Increased Calcaneal Spur Frequency in Patients with Obesity and Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus Aydoğan AYDOĞDU et al Turk J Phys Med Rehab 2014;60:12-6 Quote: 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).
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