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How serious is Charcot Marie Toothe Disease. I have just been diagnosed. I am not diabetic, and my B-12 level is O.K. Do I need to see an othopedic dr. or a specialist to figure out what kind of shoes I need? Thank you
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Neurologist: FamilyPhysician, Board Certified MD replied 7 years ago
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There are different variants of this condition, and it is difficult to answer a question such as this without a more comprehensive evaluation of your history, a physical examination and testing.

CMT is typically treated by orthopedic surgeons and/or neurologists. Larger hospitals may have specialized clinics that deal with this rather common condition. Certain medication can aggravate this condition, so it is good to find a physician who has experience treating this condition.
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Hello,

I am neurologist with specialty in neuromuscular disease.

CMT is a progressive hereditary neuropathy but it certainly is not life-threatening.

Yes, you do need to see a podiatrist to educate you on what footware to use and how to take care of your feet on a daily basis.

Please let me know if you have another question.
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