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What is Ankle Osteoarthritis?

What is Ankle Osteoarthritis?

  • Ankle Osteoarthritis: A form of arthritis where the cartilage which cushions the bones in the ankle joint as they move against each other, becomes progressively degraded and damaged. This causes problems such as pain, stiffness and impaired movement. Pain is not present in all cases however, with some patients imply suffering joint stiffness. Primary osteoarthritis occurs as the person ages but results from repetitive use and/or high mechanical stress on the joint. It is not a direct result of the aging process. Secondary osteoarthritis is the result of such things as injury to the joint, joint infection, obesity, ligament damage, joint overuse, hormonal problems, pregnancy and various other conditions. Family history seem to play a factor in developing the condition.

Ankle Osteoarthritis: Introduction

Types of Ankle Osteoarthritis:

Broader types of Ankle Osteoarthritis:

How serious is Ankle Osteoarthritis?

Prognosis of Ankle Osteoarthritis: Varies considerable - some cases progress intermittently whereas others stabilize for long periods of time.

What causes Ankle Osteoarthritis?

Causes of Ankle Osteoarthritis: see causes of Ankle Osteoarthritis

What are the symptoms of Ankle Osteoarthritis?

Symptoms of Ankle Osteoarthritis: see symptoms of Ankle Osteoarthritis

Onset of Ankle Osteoarthritis: Symptoms usually start after the age of 45 but can occur in younger people.

Ankle Osteoarthritis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Ankle Osteoarthritis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Ankle Osteoarthritis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Ankle Osteoarthritis: Orthopedic Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Ankle Osteoarthritis.
Treatments for Ankle Osteoarthritis: see treatments for Ankle Osteoarthritis
Research for Ankle Osteoarthritis: see research for Ankle Osteoarthritis

Name of Ankle Osteoarthritis

Main name of condition: Ankle Osteoarthritis


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