Diabetes can cause other health conditions. A lot of things in the body are linked. Bone and joint conditions are among those related to it. This explains that further. It’s important to take care of your body and this is just further evidence of that.
- If you have diabetes, you’re at increased risk of various bone and joint disorders. Certain factors, such as nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy), arterial disease and obesity, may contribute to these problems.
- Charcot (shahr-KOH) joint, also called neuropathic arthropathy, occurs when a joint deteriorates because of nerve damage.
- If detected early, progression of the disease can be slowed. Limiting weight-bearing activities and use of orthotic supports to the affected joint and surrounding structures can help.
“A healthy lifestyle, including weight-bearing exercise, such as walking, and eating a well-balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D — including supplements if needed — are the best ways to address this condition.”