Charcot Foot Fracture

Fran D
By Fran D Latest Reply 2017-01-25 05:33:31 -0600
Started 2011-04-15 20:17:39 -0500

Anybody have this problem?
I find it hard to believe that there is nothing to mend the bones involved


3 replies

Jann Marie
Jann Marie 2017-01-25 05:33:31 -0600 Report

I first injured my foot in 2014, told my GP and my podiatrist I think its charcot and noone would listen. They both said its not charcot, its flat foot, lose weight, I managed it with over the counter tensors and braces, until finally I saw a casting specialist who pushed my doctor to do an xray because of the developing "rocker foot" bottom. Im now 1 month into wearing my CROW cast that I was told I will wear for about a year. Anyone with CHARCOT needs to be assessed for a custom CROW offloading cast to try and perserve the shape of the foot.

vuzendoski
vuzendoski 2011-04-16 17:22:23 -0500 Report

i have had charcot feet since 2000 aqnd i went to a top foot dr and he told me that they could put pins in my feet but unless the bones go thru the skin they will not touch my feet as once they cut on a diabetics feet some do not heal as good and that might lead to amputation. i was suppose to wear specail orthedotic shoes with braces but have very limited mobility so i just find the best support in a jogging/tennis shoe and get by with that also wear compression hoses to keep swelling down, but i think if i would of went to the best dR to begin with i would be in better sha[e foot wised .. best of luck with your charcot foot

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-04-15 20:46:25 -0500 Report

Howdy Fran.

From your post I guess you have the Charcot foot?

The only thing I have heard is to set the bones the best one can and keep the foot immobile, and supposedly time will allow it to heal

Here's a list of discussions from the past which charcot foot was mentioned. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions?qu...

I pray you have success with getting is set and healed.

Blessings to you nd yours, Fran

James