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I have a fallen arch from Charcot disease. Will the arch come back?

By Anonymous July 21, 2017 - 9:13am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER.

Have you been diagnosed with Charcot joint disease?

In general, any disease process that results in loss of sensation in the lower extremity can lead to Charcot joint disease. Today, the leading cause of Charcot joint disease is diabetes mellitus. It is estimated that 1 out of 700 patients with diabetes will develop Charcot joint. Other entities, which can lead to Charcot joint, include: chronic alcoholism, leprosy, hereditary insensitivity to pain, syringomyelia and multiple sclerosis.

Patients who develop Charcot joint disease most commonly notice unexplained swelling in their foot or ankle. Because of underlying loss of sensation, this swelling is often painless.

Anonymous, I could not find any information linking a fallen arch to Charcot. I suggest you speak with your physician.


July 21, 2017 - 9:37am
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