Tests and diagnosis

By Mayo Clinic Staff

During the physical exam, your doctor will visually inspect your hands closely, comparing them to each other and checking for any puckering on the skin of your palms. He or she will also press on different parts of your hands and fingers to check for toughened knots or bands of tissue.

In most cases, doctors can diagnose Dupuytren's contracture simply by looking at and feeling your hands. Other tests are rarely necessary.

Oct. 24, 2012