Natural Remedies for Dupuytren's Contracture and Ledderhose Disease...

by Freddie
(Rhode Island, USA)


Do you have a natural treatment for Dupuytren and Ledderhose disease? I have both and the only treatment Doctors are prescribing is surgery. Hope you can help me. Regards, Freddie.


Hi Freddie, and thanks for your question regarding natural remedies and treatments for Dupuytren's contracture and Ledderhose disease.

Yes, there are definitely some natural and home remedies for both of these problems that will help tremendously with your symptoms. Firstly with Dupuytren's contracture...

Dr Jonathan Wright is a leading expert on using potassium iodide to successfully treat various diseases, including Dupuytren's contracture. This guy definitely knows what he's talking about!

Have a read of his article here and follow his protocol for treating Dupuytren's contracture and Peyronie's disease with potassium iodide (SSKI), PABA, vitamin E and DMSO... Potassium iodide for treating Dupuytren's contracture.

Dr Jeffery Tucker has virtually the same protocol... Healing Dupuytren’s Contracture.

This video is also quite useful... A Healing Solution for Dupuytren's Contracture.

SSKI can be quite difficult to find but these guy's supply a high quality and high strength USP grade potassium iodide supplement if you're interested... USP Grade Potassium Iodide (SSKI).

Now with Ledderhose disease... the potassium iodide will help with this condition tremendously but you also need to pay particular attention to your diet. The fact is, most people who have this disease usually have a myriad of other health problems as well. If you have diabetes (which is common for people with ledderhose) then be sure to follow our protocol for treating diabetes naturally... Natural Diabetes Treatment.

In addition, take the time to read this short article on an effective diet for Ledderhose disease... Can Diet Help Prevent Ledderhose Disease?.

With the right supplements and dietary changes, you can definitely relieve the symptoms of both these health problems significantly.

Hope this helps you Freddie.

Good luck and all the best,


Troy (Certified Holistic Nutritionist & Herbalist, Health & Wellness Coach, Sports Nutritionist)

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May 30, 2016
by: Anonymous

Is there a way to reduce or eliminate the nodules of ledderhose?
Does a more alkaline diet, significantly less meat have any affect?
Would soaking feet in apple cider vinegar be helpful?

May 30, 2016
by: Troy (Admin)

Massage therapy using essential oils is one of the standard alternative therapies for reducing the nodules associated with ledderhose disease. According to Dr Jonathan Wright, an alkaline diet is very important for anyone with ledderhose disease, so yes, try and increase your intake of alkaline foods, especially wheat grass, which is one of the best for raising your body's pH level.
Apple cider vinegar is also excellent for boosting your pH and alkalizing the body so definitely take this as well (a tablespoon mixed in a glass of water and taken 3 times daily). Soaking your feet in a 50/50 solution of ACV would also help tremendously. Just make sure the ACV you buy is organic and still contains the "mother" apple (like these ones). In addition, don't forget about using the potassium iodide.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Apr 06, 2017
Adverse effect from iodine
by: Marcel Rietjens (NL)

I have tried the SSKI solution but I noticed that the contracture got worse. I could feel it contracting after I rubbed in the solution.
So I had to go for surgery. Later I tried it again on my other hand but this time using an iodine (I2) solution in about 50/50 water/DMSO mixture. Same effect: I can feel it contacting after about an hour.
Same with Ledderhose: that also negatively responds to iodide and iodine.
(even if I don't rub in onto my foot).
Do you have any explanation? Any suggestions?

Apr 07, 2017
by: Troy

Hi Marcel. How long did you use the SSKI for? Dr Jonathan Wright says it can take several months for the full effects to be felt. Also remember that with many remedies the "things can get worse before they get better" rule applies in most cases. So basically, you have to give the treatment plenty of time to work. Be sure to also get yourself tested for glucose intolerance as per Dr Wrights recommendation. Here's what he says in his article...

"Dupuytren’s contracture" and "Peyronie’s disease" are two "fibrotic" conditions that can be helped considerably by SSKI. In Dupuytren’s contracture, thickening (fibrosis) occurs along one of the tendons in the palm in the hand, pulling the related finger down towards the palm. As the problem progresses, the finger often can’t be straightened any more.
In Peyronie’s disease, a very similar thickening occurs along the shaft of the penis, making erections increasing "curved" and painful. In both cases, rubbing SSKI into the thickened tissue at least twice daily softens and lessens the fibrotic area over a period of several months, allowing for more normal function.
For these conditions, it’s additionally helpful to take para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) 2 grams, three times daily, and to rub a mixture of Vitamin E and DMSO into the thickened areas, also. However, if "caught early", SSKI alone will often "do the job". (It’s also advisable to have glucose-insulin tolerance test done, as there’s an unusually high incidence of "insulin resistance" in people with Dupuytren’s contracture or Peyronie’s disease.

In addition to this, castor oil and Sonic toothbrush massage are also extremely effective for treating Peyronie's disease... A Natural Remedy for Peyronie's Disease That Works! so these may also be effective for Dupuytren's Contracture and Ledderhose Disease. Maybe worth considering?

Hope this helps.

All the best to you Marcel!

May 09, 2018
Castor oil for ledderhose and dupuytren's
by: Anonymous

I noticed a lump in my foot after sliding down a ladder wherein the instep of my foot took a large force of the fall. There was no breakage thankfully, but mentioning it to the doctor some weeks later she diagnosed me with ledderhose. I tried the mother label acv and almost within 10 hours of applying it overnight I saw a pearl forming on the joint of my finger. The external application of the acv seemed to aggravate it. About 3 months later I saw the castor oil option and tried that as the lump was now growing larger. Within 5 days the castor oil reduced the size by at least a third. When I applied it to the new (but now reduced in size ) lump on my finger I observed immediately a bubble travelling from my hand toward my wrist and the cyst was then gone on my finger. After a follow up with the doc, I queried as to whether the breaking down of the lump might case it to be redeposited elsewhere or if she knew of any harm from the castor oil. She did not know. I'll continue to keep watch for any changes.

Jul 23, 2018
by: Anonymous

Hi, I just wanted to add a follow-up to my May 9 post. I had a nodule in my left foot that I was applying castor oil to. I applied about a tablespoon of castor oil to a portion of paper towel then taped this to my foot to hold it in place. I then covered it with a plastic bag and a sock so as not to slip before going to bed every night. The nodule seems to have changed in size. It is now almost flush with the tendon on my instep, however, it has overlapped to the side of the tendon so it's hard to tell how deep it is there. My focus was initially just on the nodule, and getting the size reduced, which is what was occurring, and I was pleased to show my doc the results, however, I started to note cramping in the metatarsal area. I have very thick calloused skin there so it's hard to tell at this point. I did not want to take any chances so I also applied castor oil there. I was applying this every evening then mid-June I began doing this every other day with good results. I noticed that if I went 2 days without applying, it would seem to start growing again. And a big question for me is, is this is being absorbed by the body or is it being redeposited elsewhere? I started looking at dietary possibilities and will follow through with that. I also had an older pad/nodule on my left small finger that I would also rub with the oil and cover with a bandage. It is not reducing as quickly as the newer nodule on my foot. I had an overnight popup of a new nodule on the index finger of my right hand that disappeared immediately upon applying the oil. I am mid 60s, female, no other health concerns, slightly overweight, and retired from a strenuous outdoor job involving climbing and overusing my hands. I pray for my healing.

Jul 30, 2018
by: Troy

Along with using the castor oil, try this remedy... Powerful Arthritis Cure. One of the main causes and triggers for nodules is a calcium, magnesium, boron and vitamin D deficiency.

Hope this helps! :)

Feb 26, 2019
Acupuncture Helped Me
by: Anonymous

Before I found this diagnosis and looking up other things, my doctor used acupuncture for my hand/foot nodules. It was quite painful, but was an immediate solution. I went back after a year after doing some heavy manual labor (that I didn't know I should avoid) and had it done again. Mine I feel is genetic and exposure to overwork and trauma, along with maybe wireless/radiation exposure.

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