Ankle Arthritis Symptoms and Treatment
Will a brace help reduce the pain from ankle osteoarthritis?
The right ankle brace can definitely help with pain from osteoarthritis of the ankle. We highly recommend the a compression ankle brace like the ones shown below to reduce pain and relieve swelling.
What is osteoarthritis?
Every joint in the human body is lined with articular cartilage. This type of cartilage decreases friction in the joint and provides a layer of cushion between the bones so the joint can move smoothly and pain-free. Over time, the articular cartilage wears thin and in some places can diminish entirely. This is known as osteoarthritis.
What are the symptoms caused by ankle osteoarthritis?
When the articular cartilage of a joint is completely worn away, the bones in the joint collide and cause what is known as bone-on-bone pain. Swelling, stiffness, and difficulty walking are also commonly seen symptoms of ankle arthritis.
How will an ankle brace help relieve ankle osteoarthritis pain?
The right ankle brace will address the swelling, stiffness, and pain associated with osteoarthritis by using supportive straps and compression. Medical-grade compression has been proven to decrease swelling and improve proprioception throughout the joint. (Proprioception is the body’s sense of where the joint is and how to efficiently use it. This sense is what allows us to balance and move correctly throughout our environment. Proprioception decreases with age and injury). Ankle braces also provide additional support and stability to weakened, damaged joints.
Our Premium Compression Ankle Braces have all of these characteristics and are ideal for treating injuries to the peroneal tendons. The Premium Compression Ankle Brace - Wraparound closes in the front, for a more forgiving fit and is ideal if you have a lot of swelling. The Premium Compression Ankle Brace - Wraparound is easy to adjust as the swelling goes down. Choose the Premium Compression Ankle Brace if you don’t have a lot of swelling as the additional compression will help with pain and minor swelling.