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[caption id="attachment_1975" align="alignleft" width="170"]Diabetic patient with Charcot Foot[/caption]
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy causes a loss of sensation due to nerve damage and a diminished ability to feel hot and cold, pain, or trauma. The bones in the foot eventually weaken and fracture from this stress and the foot begins to change shape. Because of the neuropathy, the diabetic patient feels no foot pain, and continues to be on their feet, aggravating the stress on the bones. As the disorder progresses, the joints collapse and the foot takes on an abnormal shape, most commonly a rocker-bottom appearance.
Symptoms of Charcot foot include
Charcot foot can be treated successfully without surgery, but it's essential to follow your podiatrist's recommendations to avoid amputation of a toe, foot, or leg.
Non-surgical treatment for Charcot foot may include
[su_highlight background="#f4f4f8"]Dr. Thomas Rocchio at PA Foot and Ankle Associates is one of the nation's leading experts in treating Charcot Foot disorders.[/su_highlight]
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