Charcots Foot

by Admin on February 23, 2012

Charcots Foot is a complication of the foot in those with diabetes. It is a subluxation or even dislocation of the joints in the context of nerve damage and the person with diabetes cannot feel the damage due to the lack of sensation. They feel no pain, so there is no warning system that there is a problem. As a result of that, they continue walking on it and further damage the foot. This need urgent treatment in a non-weightbearing cast and even surgery to realign the bones and joints if displaced.
If you have diabetes and some nerve damage, you need to monitor the foot daily for any signs of swelling or temperature differences between the feet. This is often the first sign of inflammation.

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