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Tendon Pain Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

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  • People with type 2 diabetes are more than three times as likely to have tendon pain compared to those without diabetes
  • People with tendinopathy are 30 percent more likely to have diabetes than those without tendon pain
  • Tendinopathy is not the same condition as tendinitis; treatment for tendinopathy needs to break the cycle of injury and optimize collagen production so the tendon can regain normal strength

By Dr. Mercola

Tendinopathy refers to pain that occurs in and around your tendons (your tendons connect your muscles to your bones). Typically, tendinopathy is the result of overuse or repetitive movements, but in people with type 2 diabetes chronically elevated blood sugar levels may increase the risk.

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