Neuropathic arthropathy or Charcot foot is a foot disease that can happen to men, women or children. The problem begins with the slow degeneration of a weight bearing joint. Since initial symptoms are not noticeable, individuals suffering from the problem do not realize the need of a treatment. However, as time passes the condition gets worst and symptoms become visible. The problem which begins with minor disorder leads to collapsed bones thereby resulting in deformed shape of foot. In certain instances, Charcot foot may cause loss of function and even death. To avoid such fatal consequences, patients suffering from this problem must seek medical help at the earliest possible.

Whenever a patient is diagnosed with a health problem, the first thing he or she wants to know is the cause behind the disease. Though in most of the cases it is not possible for doctors to figure out the exact reason but yes there are certain factors that can result in the problem of Charcot foot. According to studies, Neuropathy is known to be the major cause behind this particular foot disease. Patients who suffer from neuropathy are unable to feel pain and continue exerting pressure on their feet by walking and running. Patients who have had a history of neuropathy must visit doctors on regular intervals for health checkup. By doing so, it would be possible to detect symptoms of any sort of foot disease during early stages only.

Apart from visiting doctor for regular health checkups, one should be aware of symptoms of Charcot foot as well. Like other foot diseases, the person suffering from the problem experiences pain and soreness in the affected area. It is noteworthy that mostly weight-bearing joints are most affected in this particular health problem. Also, the affected joint becomes red and swells too. In certain cases, the joint becomes warm and one can feel it simply by touching the joint.

Individuals who have been diagnosed with Charcot foot should not lose hope and consult a clinic offering Charcot foot and Hallux Limitus treatment. The treatments for foot diseases are usually divided into two categories – surgical and non-surgical. Initially, doctors try to treat the problem with medications and non-surgical methods. In case these methods do not work, higher level of treatment is given to patients. Surgical treatment is the last option considered by doctors and you must get it done if the doctor advises so.

Author's Bio: 

The author of this article is a surgeon at Advanced Foot and Ankle Center of San Deigo. He has been working at the center and treating bunion aid splint for many years. The center provides bunion aid and Hallux Limitus treatment services as well. To know more about the center, visit