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Osteoarthritis (O.A) of Ankle

Learn the pathology bethind the Osteoarthritis (O.A) of Ankle and how we can help

Osteoarthritis in the ankle joint occurs when time and use, or traumatic damage, causes the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones to become thinner, rougher, and more brittle. Eventually a point is reached where the bone ends are not fully protected and they begin to rub against each other. As the osteoarthritis progresses the joint becomes less mobile and more painful. Treatments range from lace-up ankle braces to complete immobilization and joint offloading with a custom Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFO).

Orthosis Function:

The orthoses designs are varied with the ultimate goal of improved function and pain relief. This can be achieved through restricting the painful range of motion and in extreme cases completely immobilizing the ankle joint.

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Treatment Guide

Experiencing other joint pain? use our treatment guide to explore other bracing options that we offer.
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