Treatment Of Ankle Osteoarthritis Ankle osteoarthritis, sometimes referred to as ankle arthritis, is a joint condition which results from damage and loss of the cartilage in a joint. In other words, it happens when the cartilage between the bones starts to wear away. This can cause stiffness, swelling, and pain in the joint, which makes walking difficult.
Cartilage is a highly specialized type of tissue which lines the end of bones and allows smooth movement of joints. Loss of, or damage to the cartilage can result in inflammation of the joint and sometimes leads to deformity.
Symptoms of Ankle Osteoarthritis
A person with ankle arthritis experience stiffness, pain, swelling, deformity and problems with motion of the joint. Some persons develop a bony protrusion called an osteophyte or bone spur. This can lead to pinching of the lining of the joint known as impingement.
In addition, common osteoarthritis more than elsewhere in the lower limbs (e.g. hip and knee), ankle arthritis can present a lot of limitations especially when it comes to walking and standing.
Moreover, In its early stages, pain may only occur at the beginning and at the end of an activity but with time, the pain occur more frequently even when at rest.
Causes of Ankle Osteoarthritis
The ankle is usually subject to frequent injury in the human body. It is a complex joint that is useful during daily activities and especially during running. The commonest cause of ankle osteoarthritis is “post-traumatic”. This usually develop following a fracture of the ankle or even just repeated sprains. These and more combination of factors predisposes the ankle joint to wear and tear changes.
Treatment of Osteoarthritis Ankle
Firstly, non-surgical treatment of ankle arthritis should always be the first line of action. This is because it will often provides sufficient pain relief and cure. This includes footwear modification, anti-inflammatory medication and physiotherapy in order to allow more flexibility and greater activity.
Physiotherapy is very important in effective treatment of ankle osteoarthritis. Upon diagnosing the condition, the physiotherapist can establish the gravity of the condition. After this, an appropriate treatment plan and sessions will commence. He would also closely monitor your healing process to ensure quick and safe recovery.
Effective Physiotherapy & Fitness Clinic has proficient Physiotherapists that can manage Ankle osteoarthritis and similar conditions like Swollen legs, Knee pain, Stiff joints, Arthritis, Paralysis and others.
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In conclusion, the use of physical Therapies from Effective Physiotherapy & Fitness Clinic have proven to be of great benefits to people suffering from osteoarthritis of the ankle. With this form of treatment, you are sure of better result on your ankle.