The three bones of the ankle combine to provide exceptional movement abilities. Without your ankle moving freely, you cannot walk, run or jump. These bones are subject to incredible wear and tear and pressure from bearing weight. When the ankles develop arthritis or osteoarthritis, it can seriously impede your freedom of movement and independence. Full Range Spine & Ortho in Los Angeles provides exceptional ankle arthritis and osteoarthritis treatment.
Arthritis, and especially osteoarthritis, are degenerative conditions that wear away the cartilage between the ankle bones over time. You may be at a higher risk of developing ankle arthritis or osteoarthritis if you are older, have a family history of ankle OA, have suffered ankle injuries in the past, are overweight and have a history of repeated high stress on your ankles.
Ankle arthritis and osteoarthritis develop slowly and get worse over time. You may come to experience:
- Pain and stiffness that is worse in the morning and after sitting a while
- Tenderness when someone touches or squeezes the joint
- Swelling all around or on one side of your ankle
- Decreased range of motion
- Difficulty walking
There is no cure for arthritis or osteoarthritis. However, regenerative medicine treatments can help to slow the progression and even regrow damaged cartilage in some cases.
Regenerative Treatments for Ankle Arthritis/Osteoarthritis in Los Angeles
Full Range Spine & Ortho fully utilizes the most cutting-edge regenerative therapies for treating orthopedic injuries and conditions. Ankle cartilage that gets worn away over time with arthritis and osteoarthritis can be treated with regenerative therapies to slow this wear process. In some cases, regenerative treatments can even help to regrow damaged cartilage, delaying the need for surgeries or other invasive treatments.
Regenerative therapies, like PRP and stem cell treatment, use materials from your own body to give your natural healing abilities a boost. By providing concentrated amounts of healing elements and growth factors in plasma and stem cells, Dr. Roy Nini can give your body more of what it needs to facilitate faster healing, resulting in pain relief and improved mobility.
Other treatments we offer for ankle arthritis and osteoarthritis include joint injections, corticosteroids, supportive aids and physical therapy. Dr. Nini will provide each patient with a customized treatment plan to address specific concerns. He can explain more about our advanced ankle arthritis treatments in a consultation at our clinic.
Contact Full Range Spine & Ortho to schedule an exam and consultation with Dr. Nini if you are experiencing ankle pain and restricted mobility in or around Los Angeles and Encino.
Ankle Arthritis Pain Relief
The most appropriate treatments to relieve your painful ankle arthritis condition will depend on the cause, nature, and severity of the pain you are experiencing.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nini at Full Range Ortho in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills to receive a custom-tailored and effective ankle arthritis pain relief treatment plan.