Casting: Early stages of Charcot can be treated efficiently with a cast to protect the foot and ankle. A cast reduces the swelling and protects the bone.
Custom Shoes: Once the swelling has reduced and the bone has begun to fuse back together, a walking boot or diabetic shoe can be recommended. Specials are designed to reduce the risk of ulcers,
Surgery maybe recommend if the foot deformity leads to increased risk of ulcers or if the specialized shoe is ineffective.
Mild Deformity with Tightness in the Heel: In some cases, the deformity is mild and can result in tightness in the back of the heel. Ulcers in the front of the foot can be treated with Achilles Tendon Lengthening. Surgically lengthening the achilles tendon can reduce the stress on the midfoot and front foot. As a result, the ulcers can heal and the chances of them returning are reduced.
Bony Prominence on the Bottom of the Foot: A severe deformity that appears as a large bony bump on the bottom of the foot. Type of surgery is dependent on the stability of the bone and joints in the foot.