Those with diabetes often suffer from neuropathy, and the resulting loss of sensation can mean acquiring a foot injury without even realizing it. If you then continue to walk on the injured bones, it can cause them to progressively disintegrate, resulting in further injury and deformity. This condition is called Charcot foot, and if not caught early enough, it can lead to devastating consequences, including amputation.
That’s why, if you have diabetes, it is important to keep a close eye on your feet. Check them every day for any signs of swelling, redness, or deformities. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, contact Dr. Harvey Danciger at (760) 568-0108 to schedule an appointment immediately. Early treatment is critical to minimize damage. Find out more about Charcot foot and other diabetic foot problems on our website, or by visiting our office in Palm Desert, CA. Let us help you before any injury becomes worse.