Foot Conditions A-Z
Also called ‟Charcot arthropathy“ or ‟Charcot neurarthropathy,“ Charcot foot is a condition that causes weakening of the bones in the foot. It occurs in people who have moderate-to-severe neuropathy (nerve damage) most commonly as a result of diabetes. The condition is serious. As it progresses, the joints collapse, bones weaken and fracture and the foot becomes deformed, creating areas of increased pressure and an increased risk of ulceration, infection and eventually, amputation.