Charcot foot (a condition in which bones in the foot weaken and break) is common in people with diabetes and/or peripheral neuropathy. They may have a loss of feeling in the feet due to nerve damage and are sometimes unaware severe deformities.
If you have diabetes and/or peripheral neuropathy: See a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon to be monitored for Charcot foot, which can be treated with surgery and/or specialized footwear. Warning signs include sudden swelling or pain of the foot and/or leg.
Want to Keep Reading?
Continue reading with a Health Confidential membership.