Charcot Foot

Charcot foot is a very serious condition that weakens bones and can lead to major deformity and disability. In some cases, amputation may even be required. Because of its seriousness, it is important that patients with diabetes take preventive measures and seek immediate care if symptoms appear.

Typical symptoms:

  • Deformation of the foot
  • Swelling or redness of the foot or ankle
  • Skin feeling warmer at the point of injury
  • A deep aching feeling

Treatment
Charcot foot is usually treated by reducing pressure on the foot. A plaster cast is often required to allow the foot to set in the correct position.