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Charcot Arthropathy: Started out on the Wrong Foot?

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Charcot Arthropathy
What is Charcot Foot?

Teach your diabetic child about charcot Arthropathy, it is an unwanted possible side effect of Diabetes. Look at your feet every day. Be vigilant. Prevention is better than cure.

Charcot Arthropathy
Non-surgical treatment for Charcot foot consists of:

Love your feet. Wear good shoes, which fit well.  If you are likely to bump or accidentally hurt your feet, make sure your shoes are sturdy. Attend to all nicks and scratches straight away so that no infection sets in. During your sporting activities or exercise routine, take care of your feet.

There are very attractive shoes for all ages. Brands like Fitflop, Dr Scholl, Hush Puppies and Pavers (just to name a few) are good for the feet; they are comfortable, fashionable and protective.

When the bones in the foot weaken, they may fracture and the foot may change shape.
Charcot foot is a very serious condition that can lead to severe deformity, disability, and even amputation. Because of its seriousness, it is important that patients with diabetes take preventive measures and seek immediate care if signs or symptoms appear.

Examine your feet everyday. Feel the temperature of the foot, check for redness or swelling, pain or lack of sensation.  If any of these symptoms occur seek medical assistance. Most importantly, keep your blood sugar levels under control. This will keep you as healthy as you can be.

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