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Charcot Foot Causes

Charcot foot occurs in people who have numbness in their feet and legs. This loss of sensation is the result of a type of nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy.

Charcot foot is most closely associated as a rare complication of diabetes, but peripheral neuropathy is associated with several conditions. These include:

- Diabetes
- Alcohol use disorder
- Drug abuse
- leprosy
- syphilis
- syringomyelia
- Polio
- Infection, trauma, or damage in the peripheral nerves.
- Parkinson's disease
- Inflammatory conditions, such as sarcoidosis or psoriasis.

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