Charcot foot, also called neuropathic arthropathy or neuropathic osteoarthropathy, is a condition that affects the feet and ankle bones, joints and soft tissues. It makes them weaker and more prone to breaking or dislocating. If untreated, the foot collapses and becomes deformed, which can cause ulcers or other wounds.
Charcot foot is a condition that affects people with Peripheral Neuropathy. Because Peripheral Neuropathy affects the nerves of the feet, and causes a loss of sensation, people may not feel the damage until it is advanced, resulting in infections and amputation.
Making time for daily foot checks, building good habits and regular healthcare appointments can help you prevent Charcot Foot.