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Nodule on palm next to ring finger. Is it possible to melt it down?

thanks, I have a small nodul in my palm next to the ring finger . when I touch it it feels like a little bone raised. it might be dupuytren contracture ..... my question is it possible to melt it down? do I need to pay for the answer? I already telling you what it might be... I m asking about the treatment, unless I have to go to a hand doctor...
Asked On : Sat, 29 Dec 2012
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the nodule on the side of your ring finger can be nodular stage of dupuytrens contracture or it may be trigger finger which also presents similarly. in trigger finger there is difficulty in flexing and extending the finger and the finger releases like a trigger of pistol. it usually happens in elderly. if you are sure that it is dupuytrens contracture then a single nodule is not a indication of surgery and you need not to worry at this stage unless it progresses (it can). it cannot be melted down as such, for this either intralesional steroid injections or surgery is required.
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Answered: Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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