The symptoms of Charcot foot may vary with regard to how much or how little you’re able to feel on account of your peripheral neuropathy. In some cases, you may not feel any discomfort at all. Others may feel some degree of soreness in the midfoot. You will, however, notice your foot swelling, particularly around the arch. The foot may appear red and feel warm to the touch. You might notice your foot becoming unstable, too. Occasionally you may observe unusual bumps or lumps as the foot breaks down. Ulcers can form more easily as well.
Catching the problem early on is critical. Early treatment increases the likelihood that the limb will completely recover. If you have diabetes and notice any of these symptoms, have your feet checked immediately. Our staff at Carolina Podiatry Group will work to get you an appointment as soon as possible to take care of the condition before it progresses any farther. Use our website or call our South Carolina offices to reach us: (803) 285-1411 for Lancaster, or (803) 548-FEET for Fort Mill.