Monday, August 12, 2013

Diabetes and Muscle Aches

Diabetes can cause a range of complications, the most prevalent among them being a change in the musculoskeletal system, a joint term used to refer to your muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. These changes can lead to painful muscles, swelling and limited muscular flexibility in fingers, hands, wrists, shoulders, neck, spine and  feet in diabetic patients.

With its incidence rate increasing day by day, diabetes has become the leading  cause of progressive wasting and weakening of the muscles, making it excruciatingly painful for diabetic patients to carry out their daily activities. For reasons unknown, certain patients are more susceptible to experience this connective tissue disorder than others. However, the causes of diabetic muscle pain have been clearly outlined, all of which lead to the inflammation and damage of the muscular tissues.

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