Read below about thickened skin on the palm of the hand, including causes and common questions. Or get a personalized analysis of your thickened skin on the palm of the hand from our A.I. health assistant. At Buoy, we build tools that help you know what’s wrong right now and how to get the right care.

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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Thickened Skin on the Palm of the Hand

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced thickened skin on the palm of the hand. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Hand Callus

    A callus is a hard, thick layer of skin that develops when the skin experiences lots of friction and pressure. A callus may cause discomfort, but is of no big concern.

    Should go away immediately by trimming excess skin, and will not reappear if shoe inserts are used.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    thickened skin on the hand, thickened skin on the hand with visible lines
    Symptoms that always occur with hand callus:
    thickened skin on the hand with visible lines
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

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  2. 2.Dupuytren Disease

    Dupuytren Disease, also known as Dupuytren's contracture, is a condition that gradually causes connective tissue (fascia) under the skin of the palm to thicken and become scar-like. Although Dupuytren's isn't painful, it does restrict movement. The thickened tissue forces several fingers - usually the ring and pinky fingers - to curl in toward the palm.

    This condition is chronic, and may get worse over time, eventually requiring treatment.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    finger joint stiffness, hand bump, thickened skin on the finger, swollen hands, hand injury
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Thickened Skin on the Palm of the Hand

  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.Do the skin's natural lines go through the thickened skin?
  • Q.What is your body mass?
  • Q.Have you noticed that your limbs are growing?

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Thickened Skin on the Palm of the Hand Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced thickened skin on the palm of the hand have also experienced:

    • 12% Dry Skin
    • 7% Hand Itch
    • 5% Feeling Itchy or Tingling All Over
  • People who have experienced thickened skin on the palm of the hand had symptoms persist for:

    • 64% Over a Month
    • 12% Less Than a Week
    • 10% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced thickened skin on the palm of the hand were most often matched with:

    • 100% Dupuytren Disease
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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