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Can a broken ankle lead to ankle arthritis in the future?

Can a broken ankle lead to ankle arthritis in the future?

Ankle arthritis: Absoultely. When you break your ankle, there is microscopic damage to the cartilage of the joint. This can lead to arthritis in the future.A. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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


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What are signs of ankle arthritis?

Pain/stiffness: On ankle range of motion: especially after rest. May be some swelling and probably limited range of motion. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is ankle arthritis?

What sort of problem is ankle arthritis?

Degenerative : Ankle arthritis is degeneration of the cartilage (the smooth gliding surface of the joint) in the ankle. This can happens because of traumatic injury, longstanding instability, rheumatoid or other autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Any home remedies to relieve ankle arthritis?

Any home remedies to relieve ankle arthritis?

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. ...Read more

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What are the core symptoms of ankle arthritis?

What are the core symptoms of ankle arthritis?

Pain: Arthritic ankles are usually painful, swollen and may develop stiffness or loss of motion. Sometimes they "lock" pop or feel notable. Often symptoms are aggravated by weight bearing. ...Read more

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How does having ankle arthritis change things?

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

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How can I tell if I am experiencing ankle arthritis?

How can I tell if I am experiencing ankle arthritis?

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 whats wrong and to formulate a treatment plan for you.... ...Read more

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I know this dude who has ankle arthritis. What is that?

Painful ankle: Many causes of arthritis in ankle or any joint. Can be the result of wear and tear, njury or various diseases. The treatment depends on the cause and the severity of symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies to relieve ankle arthritis?

Are there any home remedies to relieve ankle arthritis?

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. ...Read more

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Symptoms of ankle arthritis because i think i might have it?

Symptoms of ankle arthritis because i think i might have it?

Ankle arthritis: Symptoms include pain, stiffness, limited range of motion, and intermittent swelling. ...Read more

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Are there any stretching exercises I can do to help my ankle arthritis?

Are there any stretching exercises I can do to help my ankle arthritis?

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

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What are symptoms of ankle arthritis besides pain and swelling?

What are symptoms of ankle arthritis besides pain and swelling?

Stiffness: Arthritis is essentially cartiledge degeneration or wearing away. It can also be when there is spurring of bones. Lack of motion or stiffness is another symptom. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for ankle arthritis?

Are there effective natural treatments for 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

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Ankle arthritis - would an ankle brace help?

Ankle arthritis - would an ankle brace help?

Could Help: A brace could help reduce motion. I would also consider an afo, ankle foot orthosis or arizona brace. Cortisone injections can help. Surgery in the form of a fusion as a last resort. ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Broken Ankle (Definition)

Ankle fracture describe a break or fracture of any of the bones of the ankle. This can be caused by falls, trauma, or twisting of the ankle. Patients with ankle fractures experience pain and swelling of the foot, and have difficulty bearing any weight ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more