The condition Charcot (pronounced “sharko”) foot is one of the most serious foot problems a diabetic can face.
It is caused when the foot bones fracture and disintegrate, warping the shape of the foot. Because the foot is numb, there is no pain sensation and the person continues to walk on it, creating further damage.
Charcot foot can be misdiagnosed: a hot, red swollen foot that can be a warning sign of Charcot Foot can often be mistaken for an infection or gout. It is important to be evaluated by a specialist at Anderson Podiatry Center for accurate diagnosis. A brace or special shoe can help support the foot.
- Supportive shoes or braces
- Reconstructive surgery if the deformity is too severe
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