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CHARCOT FOOT

PODIATRIST, LEANA HUNTLY STATES, "CHARCOT FOOT IS A DEFORMITY THAT RESULTS FROM NERVE DAMAGE (NEUROPATHY) IN THE FOOT OR ANKLE.  THE NERVE DAMAGE CAUSES A LOSS OF SENSATION THAT INCREASES THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE FEET.  WHEN THE FOOT IS REPEATEDLY INJURED, THE WEIGHT-BEARING JOINTS START TO BREAK DOWN.  DIAGNOSIS CAN SOMETIMES BE DIFFICULT BECAUSE THIS CONDITION CAN MIMIC OTHER CONDITIONS LIKE CELLULITIS, OR DEEP VENOUS THROMBOSIS, AND BECAUSE DIAGNOSIS OF A CHARCOT FRACTURE CANNOT BE MADE DEFINITIVELY UNTIL BONE CHANGES OCCUR.  CHARCOT IS TREATED BY REDUCING PRESSURE ON THE FOOT AND WEARING A PLASTER CAST TO ALLOW THE FOOT TO SET AND HEAL IN THE CORRECT POSITION.  WHILE YOUR FOOT IS HEALING, YOU WILL NEED REGULAR APPOINTMENTS WITH A PODIATRIST AND REGULAR X-RAYS WOULD HAVE TO BE DONE."

ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY TREATING FOOT CONDITIONS FOR MANY YEARS.  WE PRESENTLY HAVE 5 CHIROPODISTS WORKING IN OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART FOOT CLINIC.  IF YOU OR A LOVED REQUIRES HONEST, COMPETENT FOOT CARE OR CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

416-465-8737

Toronto, ON Chiropodist Academy Foot and Orthotic

752 BROADVIEW AVENUE Toronto, ON M4K 2P1 

Across from the Broadview Subway Professional  Family  Foot  Care

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