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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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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How to know if I have arthritis in my ankle?

How to know if I have arthritis in my ankle?

Pain/stiffness: On ankle range of motion: especially after rest. May be some swelling and probably limited range of motion. If sever or persitent, see foot/ankle specilaist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can be done to ease arthritis in my ankle?

What can be done to ease arthritis in my ankle?

Many things: Ankle arthritis is treated with activity modifications, anti-inflammatories, bracing, occasional steroid injections, and, as a last resort, surgery. ...Read more

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I have arthritis pain on my ankle and it hurts really bad. Is there anything i can do?

I have arthritis pain on my ankle and it hurts really bad. Is there anything i can do?

OA of ankle: Topical 'pain' relievers are helpful. Otc (over-the-counter) zostrix (capsaicin) cream and thermacare wraps are helpful in alleviating arthritic pain. Prescribed patches/ointments are also advised for arthritic pain (lidoderm patches/voltaren gel). Good luck. ...Read more

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I broke ankle tib/fib year ago i got screws holding my ankle to my foot im developing arthritis in my ankle my life is shattered will it get better?

Broken ankle: Please look up. Your ankle is broken, but not your life. For that matter your ankle is on the mend, healing more little by little everyday, under the guidance of the hardware that is holding it straight so that it can heal. Think of your life the same way. Find some things to hold your life straight, maybe a mentor or positive relative. And everyday focus on healing your life. ...Read more

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Can I have physical therapy while taking anti TB drugs for my ankle?... I have tuberculous arthritis in my ankle and im 16 only.

Can I have physical therapy while taking anti TB drugs for my ankle?... I have tuberculous arthritis in my ankle and im 16 only.

Physical therapy: This will be very helpful in preventing disuse atrophy and other complications of the disease, but you should clear this with your treating doctor and have the therapist discuss their plans with your doctor before proceeding. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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How common is ?Arthritis in the ankle?

How common is ?Arthritis in the ankle?

Common in Atheletes: I see a lot of atheletes thst tend to develop arthritis in the ankle from repeted trauma and injury from sports like basketball, soccer, football and running. ...Read more

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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