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Home Health Library Topics Neuropathic arthropathy


With Charcot joint (neuropathic arthropathy), nerve damage from diabetes causes joint deterioration. It usually affects the feet.


Symptoms include numbness, tingling, swelling and deformity of the affected joints.


Early detection can limit deterioration. Treatments include shoe inserts (orthotics) and limiting weight-bearing activities.

Last Updated: March 18th, 2020