If you have mild Dupuytren's contracture, you can protect your hands by:
- Avoiding a tight grip on tools by building up the handles with pipe insulation or cushion tape
- Using gloves with heavy padding during heavy grasping tasks
However, your condition may persist or worsen, despite these precautions.
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