Diabetic patients are known to suffer from complications affecting the blood supply and the nerve supply of the foot beside other organs. These are described under a common heading called diabetic foot.
When the nerves of the foot are affected, the person may not feel the floor . S/he may have an annoying burning sensation in the sole, disturbing the sleep. It is possible to reverse this problem.
The bones and the joints are damaged due to loss of protective feedback from the nerves. The condition is called Charcot Diabetic neuroarthropathy or Charcot Joint.
The affection of the foot or ankle is prevented and corrected surgically by inserting thick screws along the length of the foot.