Adhesive capsulitis is a term used to define marked limitation of shoulder movement in all planes in the absence of significant joint pathology, although the term is frequently used more broadly in clinical practice (ie, even in the setting of known joint pathology). Diabetes mellitus is commonly associated with adhesive capsulitis, most often in patients with prolonged disease, diffuse microvascular disease, or limited joint mobility syndrome. Diabetic neuropathy can result in Charcot joints, usually of the feet. Charcot joints radiographically are disorganized with excessive bone formation and resorption. Glycosylation of muscles has not been demonstrated in diabetic patients.
- Microvascular disease.
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