Unless you’ve been diagnosed with dupuytren’s contracture, you’ve probably never heard of it before.  It’s a condition that affects the tendons of the hands and causes them to contract (shorten and tighten).  It’s also sometimes called trigger finger or Viking’s disease.

If you suffer from it, you will notice the tightened tendons that are affected because they become more visible in the palm of the hands.  Also the nearest affected finger will curl inwards towards the palm and be difficult to straighten completely.

The most common form of medical treatment is surgery, but this should be assessed by your doctor or medical specialist.

On doing some research into the subject, I came across this recent study on acupuncture for trigger finger. The results were promising, however further, higher quality studies are recommended.