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What can trigger Charcot foot?

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There’s no specific cause for Charcot foot. But some things can trigger it:

As these problems begin, you may not know that your foot is hurt since nerve damage keeps you from feeling pain. So the injury or sore gets worse as you walk on it. Then the bones in the foot begin to lose the calcium that makes them strong.

  • A sprain or broken bone that doesn’t get treatment quickly
  • A sore on your foot that doesn’t heal
  • An infection
  • Foot surgery that heals slowly

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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