What is Ankle Arthritis?
Arthritis is a disease that causes joint swelling, inflammation and often pain. Because of this, ankle arthritis is a form of arthritis that affects the ankle. This can cause ankle pain.
Arthritis is a type of degenerative joint disease. This means that arthritis is more likely to develop with age and wear and tear over the years.
Ankle Arthritis Symptoms
Patients with ankle arthritis may experience the following symptoms:
- Tenderness affecting the ankle and/or foot
- Difficulties moving, walking or putting weight on the affected ankle and/or foot
- Joint stiffness
- Joint swelling
- Ankle pain
If you or a loved one experience any of the above symptoms, you may want to see an SOS doctor for a diagnosis, and to seek treatment before the symptoms worsen.
Ankle Arthritis Treatment Options
There are many ways to treat ankle arthritis. These treatments can help provide symptom relief. Treatments may also help you enjoy the things you love to do without ankle arthritis holding you back.
Treatments for ankle arthritis include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Injections to the affected joints
- Anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling
- Pain relief medication
- More supportive footwear
- Physical therapy
The SOS team is experienced in helping people treat arthritis, including ankle arthritis. SOS prioritizes conservative treatment options. Surgery is only encouraged for patients who fail to achieve the symptom relief they're looking for through other treatment options. When surgery is the best treatment for arthritis, you can be confident that you're in good hands. The SOS team includes experienced surgeons who have helped thousands of people take their life back.
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