Charcot’s Neuroarthropathy (CN)
Charcot neuroarthropathy, a condition that most often occurs as a complication of long-term diabetes or neurophathy, is a progressive degenerative condition that affects the foot. It is characterized by nerve damage in the foot along with severely weakened foot bones. The lack of protective sensation combined with an injury leads to continued unnoticed damage and eventual collapse of the foot and ankle bones. Charcot typically presents itself as a severely red and swollen foot. If not diagnosed and treated quickly, irreversible deformity can develop.
To learn more about treatment options available for Charcot neuroarthropathy, please complete the appointment request box or call (319) 338-3606 to schedule a consultation with a Steindler Orthopedic Clinic specialty-trained foot doctor.