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.