Ankle Arthritis Care
We offer ankle arthritis care in the Rowlett and Royse City and the surrounding region. Ankle arthritis is a common disorder afflicting many people, and at Casteel Foot & Ankle Center we understand the difficulty in dealing with ankle arthritis. Our podiatrist ankle specialist draws upon extensive experience, using the latest podiatry techniques and medical technology, to provide you with effective ankle pain relief.
Symptoms of Ankle Arthritis
Arthritis means “joint inflammation.” The cartilage and lining of the joints swell and may increase in the fluid within the joint. Ankle arthritis is also known as osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a condition where joint damage is caused by the associated wear and tear on the ankle joint. As a result swelling, pain, and possibly deformity will ensue.
Ankle arthritis involves the cushioning and soft tissue within the joint wearing down, resulting in bones rubbing or wearing on one another. People who suffer from ankle arthritis, or osteoarthritis, may have inflammation and swelling of the affected joint. Our arthritic ankle specialist has the experience to properly treat ankle arthritis symptoms. Typical inflammation symptoms are:
- Stiffness in the morning
- Skin changes at the joint
- Heat or redness at joint
- Tenderness or pain
- Limited motion
- Possible loss of joint function
Ankle Arthritis Treatments
There are a number of available treatments for ankle arthritis. Based on the history of the condition and examination, the doctor will prescribe the best option. Non-surgical treatments are available to treat ankle arthritis, including anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce swelling, steroid medications, pain relievers, physical therapy, shoe support inserts (orthotics), and even weight control methods. For more severe cases of ankle arthritis, ankle surgery with rehabilitation may be an option.
Schedule an Appointment with our Ankle Surgeon
Call 972-301-7051 or 972-468-0966 to schedule an appointment and find out about treatment options for ankle arthritis from our podiatrist ankle specialist. You can also contact us online. We are conveniently located in Rowlett and Royse City to meet your podiatry needs.