DANIEL SOUTHERN, M.D.
REGENERATIVE ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE

About Ankle Arthritis

As you get older it is not unusual to feel pain and stiffness in your ankles and feet. This pain and stiffness in your ankles can often be caused by ankle arthritis. Ankle arthritis does not simply go away by itself and needs to be treated. If left untreated will get worse and over time become a nagging intense pain that is so uncomfortable that you can no longer walk even short distances. Even relatively mild to moderate ankle arthritis can seriously impact your ability to play sports and limit your mobility and quality of life. However, with proper treatment you can slow the progression of ankle arthritis and heal damaged tissue so that it is possible to continue and even return to a more fit, active and productive lifestyle.

Non Surgical Treatment for Ankle Arthritis

Depending on the specific cause of your ankle arthritis it is often possible to manage it with a combination of medications, activity modification, custom shoes, inserts and braces to alter the mechanics of the ankle and provide better support, weight loss and physical therapy. Oral medications, topical crèmes and applying ice to your ankles to reduce inflammation may be helpful. For some patients, steroid injections may have some value as well.

To learn more and get help for ankle arthritis please Schedule an Appointment with Regenerative Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialist Daniel Southern, M.D. in Danbury or Wilton in Fairfield County Connecticut by calling 203-456-5717.

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Surgical Treatment for Ankle Arthritis

If the pain, stiffness and swelling from your ankle arthritis causes ongoing pain or disability and is not relieved with nonsurgical treatment, your doctor may recommend an MRI prior to considering surgery. Surgical options would include corrective surgery for ankle/foot deformities, ligamentous repair, and, in cases of severe osteoarthritis, ankle fusion or joint replacement.

To learn more and get help for ankle arthritis please Schedule an Appointment with Regenerative Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialist Daniel Southern, M.D. in Danbury or Wilton in Fairfield County Connecticut by calling 203-456-5717.

 203-456-5717

Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine Treatment for Ankle Arthritis

Sometimes, conservative non-surgical or even surgical treatment does not help reduce or eliminate ankle arthritis pain, stiffness and loss of mobility to an acceptable level to allow a return to normal daily activities or perhaps the athletic and sports activities you wish to enjoy. Regenerative Orthopedics may offer the possibility of healing damaged and degenerated tissue to help you to a comfortable, fit, and active lifestyle.

An MRI of the ankle generally helps to identify the areas of greatest damage to cartilage, bones, and/or ligaments. These areas of greatest damage are then selectively targeted with injections of your own bone marrow derived stem cells and/or platelet rich plasma. These injections are done as a same-day outpatient procedure resulting in little to no down time. A focused rehabilitation program is often prescribed to begin within a few weeks of the procedure.

If you wish to restore comfortable movement and functioning so that you can participate in the athletic or other daily activities you enjoy, it is often worth considering non-surgical Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine treatments. Regenerative Orthopedic treatments offer the possibility of healing damaged and degenerated tissues to help you to a comfortable fit, active and productive lifestyle by improving stiffness, pain and joint function with greater mobility.

To learn more about stem cell treatment, platelet rich plasma (PRP) or alpha-2 macroglobulin and get help for Ankle Arthritis please Schedule an Appointment with Regenerative Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialist Daniel Southern, M.D. in Danbury or Wilton in Fairfield County Connecticut by calling 203-456-5717.

 203-456-5717