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What are some home remedies to relieve ankle arthritis?

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In brief: Arthritis

Try soaking in epsom salts, many find it helpful.

In brief: Arthritis

Try soaking in epsom salts, many find it helpful.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: See below

Wear shoes that have ankle support or ace wrap it.

In brief: See below

Wear shoes that have ankle support or ace wrap it.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Hettinger
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
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