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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.

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.

Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine Treatment for Ankle Arthritis

Regenexx® Procedures provide non-surgical treatment options for those suffering from pain related to osteoarthritis, joint injuries, spine pain, overuse conditions, and common sports injuries. These medical procedures are only performed by highly-skilled doctors and are used to help reduce pain and improve function. Regenexx procedures have helped thousands of patients improve their quality of life, return to the activities they enjoy, and avoid the need for surgery or joint replacement*.

Regenexx Physicians represent a very selective, highly-skilled, interventional orthobiologics network that is 100% focused on orthopedic conditions. All Regenexx physicians are musculoskeletal experts with extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as complex, image-guided injections of your body's own healing agents to treat orthopedic issues. Regenexx patient outcomes are tracked in a registry and with that information, we provide transparent outcome data (below) for those who may be considering this treatment option.

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