Are people with diabetes more prone to ‘frozen shoulder’?

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Frozen shoulder is a condition that causes your shoulder to be stiff and painful. It can make it tough to do simple tasks like reaching for something on a shelf.

Now, imagine having a disease like diabetes and then also dealing with a frozen shoulder. Not very pleasant, is it?

A recent study is suggesting that there might be a connection between diabetes and frozen shoulder. This study was published online on January 4 in a journal called BMJ Open.

What Did the Researchers Do?

The research was conducted by a group of experts led by a smart man named Brett Paul Dyer. Brett is a researcher from Keele University’s School of Medicine in the United Kingdom.

Brett and his team wanted to know whether having diabetes, whether it’s type 1 or type 2, can increase your chances of getting a frozen shoulder.

So, to figure this out, they looked at past studies. They specifically looked at eight studies. Each of these studies was trying to find a link between diabetes and frozen shoulder.

What Did the Researchers Find?

After looking at all these studies, the researchers found that people with diabetes are much more likely to get a frozen shoulder.

In six of the studies that they examined, which had a total of 5,388 people, the researchers found that people with diabetes were nearly four times more likely to have a frozen shoulder.

The team also checked out two other studies that observed people over a period of time. These two studies also showed a connection between diabetes and a higher chance of getting a frozen shoulder.

But, it’s important to know that not all studies are perfect. Seven out of the eight studies had what researchers call a “high risk of bias”. This means that the results may not be 100% right. One study had a “moderate risk of bias”.

What This Means for Doctors and Patients

Based on their findings, the researchers are advising doctors to keep an eye out for this link between diabetes and frozen shoulder.

They suggest that during regular check-ups, doctors should ask their diabetic patients if their shoulders hurt.

This is because diagnosing a frozen shoulder early can really help. If doctors can start treating a frozen shoulder early, it can help control the pain and help the shoulder work better.

In summary, the researchers discovered that people with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing a frozen shoulder.

However, we still need to do more research to understand why this happens and how to prevent it. In the meantime, having regular check-ups and diagnosing the problem early can help manage this condition.

Other Interesting Studies about Diabetes

If you’re interested in learning more about diabetes, you should read about how flaxseed oil may be more beneficial than fish oil for people with diabetes.

There’s also a study from Stanford University that found a drug that can prevent kidney failure in people with diabetes.

You can also read about the normal blood sugar levels for people with diabetes. Another interesting study found that heavy cannabis use may decrease the chance of developing diabetes.

The study about the link between diabetes and a frozen shoulder was published in a journal called BMJ Open.

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