Charcot joint

  • Progressive destruction of one or more joints
  • Affects bone and tissue in weight bearing joints most commonly affecting the feet
  • Symptoms may include numbness in the legs and feet, clicking or crackling sound in the joint and weakness or looseness of the joint
  • Caused most commonly by conditions resulting in nerve damage such as diabetes, syphilis or chronic alcoholism
  • May also occur from frequent injections of corticosteroids into the joint
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age but more common in adults
  • May be mild to severe and debilitating
  • May result in joint deformity or amputation if left untreated

Use a cane or walking stick

Wear comfortable and supportive shoes

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