Ankle Arthritis: Causes and Treatment

We know arthritis often shows up in the knees and hips but can you also develop it in the ankles? Arthritis, the leading cause of disability in the U.S., can develop in any of the body’s joints. More than 100 different types have been identified, and there is every reason to believe that more will…

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Ankle Arthroscopy for Treatment of Bone Spurs

Is it possible to use ankle arthroscopy to treat bone spurs on the ankle? Osteophytes, more commonly known as bone spurs, typically develop where bones come together, which is why they are most often found in the joints. Despite the image of a “spur” being anything but smooth, bone spurs actually are smooth, just like…

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Is a Lisfranc Injury More Serious Than a Sprain?

How is a Lisfranc injury different from a sprain, and which is the more serious injury? Foot and ankle injuries are very common, especially among athletes and those involved in other types of rigorous activities. Injuries to the foot are classified based on whether there is damage to bone, ligament or tendon. If a bone…

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How Ankles Break and How They Heal

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to break your ankle, you know how painful this common injury is. Though by no means catastrophic, a fractured ankle can be disabling for months and may require surgery. As with other fractures, the type and severity of the injury will determine treatment options and length of recovery. Unless you…

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Ankle Fusion to Treat Severe Pain of Arthritis

Does ankle fusion surgery relieve arthritis pain in the ankle? The legendary actress Bette Davis is quoted as saying “Old age is no place for sissies.” She might well have been talking about the seemingly inevitable manner in which the body rapidly starts racking up aches and pains as we get older. Arthritis would likely…

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Understanding Modern Ankle Replacements

Here in New York, we get a lot of questions about how ankle replacements work—and if they are the right option for everyone. That answer, of course, depends on a lot of factors, including the severity of your ankle concern and the overall health of the patient. Regardless, we are always happy to offer clarity…

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Five things to ask when your ankle hurts

When your ankle starts aching, it’s key to get down to the bottom of the situation and determine how to make it better. Here are a few questions you should think about if your ankle hurts. How old are you? It’s a hard truth, but it’s important to keep in mind: the older we get,…

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