I was diagnosed with DC, (Dupuytren's Contracture), last year and wonder if it can affect the tendons in the arm and up to the shoulder as well. I have been having sharp stabbing pains when holding a coffee cup. I can lift the cup but before i can reach a 45 degree angle i have a shap pain the shoots from my hand into my bicep and shoulder...at times i completely lose my grip and must grab the cup with my other hand to prevent it from falling or spilling. It can be very painful and i have to restrict myself in using this arm (dominant) for several days in order to gain relief.
Even though DC is prodominatly a male disease I am female..no family history of DC either.
So can Dupuytren's also affect the tendons in the forarm, bicep and shoulder?