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Charcot foot is a condition that often results from neuropathy (nerve damage) and poor circulation in your foot or ankle. This ailment is one of the many issues that can accompany diabetes and will often lead to deformity and disability of the foot.
With neuropathy, it is possible to incur a fracture in one of your foot bones without being aware of it. Continuing to walk on the injured foot (since you are unaware that anything is wrong) only leads to more severe fractures. As this issue compounds, the foot structure can start to collapse and become quite deformed. That is why constant monitoring of your foot health is so important, so you can catch any problems early before they deteriorate into serious issues.
If you, or a loved one, live with diabetes and are not already receiving diabetic foot care, contact our office and enlist the help of Sugar Land’s leading expert in the field of podiatric care. Foot & Ankle Associates provides a wide range of state-of-the-art treatment for whatever foot or ankle issue ails you. Make an appointment with our office by calling (888) 784-5335, or use our online form today.