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Diabetic Charcot Foot
Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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What is Diabetic Charcot Foot?

Diabetic Charcot Foot is a condition that is a combination of bone degeneration and trauma that can deform the shape of the foot. It is one of the most serious foot problems that diabetic patients face. It results in near or complete numbness in the feet and ankle.

Diabetic Charcot Foot: What is Diabetic Charcot Foot, its Causes?

What are the causes of Diabetic Charcot Foot?

These are a few of the reasons that cause diabetic charcot foot:

  • Diabetes
  • Excessive Alcohol consumption
  • Drug abuse
  • Leprosy
  • Syphilis
  • Syringomyelia
  • Polio
  • Infection
  • Trauma
  • Damage in the peripheral nerves
  • HIV
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Psoriasis
References: 
  • Diabetic Charcot Foot. Diabetes Journal. Available at: https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/34/9/2123 Accessed on June 24th, 2020.
  • Diabetic Charcot Foot. WebMD. Available at: https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/what-is-charcot-foot Accessed on June 24th, 2020.
  • Diabetic Charcot Foot.Foot Health Facts Available at: https://www.foothealthfacts.org/conditions/charcot-foot Accessed on June 24th, 2020.
  • Diabetic Charcot Foot. Cleveland Clinic. Available at: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15836-charcot-foot Accessed on June 24th, 2020.
  • Diabetic Charcot Foot. Diabetes.co. Available at: https://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes-charcot-foot.html Accessed on June 24th, 2020.
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“The content of this publication has been developed by a third party content provider who is clinicians and/or medical writers and/or experts. The information contained herein is for educational purpose only and we request you to please consult a Registered Medical Practitioner or Doctor before deciding the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.”

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