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Ankle arthritis

With ankle arthritis - too Ankle joint inflammation called - it is an inflammatory joint disease that can have various causes. Bacteria and other pathogens that can get into the interior of the joint through injuries or operations can trigger ankle inflammation. One then speaks of a bacterial or infection-related ankle arthritis. This should be distinguished from non-infection-related ankle arthritis, which can be caused, for example, by rheumatic diseases (rheumatoid arthritis) or metabolic diseases (e.g. gouty arthritis).


Rheumatoid ankle arthritis

The most common form of joint inflammation is rheumatoid arthritis, which usually occurs between the ages of 30 and 50 and affects women three times more often than men. It is triggered by an immunological process that results in a uncontrolled activity of the immune system comes against the body's own tissue. The consequence is one permanent inflammation of the articular cartilage and surrounding tissue leading to gradual damage and Destruction of the affected joint can lead.

Rheumatoid arthritis can basically develop in every joint form. Most often it occurs on the knee and hip joints. But the shoulder, elbow, wrist and ankle joints are also often affected by rheumatoid arthritis. Depending on whether only one joint or several joints are affected, there is between one Monoarthritis or one Polyarthritis differentiated.

Symptoms of ankle inflammation

Arthritis in the ankle and other joints typically manifests itself through Pain and swelling. Also kick a Overheating and redness in the affected joint. There is also one limited mobility the inflamed joints, which can be observed especially in the morning after getting up and which disappear after one to two hours. It is also typical of ankle arthritis that the symptoms come on in a relapsing manner and get worse from time to time.

Treatment of arthritis in the ankle

Treatment for ankle arthritis is done first medicinal with anti-inflammatory, decongestant and pain relievers as well Rheumatoid drugs and immunosuppressants. Come on as more conservative measures

  • physiotherapy exercises,
  • physical therapies and
  • Occupational therapy

used to prevent stiffness of the affected joints.

If these conservative treatment methods are unsuccessful, one will operative therapy, for example a synovectomy, in which the inflamed tissue in the joint is removed athroscopically, is necessary. If the destruction of the ankle is already very advanced and the ankle arthritis can no longer be adequately treated with conservative and joint-preserving methods, the last step is to replace the destroyed ankle with an ankle prosthesis.