Increased Calcaneal Spur Frequency in Patients with Obesity and Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus


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Aydogdu A., Akbulut H., Ege T., Tasci l., Ertugrul D., Aydogan U., ...More

TURKIYE FIZIKSEL TIP VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, vol.60, no.1, pp.12-16, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tftrd.2014.21548
  • Title of Journal : TURKIYE FIZIKSEL TIP VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.12-16

Abstract

Objective: Obesity is a risk factor for calcaneal spur (CS) formation. Diabetes mellitus may contribute to the risk of CS due to the decreased ability of tissue repair and peripheral neuropathy. Thus, we aimed to determine the frequency of CS in asymptomatic obese subjects with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Also, we tried to find the related factors of CS in patients with T2DM.