About Arthritis (Ankle)
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. It can cause pain and stiffness in any joint in the body, and is common in the small joints of ankle. There are more than 100 forms of arthritis, many of which affect the ankle. All types can make it difficult to walk and perform activities you enjoy. Although there is no cure for arthritis, there are many treatment options available to slow the progress of the disease and relieve symptoms.
Nonsurgical treatments include lifestyle modifications, physical therapy, assistive devices and medication. Surgery may be recommended if your pain causes disability and is not relieved with nonsurgical treatment. If the arthritis is advanced, or has destroyed the ankle joint surfaces, a ankle replacement may be the best option.
Total Ankle Arthroplasty
Advances in implant design have made total ankle replacement, also called ankle arthroplasty, a viable option for many people. Ankle replacement relieves the pain of arthritis and offers patients more mobility and movement than fusion, which was previously the traditional…Read More »