If your healthcare provider believes you may have diabetic cheiroarthropathy, you will need certain exams and tests to be sure. You should expect to be asked questions about your health history, symptoms, risk factors and family history of disease. Understanding your background will help your provider make a diagnosis.
Your provider may also give you a physical exam.
Providers will examine your hands when they’re pressed together palm to palm to determine if your fingers can flatten against themselves or if they remain bent.
An MRI or other imaging scans can further examine your joints.