Charcot foot is one of the
most common conditions, which is also commonly known as neuropathic
osteoarthropathy. It is a degenerative condition that generally takes place
when a patient has diabetes. When a person has high glucose in their body, it
can damage the nerves present in their lower limbs. This can cause numbness or
neuropathy and also reduced sensitivity.
Lack of sensation might break
down in the joints, bones and soft tissues due to the unintentional and
continuous pressure given on their lower limbs. Stages in Charcot
How Does It
- Inflammation generally
happens from chronic trauma, which again leads to osteolysis
- Increase in the active bone
resorption due to abnormal vascular reflex, which makes the bones even weaker
- Bone fractures, which
result in releasing the pro-inflammatory cytokines. This again promotes
inflammation which leads to pain due to neuropathic diabetics.
- Diabetic patients keep
continuing normal motion due to being unable to feel the sensation, leading to irreversible
damage on the foot.
Charcot foot can be damaging
if not taken proper care of as it can destroy the bone, leading to relenting
structure and complex fractures and ankle foot deformation. The rocker bottom
is something that shows the later stage on the patients who have diabetes. Most
of the time, it can be mistaken as the Acquired Flatfoot Disorder.
How To Treat?
- Some of the most common
- Difference in temperature
in two feet
- Mild to moderate level pain
This condition can be treated
with the trained doctors’ ability to diagnose and understand even the subtle
symptoms. We strive to get your condition treated and offer corrective
treatment by customising the treatment as per your condition.
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Use of a hindfoot arthrodesis nail for Charcot hindfoot deformity.