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I know this dude who has ankle arthritis. What is that?
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Dr. Kirt Kimball
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kirt Kimball
Dr. Kirt Kimball
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In brief: The Dude
If the dude in question has ankle arthritis, it is loss of cartilage, usually accompanied by bone spurring.
If the joint is painful, stiff, and swollen for long periods of time, it is usually a result of arthritis. It can be caused by normal wear and tear (just like arthritis in the knee or hip). The leading cause of arthritis in the ankle is previous trauma.

In brief: The Dude
If the dude in question has ankle arthritis, it is loss of cartilage, usually accompanied by bone spurring.
If the joint is painful, stiff, and swollen for long periods of time, it is usually a result of arthritis. It can be caused by normal wear and tear (just like arthritis in the knee or hip). The leading cause of arthritis in the ankle is previous trauma.
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
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Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
In brief: Loss of cartilage
Arthritis is loss of articular (joint) cartilage and the inflammation that accompanies it.

In brief: Loss of cartilage
Arthritis is loss of articular (joint) cartilage and the inflammation that accompanies it.
Dr. Robert Leland
Dr. Robert Leland
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