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How is Charcot foot treated?

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It can take several months to treat Charcot foot. The key is to ease the stress on your injured foot.

Stay off your foot. Your doctor will put your foot in a cast. Over the next 2 or 3 months, your doctor will probably change the cast several times as the swelling goes down.

Prevent new problems. After your doctor takes off the last cast, you’ll wear prescription shoes that fit your feet properly. They’ll relieve the pressure points that can cause injuries or sores.

Repair bones with surgery. Your doctor will only go this route if your injuries make your foot unstable or you can’t wear special shoes or braces. A bad sore also could lead to surgery.

From: What Is Charcot Foot? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FootCareMD: “Charcot Arthropathy.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Charcot Foot.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Diabetes and Foot Problems.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on March 01, 2018

SOURCES:

FootCareMD: “Charcot Arthropathy.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Charcot Foot.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Diabetes and Foot Problems.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on March 01, 2018

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