Charcot Foot/Ankle Treatment

Charcot foot and ankle, a serious condition often associated with diabetes, requires expert management. At Lakewood Foot and Ankle Specialists, led by Dr. Patrick Burge, we offer personalized, advanced care for patients with Charcot foot and ankle in the Lakewood area of Dallas, Texas.

Understanding Charcot Foot/Ankle

Charcot foot and ankle is a condition characterized by weakening of the bones in the foot or ankle, which can lead to fractures and dislocations. It’s most common in people who have significant nerve damage (neuropathy), such as those with diabetes.

Dr. Patrick Burge: A Leader in Podiatric Care

Dr. Patrick Burge is an experienced podiatrist, specializing in foot and ankle surgery. His comprehensive training, clinical research experience, and passion for patient education set the standard for care at Lakewood Foot and Ankle Specialists.

Our Protocol for Charcot Foot/Ankle Treatment

Our protocol for managing Charcot foot and ankle involves a comprehensive, patient-centered approach:

  • Diagnosis: We use advanced diagnostic techniques, including imaging, to accurately identify and assess the severity of Charcot foot and ankle.
  • Non-Surgical Treatments: Initial treatment typically includes immobilization to allow the foot or ankle to heal, protective footwear, and customized orthotic devices.
  • Surgical Treatments: In advanced cases, surgery may be required to realign or stabilize the foot or ankle. Dr. Burge has extensive surgical experience and uses the latest techniques to optimize patient outcomes.

Home Care Tips for Charcot Foot/Ankle

While professional medical intervention is vital for managing Charcot foot and ankle, some home care practices can also help:

  1. Regular Foot Inspections: Regularly inspect your feet for any changes or injuries. This is especially important if you have neuropathy and may not feel an injury.
  2. Proper Footwear: Wear supportive shoes that protect your feet and provide comfort.
  3. Healthy Lifestyle: If you have diabetes, proper diabetes management can help prevent complications such as Charcot foot and ankle.

Trust your foot and ankle care to the best in Dallas at Lakewood Foot and Ankle Specialists. With Dr. Patrick Burge and our dedicated team, you’ll receive the highest level of care for Charcot foot and ankle treatment. We’re here to help you maintain your foot health and improve your quality of life.