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Will eating sugar inflame arthritic joints?
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sugars
Not usually, and not directly.

In brief: Sugars
Not usually, and not directly.
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Unlikely BUT.
Sugar by itself is not inflammatory - but if you eat too much, you get overweight and this causes or worsens osteoarthritis in the lower extremities.
People with diabetes can have certain types of musculoskeletal problems - classically called diabetic chieroarthropathy where there is tightening in the soft tissues, leading to tightness in the fingers, shoulders and other areas.

In brief: Unlikely BUT.
Sugar by itself is not inflammatory - but if you eat too much, you get overweight and this causes or worsens osteoarthritis in the lower extremities.
People with diabetes can have certain types of musculoskeletal problems - classically called diabetic chieroarthropathy where there is tightening in the soft tissues, leading to tightness in the fingers, shoulders and other areas.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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