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Ankle Pain

Ankle arthritis can be very painful. Because the ankle is a weightbearing joint, pain relievers, bracing, or surgery may become necessary.
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Ankle Replacement Designs - What You Need to Know
Ankle replacement has been available since the 1970s but early designs were failures.

Joint Replacement Screening Quiz - When Is It The Right Time?
When is it the right time to have a joint replacement? It is a complicated question for people with arthritis, living with intractable joint pain. There are important things to consider while making the decision with your doctor or surgeon.

Top Ankle Braces
Ankle braces can support, stabilize, and limit range-of-motion of the ankle joint.

Ankle Supports
Arthritic or injured ankles can be stabilized by wearing an ankle support.

Ankle pain
Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain. A sprain is an injury to the ligaments that connect bones to one another. In most cases, the ankle is twisted inward, and there are tiny tears in the ligaments. In addition to ankle sprains and other injuries, ankle pain can be caused by arthritis, gout, pseudogout, and infection.

Q & A About Joint Fusion
Not all arthritic joints are candidates for replacement. Sometimes arthrodesis is the better surgical treatment option.

Ankle Swelling (Peripheral edema) - Swelling of the Ankles
Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly in older people. It may affect both legs and may include the calves or even the thighs. Because of the effect of gravity, swelling is particularly noticeable in these locations.

Top Paraffin Wax Baths
Immerse your hands in hot wax and soothe away arthritis aches and pains. Some paraffin wax spas accommodate feet and elbows too.

Top Foot Spa/Baths
A luxurious soak in a warm foot spa/bath helps relieve aches and pains. Great for arthritics!

Osteoarthritis Screening Quiz
Osteoarthritis is also known as "wear-and-tear" arthritis. It is typically seen as a primary disease in older people but can occur as a secondary condition in younger people. Injury, occupation, excess weight, and genetics are among the factors which cause the cartilage of a joint to wear away. Take our Osteoarthritis Screening Quiz.

Gout Screening Quiz
Gout is one of the most painful types of arthritis. Do you have symptoms which are associated with gout? Do you have a lifestyle which increases the risk factors associated with gout? Take our Gout Screening Quiz.

The Pain Relief Quiz
How much do you know about relieving pain? Pain serves as the signal that something is wrong in the body. There are many pain relieving techniques which can be tried. Do you know about the various pain treatment options? Take the Pain Relief Quiz.

The Pain Quiz - Acute vs. Chronic Pain
There's more to know about pain than the fact that it hurts. Do you know the difference between acute and chronic pain? Do men and women respond to pain differently? How many older people take a painkiller on a regular basis? What is R.I.C.E.? Are there any non-drug pain relievers? How much do you know about pain?

What Are Osteophytes (Bone Spurs)?
Osteophytes (bone spurs) are bony protrusions which develop in deteriorating joints damaged by arthritis, including ankles.

Achilles tendinitis
Achilles tendinitis is inflammation, irritation, and swelling of the Achilles tendon (the tendon that connects the muscles of the calf to the heel).

Inflammed achilles tendon (Image)
An inflammed or torn achilles tendon causes intense pain and affects mobility.

Retrocalcaneal bursitis
Retrocalcaneal bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa at the back of the heel bone (calcaneus). This causes pain with up-and-down movements of the foot.

Ankle sprain - series
The ankle joint connects the foot with the leg. The ankle joint allows the foot to move upward and downward and in an inward and outward motion.

20 Tips To Help You Prepare For Surgery
If an arthritis patient can go into joint replacement surgery with a sense of preparedness and peace of mind, the chance of a successful outcome increases. Here are 20 tips to help you get ready.

Tibial nerve dysfunction
Tibial nerve dysfunction is a loss of movement or sensation in the lower leg, caused by damage to the tibial nerve.

Ankle Fracture (Broken Ankle)
The ankle is a complex joint that forms where three bones come together. The bones of the lower leg, the tibia and the fibula, are above the joint, and the talus is below the joint. When a doctor talks about an ankle fracture, he or she is usually talking about a broken bone of the tibia or fibula.

Tibial Plafond Fractures
Tibial plafond fractures occur just above the ankle joint and often involve the cartilage surface of the ankle joint. The other major factor that must be considered with these injuries is the soft-tissue around the ankle region.

Ankle Exercises - A Complete Guide
Rehabilitating your ankle should be done in a step wise manner. Starting with non-weight bearing exercises, moving to resisted exercises, and then weight bearing activities is the usual step wise progression of an effective rehabilitation program.

Ankle Arthrodesis
Thorough explanation of ankle arthrodesis, from Wheeless Textbook of Orthopedics.

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