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Re: [IP] Diabetic Cheiroarithropathy

But WHAT is it?  what are the symptoms?

Summer (dx'd 1986 at age 4)
Pumping Nov.12/02 - Blue Paradigm

> Best estimates are that more than half of diabetics have some form of
> cheiroarthropathy and it occurs most often in patients with long 
> histories of the disease.
> The treatment of cheiroarthropathy can be very successful and 
> includes mild pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medicine 
> similar 
> to those used for arthritis.
> In addition, occupational or physical therapy can be extremely 
> helpful, which would include stretching exercises daily and 
> functional exercises for fingers and hands to  stretch and expand 
> the skin. 
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