Ankle Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Treatment
All joints are susceptible to degenerative diseases, especially osteoarthritis. When osteoarthritis affects the ankle joints, it can be painful to stand or walk. If you have ankle osteoarthritis or are suffering from ongoing ankle pain, our team at Medici Spine & Pain can design a treatment plan. We will help you manage your pain and improve mobility.
Symptoms and Causes of Ankle Arthritis
Osteoarthritis sometimes targets the cartilage in the ankle joints, creating thinner cartilage that is worn, reducing the cushion between the ankle bones. The friction of normal use can lead to stiffness, inflammation and pain that can make normal movement difficult. Ankle osteoarthritis is more common in those who had a previous ankle injury. It could be from many years before, like a sprain, strain or broken bone. Those who are overweight or have a family history of osteoarthritis are also at higher risk for ankle arthritis. Symptoms include:
- Ankle pain and tenderness
- Swelling in the ankle area
- Limited motions
- Difficulty walking
If you have had worsening pain and dysfunction in your ankles, you may have osteoarthritis. Our team can use imaging to determine whether your ankle pain is caused by a deterioration of cartilage or joint components caused by arthritis. We can then begin a treatment plan to minimize pain, slow deterioration and improve mobility.
While there is not a cure for osteoarthritis, there are many treatment options that reduce pain and improve function. Our pain physicians at Medici Spine & Pain will evaluate your ankle arthritis and create a comprehensive treatment plan to improve joint health. We offer injection therapy, physical therapy, medication management and regenerative medicine that can help improve your ankle mobility and manage pain.
If ankle pain or dysfunction is impacting your quality of life, contact Medici Spine & Pain today. Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to begin a treatment plan to reduce ankle pain caused by osteoarthritis. We have clinics in the Atlanta area that accept many types of healthcare insurance, including Medicare.