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Ankle Arthritis In Children
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Compensation: Your body compensates for the ankle pain by changing where the major of force impacts the ankle joint, which leads to further joint destruction over time in the foot joints. You also have different pressure points (a change in normal pressure locations) in the ankle joint which causes further arthritis to develop within the ankle. ...Read more
Symptoms: Like pain while walking or placing the ankle thru range of motion, or possibly swelling to the region. There are generally 2 types of arthritis inflammatory and degenerative. So, if symptomatic you should visit the doctor who may decide to order an x-ray or possibly an MRI to figure out exactly what's wrong and to formulate a treatment plan for you.... ...Read more
Arthritis: Try soaking in epsom salts, many find it helpful. ...Read more
See below: wearing out of the joint surface in the ankle ...Read more
Ankle arthritis: Symptoms include pain, stiffness, limited range of motion, and intermittent swelling. ...Read more
Yes: Arthritis in any joint should be exercised primarily through stretching or "range of motion" exercises. For the ankle, i encourage patients to improve their range of motion by dorsi-flexing (toes towards you) and plantar-flexing (toes pointing away from you.) additionally, making clockwise and counter-clockwise circles with your toes also helps. Remember, "motion is lotion." always keep moving! ...Read more
Maybe: It depends on your past injuries to the area. If any type of injury has occurred then a brace may help support and provide some realignment to the joint. However, chances of arthritis developing greatly increase with any prior injury. Xray can be used to track progression of arthritis in the joint. ...Read more
I have ankle, like do I have cartilage and have i increased my chance of getting ankle arthritis?
They say yes: I do not know of any effective remedy for that. If there are remedies i want to have to treat mine? Thank you. ...Read more
You: May want to try therapy or a different medication. ...Read more
Why is ankle fusion performed if it is not related to ankle arthritis? What are the main reasons? Recovery time? How long are you in a cast?
Ankle pain: Pain in the ankle, secondary to cartilage deterioration (arthritis) develops with motion. If you eliminate the motion in the joint, pain will no longer be present. The downside is no ankle motion. A cast with either screws or frame is used for a period of approximately 8 weeks. At approximately the 8th week, weight bearing is encouraged if the bone is showing evidence of healing (x-rays). ...Read more
Ankle popping and grinding woth every move also painful on side of right ankle and back. Is this ankle arthritis?
Why is there a risk of ankle arthritis after experiencing a tibial fracture close to the ankle? And what is an ankle arthritis?
My 92 y.O friend suffers with knee & ankle arthritis. She is on xeralto 15mg, will using arnica gel for pain interfere with this blood thinner ? Thank
Arnica gel: If you're referring to homeopathic arnica gel, it will not interfere with your friend's blood thinner. Homeopathic arnica works in an entirely different way from typical pharmaceutical medicines. If your friend is willing, she may get better results through seeing a professional homeopath about her arthritis pain. A more individualized remedy could be prescribed that way. ...Read more
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