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A 25-year-old member asked:

i have a charcots joint in my ankle. what are some of the treatments?

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
CANCER: Please see your primary care physician. Blood in the stool has many causes the most severe being cancer or tumor formation. Seeing as you are also constipated there is a chance that your bowel (intestine) is obstructed.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Seversal things: Abrace can be fabricated to support the ankle, surgery can be performed to fuse the joint. Possible ankle replacement.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Brace: Crow boot, custom afo. Are some options.

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A 24-year-old female asked:

My ankle has been acting up for months. It's never swollen or discolored but it feels like something's out of place or something deep inside the joint?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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Loose body: It is possible to have a loose body within the joint which would give you that sensation. Alternatively, if there is laxity of the ankle, that could also give you the sensations you are describing. An evaluation with an orthopedist would help to make the diagnosis.

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