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Charcot Joint

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  • In persons with Diabetes Mellitus and other conditions that damage nerves (neuropathy), an individual can lose the ability to sense pain, pressure, and temperature in the skin overlying a joint. This loss of sensation results in the individual damaging joints (especially joints in the foot) without being aware of it. A joint damaged in this manner is called a Charcot Joint.

  • Enlarged, boggy joint (though painless)
  • Decreased muscle tone in the area of the joint
  • Joint may feel loose

  • Diabetes Mellitus (diabetic neuropathy)
  • Repeated cortisone injections into a joint
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Peripheral nerve injury
  • Syringomyelia
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Tabes dorsalis
  • Leprosy

  • X-Rays may show bone loss (degeneration) and/or bony over growth (hypertrophy)

  • Mechanical devices to assist weight bearing.
  • Podiatry or Orthopedic consultation
  • Treat the underlying condition

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