How does diabetes affect the joints?
Does diabetes increase arthritis?
And in the end, a program to deal with diabetes correctly…
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How does diabetes affect the joints?
Diabetes can cause joint pain in different ways. It may directly damage the joints, the nerves that supply them, or the arteries that supply blood to them.
According to global statistics, people with diabetes are twice as likely to develop arthritis.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition. It occurs when the pancreas does not produce insulin. Type 2 diabetes is an acquired condition. It causes the body to produce less insulin, and the hormone does not work as effectively.
Below we describe some of the diseases that diabetes can cause that is related to the skeletal system:
- carpal tunnel syndrome or median nerve compression
- Dupuytren or palms down
- Trigger finger or jumping finger
- Some people with diabetes experience thickening of the skin of the fingers with reduced mobility in the joint.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome vs. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cervical Radiculopathy
People may also experience shoulder pain, due to frozen shoulder or rotator cuff tendinitis.
When joints are damaged, the lining can no longer function effectively. As a result, the bones can rub against each other, causing inflammation, stiffness, and pain.
People with Charcot’s joints may experience redness or swelling in the feet.
Charcot joint, also known as articular neuropathy, results from nerve damage caused by diabetes. The medical term for nerve damage associated with diabetes is diabetic neuropathy.
Diabetic neuropathy can cause numbness in the extremities, such as the feet and ankles. Over time, a person may feel so little or no sensation in these areas that their leg can burn or break without feeling pain.
Here are some important signs of a Charcot joint:
redness or swelling
pain in the joints
Changes in the appearance of the feet
If Charcot joint, or articular neuropathy, causes pain, avoid using the affected foot until it has healed.
The Charcot Foot in Diabetes | Diabetes Care
People with type 1 diabetes have an increased risk of osteoporosis
Osteoporosis rarely causes symptoms in the early stages. Eventually, when the disease is more advanced, you may experience loss of height, stooped posture, or bone fractures.
We will come to the treatment of fragility in the coming times
What is the treatment in these cases?
The beginning of prevention is better than cure
Controlling blood sugar is the first line of prevention, not only for joint health but also for the health of the whole body.
The second thing is to exercise to maintain the softness of the joints and control sugar.
The third thing is to eat a balanced diet that contains all the important nutrients.
The fourth thing is to maintain an ideal weight so that we do not carry the body and joints with what they have no energy for.
Wear diabetic shoes.
Take nutritional supplements such as vitamin D, omega-3, and vitamin B12
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