Charcot joint is a type of neuropathy that is common in people with diabetes. In this condition, the nervous system causes too much blood to flow to the feet. This increased blood flow causes the feet to swell. Swelling often pushes the joints out of place, leading to pain and deformities of the feet. Alternative healthcare providers such as chiropractors can help to get the joints back into their proper positions so that pain and swelling can be minimized and the risk of deformations can be reduced.
To stabilize the joints in your feet, your neuropathy doctor in northern NJ such as those from MedWell Spine, OsteoArthritis & Neuropathy Center may outfit you with a brace. This foot brace minimizes impacts to your feet as you walk. By lessening the impact, your joints will experience less swelling and pain.