Dupuytren's Disease is an abnormal thickening of of the palm that may limit movement of the fingers. In serious cases, a cord forms beneath the skin that stretches from the palm into the fingers. The cord causes the fingers to bend into the palm so they cannot be fully extended. Sometimes, the disease will affect other areas of the body - such as the knuckles of the fingers or the soles of the feet. The cause of Dupuytren's Disease is unknown and there is no permanent cure. But, the disease is harmless and painless.