Diabetes Charcot Foot
- A painless, red, swollen foot with increased skin temperature resembles an infection
- While the foot is warm and swollen, your doctor will perform foot X Rays which may show massive destruction of bones resembling malignancy or chronic bone infection.
- Charcot’s foot in diabetics may not be painful, and gradually progress to a massive destruction of the bones and joints of the foot and eventually the arch of the foot collapsed.
- The arch of the foot disappears completely collapes and becomes flat. As the foot begins to bear weight, a large ulceration of the skin may develop under the arch of the foot and further complicates the problem with a threat of infection of the bone. This may eventually lead to an amputation.