Scientists find a link between diabetes and frozen shoulder

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Diabetes and Frozen Shoulder: The Connection

Frozen shoulder is a painful condition that makes it hard to move your shoulder. It seems that people with diabetes may be more likely to develop this problem.

This is according to a detailed review and analysis of past studies, published on January 4 in the online journal BMJ Open.

A Closer Look at the Research

The research team was led by Brett Paul Dyer, a scholar from the School of Medicine at Keele University in the United Kingdom.

His team wanted to find out if having diabetes (either type 1 or type 2) could increase the risk of getting a frozen shoulder.

To do this, they dug into past studies. They looked at eight studies in total. All these studies were about the link between diabetes and frozen shoulder.

What the Studies Say

The team found that people with diabetes were much more likely to get a frozen shoulder.

Based on six studies that looked at 5,388 people, they found that the odds were 3.69 times greater for people with diabetes.

This means that if you have diabetes, you’re almost four times more likely to develop a frozen shoulder than someone without diabetes.

They also looked at two other studies that followed people over time. Both studies showed that diabetes was linked to frozen shoulder.

However, it’s important to note that seven out of eight studies had a high risk of bias. This means that the results might not be entirely accurate. One study had a moderate risk of bias.

Important Advice for Clinicians

The researchers suggest that doctors should be aware of this link between diabetes and frozen shoulder.

They recommend that during regular check-ups, doctors should ask their patients with diabetes if they have any shoulder pain.

An early diagnosis of frozen shoulder can help a lot. It allows doctors to start treatment early. This can help manage the pain and improve shoulder function.

In conclusion, this study shows that people with diabetes have a higher risk of developing a frozen shoulder.

More research is needed to understand why this happens and how to prevent it. Until then, regular check-ups and early diagnosis can help manage this condition.

If you care about diabetes, please read studies that flaxseed oil is more beneficial than fish oil to people with diabetes, and Stanford study finds drug that prevents kidney failure in diabetes.

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The study was published in BMJ Open.

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