People suffering from ankle arthritis have limited treatment options.  Often, when the ankle arthritis is severe, such as loss of cartilage and the ankle joint is bone-on-bone, the treatment options include a rigid brace to prevent ankle joint motion, or fusion of the ankle joint.  Although ankle joint replacements are another option, there is a high failure rate, and therefore not advised.  Hyaluronic acid injections are performed in the knee and hip joints with great results, and this is an option for ankle joint pain as well.  Steroid injections help only with the inflammation inside and around the joint, and NSAIDS help relieve some pain.  Hyaluronic acid injections help with reducing the pressure on the joint as well as help heal the inner lining of the joint.  Check out this article regarding hyaluronic acid injections into the ankle joint.  If you have ankle arthritis and are interested in finding out if you are a candidate for these injections, call our office for an appointment.
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