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Charcot foot, Charcot arthropathy a serious consequence of peripheral neuropathy. This is found most often in diabetic patients as diabetes is a leading cause of peripheral neuropathy.
Charcot arthropathy is progressive and causes serious foot and ankle deformities. One or both feet can be affected.
In Tullahoma and Manchester, TN, Foot Doctors, Dr. Mark Superstein and Dr. Eric Bouldin are Podiatrists trained to diagnosis and treat Charcot arthropathy.
Dr Bouldin, a Podiatric Physician and Surgeon, has expert training and specialist interest in the reconstruction of the deformed Charcot foot.
Signs and symptoms of Charcot arthropathy include swelling, redness, warmth and deformity. Dr. Superstein and Dr. Bouldin will take foot x-rays in their office to help evaluate the extent of damage to the foot. Often there are open skin sores - foot ulcers with infection.
Podiatric Physicians, Dr. Superstein and Dr. Bouldin treat this condition.
Early treatments include casting offloading the area. Diabetic shoes and diabetic insoles, orthotics can be made.
Surgery for deformed Charcot foot helps to remodel the foot and returns it closer to its original structure and function. This is limb saving as severe deformity and recurrent worsening infections tragically result in amputation.
Charcot arthropathy is a serious foot condition. Let us give you a second opinion.