Charcot foot is the breakdown or weakening of the bones in the foot, usually resulting from diabetic nerve damage. Charcot foot can cause serious problems including ulcers and lack of feeling in the foot. Symptoms include:
- Poor circulation
- Warmness in the feet
- Redness, swelling, and discoloration
- Diabetic ulcers
Treatments can include controlling blood sugar levels, casting/immobilizing the foot, special shoes, or braces. Serious cases may require surgery.