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Any home remedies to relieve ankle arthritis?

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Dr. Christopher Hendrix answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Relieve Ankle Pain: Warm moist heat gentle ranging of motion topicals antiinflammatories all may help. Use an ankle brace and even sleep in the brace. See your physician for xrays and further evaluation and addtl reccs.

Answered 11/24/2016

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Many: There are many items that have been discussed globally, but these are not scientifically proven. These include: green tea, tumeric, glucosamine, accupuncture, etc. Use these at your own risk but i would ask your pcp prior to trying them.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Not really: Arthritis is wearing out of the cartilage so no home or medical treatment can replace it. Home remedies may help by decreasing pain with counter irritating methods such as ben gay, icy hot, or biofreeze.

Answered 10/24/2017

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Home therapies: Things like green tea, turmeric pills, and glucosamine and chondroiten sulfate may help.

Answered 11/28/2012

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Not really: Other than the obvious Ibuprofen or naproxen, you are probably better off having the ankle evaluated and treatments discussed by a podiatrist or orthopedist. In order to treat a problem, you first need a diagnosis. Often, ankle arthritis responds to a steroid injection. Bracing can help as well. Advances have also been made in ankle joint replacement but this would be a last resort approach.

Answered 6/25/2014

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Arthritis: Try soaking in epsom salts, many find it helpful.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. David Hettinger answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Ankle arthritis...: That's a tough one. You could try a topical homeopathic ointment (or cream) called traumeel [http://www.Traumeel.Us/]. It is available at some local drug stores and i can usually find it at whole foods. It also comes in oral form. This is, of course, if you are trying to stay in the otc arena.

Answered 5/17/2013

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See below: Wear shoes that have ankle support or ace wrap it.

Answered 5/17/2013

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