The ankles are very vulnerable to arthritis because they carry a great deal of weight and are responsible for intense movements throughout the day. Depending on the severity of the arthritis, your foot doctor may recommend reconstructive ankle surgery in Houston to resolve your symptoms. Watch this video to learn more.
Ankle arthritis causes pain, stiffness, and swelling. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you are likely to experience symptoms in both sides. If you have osteoarthritis, your symptoms will likely be limited to one side. Report your symptoms to your foot doctor as soon as possible. A foot and ankle specialist may be able to offer treatments that prevent the need for surgery if you seek care early enough in the development of the arthritis.