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Charcot Foot Deformity, Treatment, and Surgery

Charcot Foot

Charcot Foot is the condition that causes debilitation of the bones in the foot. People who suffer from significant nerve damage (neuropathy) may suffer from Charcot foot. The nerve damage may cause the bones to weaken enough to fracture. As the disorder progresses, joints buckle and the foot begins to take on abnormal shape.

Charcot foot is a condition that must be addressed because it can lead to disabilities, significant deformity, and in some cases amputation. Those who suffer from diabetes should take immediate measures and see a doctor. Causes of Charcot Foot are tied to neuropathy, which reduces the nerves in the foot, specifically the ability to feel temperatures, pain, and trauma. Since the patients may not feel much, they may continue to walk, making things worse.

Symptoms that patients may experience:
- Redness & Swelling
- Soreness
- Feeling warmth in the foot

Non-surgical treatments include custom shoes, immobilizing the foot, and modifications made to the day-to-day activities.

Surgery may be required if the Charcot deformity becomes severe. Our surgeons will review your case to see how to treat the deformity.

Patients can take some precautions in order to prevent Charcot foot.These include keeping the blood sugar levels in control, seeing your foot and ankle surgeon for checkups, and avoiding injury.

Please contact us for an appropriate treatment plan. It can help save the loss of your foot, toes, or leg.

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