Scientists find a link between diabetes and frozen shoulder
Diabetes and Frozen Shoulder: The Connection
A frozen shoulder is a painful condition that makes it difficult to move the shoulder. It seems that people with diabetes may be more likely to suffer from this problem.
That comes from a detailed review and analysis of previous studies published Jan. 4 in the online journal BMJ Open.
A closer look at the research
The research team was led by Brett Paul Dyer, a scientist from the UK’s Keele University School of Medicine.
His team wanted to find out if diabetes (either type 1 or type 2) could increase the risk of frozen shoulder.
To do this, they referred to previous studies. In total, they looked at eight studies. All of these studies looked at the link between diabetes and frozen shoulder.
What the studies say
The team found that people with diabetes were much more likely to get frozen shoulder.
Based on six studies that looked at 5,388 people, they found that people with diabetes were 3.69 times more likely to have it.
This means that diabetics are almost four times more likely to develop frozen shoulder than someone without diabetes.
They also looked at two other studies that tracked people over time. Both studies showed that diabetes is linked to a frozen shoulder.
However, it is important to note that seven out of eight studies had a high risk of bias. This means that the results may not be entirely correct. One study had a moderate risk of bias.
Important advice for doctors
The researchers suggest that doctors should be aware of this link between diabetes and frozen shoulder.
They recommend that doctors should ask their diabetic patients if they have shoulder pain at regular check-ups.
Early diagnosis of frozen shoulder can be very helpful. It allows doctors to start treatment early. This can help reduce pain and improve shoulder function.
In summary, this study shows that people with diabetes have a higher risk of developing 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 to get this disease under control.
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The study was published in the BMJ Open.
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