PGA Golfer Tim Herron Teams Up with Endo Pharmaceuticals to Encourage Parents to Get Their Own Check-Ups This Back-to-School Season
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Herron is one of the estimated 16 million people in the U.S. living with Dupuytren's Contracture. The progressive, potentially disfiguring hand condition affects a layer of tissue underneath the palms, causing one or more fingers to move into a bent position so they cannot be straightened. As the contracture progresses, the bent fingers can make everyday tasks become more difficult – like shaking hands or even signing your own name. Because there is so little awareness about Dupuytren's Contracture, even among physicians, many people mistakenly think they have arthritis or trigger finger.
"Living with Dupuytren's Contracture has made me passionate about sharing my experiences and raising awareness because, as a professional golfer, I understand the importance of being able to grip things in daily life," Herron said. "As a parent, I also understand how easy it is for people my age to ignore or neglect signs of a potential health issue. With back-to-school shopping around the corner, I believe this is a great time for parents to put their own health on the list and schedule their own check-up. If you think you might have this condition, it's important to see a hand specialist or hand surgeon to get properly diagnosed and discuss possible treatment, including non-surgical options."
"Dupuytren's Contracture can progress slowly, so people may delay seeing a doctor until they can no longer straighten their fingers – which is why it's important to stay on top of your health status, even as a busy parent," said
Individuals may start to notice symptoms through the development of a lump, or nodule, at the base of the finger prior to the formation of a contracture. The condition most commonly impacts the ring and pinky finger and can occur in one or both hands. Typically, men are affected by Dupuytren's Contracture more often than women.
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Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) is a highly focused generics and specialty branded pharmaceutical company delivering quality medicines to patients in need through excellence in development, manufacturing and commercialization. Endo has global headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and U.S. headquarters in Malvern, PA. Learn more at www.endo.com.
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