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What is Charcot foot?

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Charcot foot, also called Charcot arthropathy, is a disease that attacks the bones, joints, and soft tissue in your feet. When it starts, you may not realize something’s wrong. But eventually, it can cause painful sores or change the shape of your foot. But if you know what to look for, your doctor can diagnose and treat the problem before it causes much damage.

From: What Is Charcot Foot? WebMD Medical Reference

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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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