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What are the signs of Charcot foot?

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When Charcot foot begins, your foot will be:

It can be hard to know for sure that you have Charcot foot, especially early on. X-rays and lab tests may be normal. Plus, other foot problems can have the same symptoms. If your doctor isn’t a foot specialist (they are called podiatrists) or doesn’t treat diabetes often, they may not know much about Charcot foot. If you’re having foot problems, try to find a doctor who can give you the correct diagnosis.

  • Reddish
  • Feel warm to the touch
  • Swollen

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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