ankle rheumatoid arthritis

Total Ankle Replacement for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Is total ankle replacement surgery an option if the pain in my knee is caused by rheumatoid arthritis? How do you react when a friend or family member tells you that they have been diagnosed with arthritis? No doubt you are sympathetic, but doesn’t this sort of announcement seems fairly commonplace, even expected, if they…

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Is It a Sprain or a Jones Fracture?

Is it possible to think you only have a sprained ankle but it is actually a Jones fracture? It would be fair to say that, while the Jones fracture is considered by healthcare professionals to be one of the most serious fractures to the foot, many people have never heard of it. This is true…

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How to Prepare for Total Ankle Replacement Surgery

Are there things that I can do before my total ankle replacement surgery to help my recovery process? Have you recently been advised by your orthopedic specialist that total ankle replacement surgery is recommended? This was not something you wanted to hear. It’s also likely that it wasn’t a surprise either, because this only happens…

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Preventing Achilles Tendon Injury

Are there ways to reduce the chances of injuring the Achilles tendon? The cost-benefit principle is typically applied to financial matters, but it’s fairly easy to see how it can also relate to many other areas of life. Basically, this means that the more benefit we derive from something, the greater the cost is likely…

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Hallux Rigidus Causes and Treatment

What is hallux rigidus and is surgery necessary to treat it? I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that you rarely give much thought to your big toe. That changes in an instant, of course, if you try walking across the floor in the middle of the night without turning on…

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Treatment Options for OCD Talus

What is OCD talus and does it always require surgery for treatment? The talus is one of the bones that makes up the ankle joint. It is located between the calcaneus, which is the heel bone, and the bones of the lower leg, the tibia, and the fibula. The top of the talus bone, where…

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How Serious Is a Jones Fracture?

If I suspect I may have a Jones fracture, should I see my doctor or will it heal on its own? Foot fractures are pretty common. One out of every ten broken bones occurs in the foot. That statistic sounds more reasonable when you consider that each foot contains a total of 26 bones. Of…

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