Ways To Treat And Prevent Charcot Foot

Wear Supportive Shoes

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Patients are encouraged to wear supportive shoes to counteract the instability caused by Charcot foot. Supportive shoes can make walking easier and may alleviate some of the pressure walking naturally places on the foot. Flat shoes are generally recommended, and they should have a sole that is firm without being rigid. Athletic shoes often provide a high level of support for many patients. Doctors may recommend patients use orthotic shoe inserts in their footwear. These gel or foam cushions protect the foot and toes from friction and pressure by redistributing weight in a balanced manner. Orthotic inserts can be purchased at drugstores and specialist shoe stores. Podiatrists and orthopedic surgeons are generally able to make custom shoe inserts for patients who need them, and these medical professionals can also provide custom footwear for patients who cannot get adequate support with regular shoes.

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