Dupuytren’s contracture occurs when connective tissue in the palm thickens.
The thick tissue forms hard nodules under the skin, which grow to become cords.
The cords can tighten, pulling fingers and thumbs toward the palm.
While the condition isn’t life-threatening, it can be a nuisance, and could get worse over time, according to the NHS.
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