Musculoskeletal Medicine and PainREVIEW

Musculoskeletal Conditions in Patients With Diabetes: A Narrative Review

Dylan Shafer, OMS IV; Jake Gooing, OMS IV; Vincent Lee, DO; and Michael A. Seffinger, DO
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Received: October 21, 2019

Accepted: November 6, 2019

Published: September 2, 2020

J Osteopath Med; 120(10): 660-664

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a multisystem disease that affects millions of people worldwide. The vascular and cardiac effects of DM have been well-studied, but little is known about the prevalence of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions in patients with DM. This review provides an in-depth analysis of a cross-sectional study investigating the presence of several common MSK disorders in patients with DM. This review also analyzes current literature to update health care professionals about the MSK conditions associated with DM.

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