Hot foot ends in rare Charcot neuroarthropathy

X-ray revealed destruction of the base of several metatarsals, say case report authors
Diabetes foot BMJ
An X-ray of the patient’s foot was revealing. Photo: BMJ

A 55-year-old UK man with poorly controlled diabetes and peripheral neuropathy presented to the ED with a one-week history of painful, erythematous swelling on the top of his left foot. 

Two weeks earlier, he had developed ulceration on the dorsum and lateral side of the foot as a result of trivial trauma.