Monday, 14 July 2014

Diabetes and musculoskeletal system

can lead to changes in the musculoskeletal system that is responsible for muscles, bones, joints, ligaments and tendons in the body. These changes can cause many diseases that can affect the fingers, hands, wrists, shoulders, neck, spine and legs.

diabetes and musculoskeletal systemSymptoms associated with diabetes, musculoskeletal problems include pain in the muscles, joints, or stiffness, decreased ability to move the joints, swollen joints, hip pain , deformity and tingling in the hands or feet.

Some musculoskeletal problems individual with diabetes. Symptoms also affect people without diabetes. For example, diabetes can cause skin changes such as thickening or seal nodules under the skin, especially the hands. Carpal tunnel syndrome is frequently seen in people with diabetes,

 as well as "clicking" finger, although these problems are also commonly seen in people without diabetes. Shoulder joint can also be damaged by diabetes. And, of course, susceptible to foot problems caused by diabetes.

Most of these diseases could be successfully treated anti-inflammatory drugs, steroid injections or other treatments. It is important to mention any signs of anxiety doctor.

Answer the following questions that relate to more frequent signs when diabetes affects the muscles, ligaments, tendons or joints. If you answer "yes" to any question, consult your doctor.

• Have a decreased flexibility in the hands, which affected the ability to move them?
• Your fingers become "closed" position?

• Do you have numbness or tingling in the hands or feet?

• Do you have stiffness or reduced movement in the shoulders?

• Do you suffer from pain or swelling in muscles?


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