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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

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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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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What are some home remedies to relieve ankle arthritis pain?

What are some home remedies to relieve ankle arthritis pain?

Natural supplements: There's always anti inflammatories such as Motrin or Ibuprofen that you could try. I've come across some research that looked into glucosamine and chondroitin supplements. You could get these at any pharmacy or vitamin shop. Rest is key. ...Read more

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What are signs of ankle arthritis?

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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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 what's 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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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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Is there anything you can do to prevent ankle arthritis?

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

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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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I have ankle, like do I have cartilage and have I increased my chance of getting ankle arthritis?

Unclear: Not sure what is being asked here. Bad ankle fractures can result in an increased chance of arthritis later in life (post-traumatic arthritis). Other than that, minor ankle injuries such as sprains shouldn't increase your chance for arthritis. ...Read more

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Does a burning sensation in my ankles mean I have ankle arthritis?

Burning ankle: This could be many things from ankle arthritis, tendon issues, nerve issues, etc. If really bothersome, you should see a foot and ankle surgeon. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Ankle popping and grinding woth every move also painful on side of right ankle and back. Is this ankle arthritis?

Ankle popping and grinding woth every move also painful on side of right ankle and back. Is this ankle arthritis?

Could be, but: When one weight bearing is painful, has crepitus and is sore it could be arthritis, injury, tendonitis, tendon damage and a few other disorders. Make an appointment with or referral to an Orthopedic Surgeon. ...Read more

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Why is there a risk of ankle arthritis after experiencing a tibial fracture close to the ankle? And what is an 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?

Anytime: There is a major injury near or at a joint you run the risk of arthritis. Arthritis come s in many different forms but generally it is loss of cartilage and loss of rom. Pain and inflamation of the joint occurs as well. ...Read more

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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

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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I've recurring gout/leg/foot arthritis and I'm looking fora home remedy?

I've recurring gout/leg/foot arthritis and I'm looking fora home remedy?

Here are a few...: Optimize vitamin d levels (25-oh level 70-80)
and change your diet--avoid sugar, including fruit. Try tart cherry extract, and apple cider vinegar daily. ...Read more

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Are there any remedy for foot arthritis?

Are there any remedy for foot arthritis?

Depends: Depending on the location and severity of the arthritis, orthotics, nsaids, bracing and surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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I have arthritis. Hard skin like calcus formed in foot which is quite and uncomfortable. Can u tell me good treatment?

I have arthritis. Hard skin like calcus formed in foot which is quite and uncomfortable. Can u tell me good treatment?

Callus: Thee are creams that you can try but they may not be effective. Best is to see a doctor and get proper treatment perhaps an orthotic to take pressure off the callus or perhaps special shoes etc... ...Read more

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I am experiencing hip pain, hip stiffness and leg tingling. Burning pain in hip & buttock area, could it be, Sciatica? Best treatment, family doctor did xray showed arthritis and gave pain med only. Still hurts, what should I do?

I am experiencing hip pain, hip stiffness and leg tingling. Burning pain in hip & buttock area, could it be, Sciatica? Best treatment, family doctor did xray showed arthritis and gave pain med only. Still hurts, what should I do?

SI joint pain: Sounds like SI joint pain. If you are pregnant would tell your gyn that you recently had an Xray. If pregnant, try PT, but no manual therapies. And tell PT about your pregnancy. I can wear Salesian belt. If not pregnant go to PT and try manual therapies as well as other manipulation and modalities as needed ...Read more

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Are there home remedies for dealing with foot arthritis?

Are there home remedies for dealing with foot arthritis?

Yes and no.: Sometimes home remedies work, but they are mostly band-aids for the pain. Seek a local podiatrist to help you manage the arthritic changes and taking a once-or twice-a-day antiinflammatory may help. ...Read more

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Child has arthrits and one leg is longer than other rheumo wabts to wait a year for x-rays abd treatment. Is this normal to wait?

Childhood arthritis: First, what kind of arthritis does ur child have? Is it rheumatoid arthritis or another kind? If the child has rheumatoid arthritis one needs to start the treatment right away. It is difficult to tell about any other causes without knowing the details and if the length discrepancy is causing issues with it. However if you have doubts pl. Get 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for the treatment of foot fungus?

What are some home remedies for the treatment of foot fungus?

Since topical: Antifungals are so readily avialable and are effective - that is what I recommend. ...Read more

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Over the counter or home remedy for rheumatoid arthritis?

Over the counter or home remedy for rheumatoid arthritis?

No: Unless you control the disease with appropriate meds, there is a high risk for irreversible joint damage and deformity. Do not waste time on supplements or alternatives. ...Read more

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Can you suggest a home remedy you know to get a relief from arthritis?

Can you suggest a home remedy you know to get a relief from arthritis?

Glucosamine: Try glucosamine 1, 500 mg daily and give it a 3 month trial before deciding if it helps. ...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


Dr. Kirt Kimball
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Ankle Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis may occur in your back, neck, hips, knees, shoulders or hands, but it also occurs in your feet and ankles. Almost half of people in their 60s and 70s have arthritis of the foot and/or ankle that ...Read more