Originally Posted by Kitt
Just a little information. You can have high arches, normal arches or flat feet with CMT. However, your post says that CMT has been ruled out years ago for Alan. I never thought that he might have it anyway from all of your posts.
There obviously is something else going on for sure. Unless of course he would have a type of CMT that they cannot test for. And there is always family history as a tool to help.
HI. Alan has (of course) been reading up on CMT on the internet. He then exclaimed "I had Flat feet when I was in the army, but they took me anyway, but if it was World War 2, I could have gotten out of being in the army"
I said "how do you know you had flat feet?" He said "I used to look at my feet and I always said: "wow, I have flat feet".
So.... either the guy has lost it, or he indeed had flat feet 40 years ago and now he has a high arch.
Also, (and this is important), CMT affects muscles right? About 7 years ago, after he got the stent he had to go into cardiac rehab and then he joined the gym (He got the foot ulcer by going on the treadmill in cardiac rehab). You think they would have known not to put someone with PN on a treadmill, but I digress.
After the cardiac rehab (and even wearing the Crow book), Alan went to the gym 5 times a week. He lost his weight, he developed muscles and he used to wear musclemen t shirts. I'll never forget that period in his life.
Can a person with CMT go to the gym, work out, lift weights and build muscles (all the while, wearing the crow boot for his foot ulcer)?
I don't think a man with CMT would be able to accomplish this do you?
Or, he has the strangest case of CMT I've ever heard of.
His mother had Guillian Barre and died at age 53 of a heart attack. His sister has recently been told that she has neuropathy but initially she had a morton's neuroma.
I don't get any of this. His father died of congestive heart failure at the age of 74. He didn't have any neuro issues at all.
You bet we are going to be asking his new podiatrist on Saturday when he gets measured for the new orthotics.
There's no treatment for CMT, this I know, but honestly, wouldn't his various neurologists have picked up on this (if he had this)? I remember asking the neurologist he was seeing about 4 years ago. "Could have CMT?" and she said "no".