Charcot foot can be an extremely devastating condition to have. It can lead to dangerous foot ulcers, which can then lead to amputation if not treated properly. That’s why it is so important to look out for the signs of this condition, especially if you have diabetes. These signs or symptoms may include abnormal redness in the foot. You may also notice that your foot is hot to the touch, or looks swollen or inflamed. Because swelling may at first resemble other foot conditions, it’s wise to get a swollen foot examined. The start of deformities is another red flag as well. If you have diabetes you should be checking your feet daily for anything that looks out of the ordinary. Peripheral neuropathy, often associated with the disease, may not allow you to feel a problem, so you need to rely on your sight instead.
If you notice that something seems abnormal, you should call Dr. Robert Parker at (281) 497-2850 to schedule an appointment at Parker Foot & Ankle in Houston, TX today.