So, I've been having a lot of pain in my feet, arthritis I assumed because everything else that hurts gets diagnosed as osteoarthritis. After exam, the podiatrist thought it was the ligaments that support the arches failing. (I've gone from a high arch to completely flat feet in the past two years.)
After x-rays yesterday, she diagnosed Charcot foot. This is most commonly a result of diabetic neuropathy, except that she agreed my blood glucose has never been nearly high enough to cause neuropathy and I have no loss of sensation as would be expected.
So, while it seems not to be an effect of diabetes, I can now shake hands with those of us who have peripheral neuropathy for whatever reason.
Oh, and the podiatrist says other possible causes are a fairly rare genetic defect or some weird autoimmune thing. Guess which one I'm betting on?
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Ulcerative colitis since 2001, starting 8th year of remission with Remicade.
Inflammatory osteoarthritis; osteonecrosis from steroids
Grave's disease treated with radioactive iodine and now on Levothyroxine.
Type II diabetes induced by steroids.
Charcot foot deformity
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