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Plantar fasciitis

What is Diabetic Joint Disease?

Diabetic joint disease is a debilitating form of arthritis that is facilitated by neurological (nerve-related) diseases. Charcot Joint Disease is another name for it. It is named after Jean-Marie Charcot, a French neurologist who noticed a severe pattern in joint destruction in patients suffering from advanced syphilis. Advanced (tertiary), syphilis can cause loss of normal sensation, especially in the lower extremities (foot or ankle). Charcot observed this in 1868. This phenomenon has been observed for the past seventy-years in patients…