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    Ankle Arthritis

    Curious if anyone else out there has dealt with ankle arthritis? Doc told me I have this (pretty severe) and that I need to stop all impact activities (footbal, bball, running). He warned me that if I don't ankle fusion will be my next step.

    Anyone had this and tried a treatment/therapy that worked? I'm just not very accepting of giving up those activities as a 30 yr old.


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    Re: Ankle Arthritis

    Question: Do you crack your ankles a lot?



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    Re: Ankle Arthritis

    Quote Originally Posted by cyguytillidie View Post
    Question: Do you crack your ankles a lot?
    Not on purpose. They will on occasion crack constantly as I walk.

    I've also suffered numerous ankle sprains in both of them.


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    Re: Ankle Arthritis

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    Curious if anyone else out there has dealt with ankle arthritis? Doc told me I have this (pretty severe) and that I need to stop all impact activities (footbal, bball, running). He warned me that if I don't ankle fusion will be my next step.

    Anyone had this and tried a treatment/therapy that worked? I'm just not very accepting of giving up those activities as a 30 yr old.
    How about getting in contact with :Broadlawns Medical Center

    My ankle has been a candidate for total replacement for the last 15 or so years (osteoarthritis stemming from an ankle break). My extreme activities are restricted but I am managing to hang on without replacement. However, I may have to get it replaced soon and I will contact Broadlawns when I have to.



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    Re: Ankle Arthritis

    Just asking because I crack my ankles a ton. Always kind of worried it might lead to arthritis.



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    Re: Ankle Arthritis

    Quote Originally Posted by cyguytillidie View Post
    Just asking because I crack my ankles a ton. Always kind of worried it might lead to arthritis.
    Mine was caused by a multitude of ankle sprains. It literally feels like a dagger being driven in to your joint when it's bad.


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    Re: Ankle Arthritis

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    Mine was caused by a multitude of ankle sprains. It literally feels like a dagger being driven in to your joint when it's bad.
    Go here, and I am not kidding. I have numerous sports-related maladies, and they have saved me from elbow surgery twice...which all of the "specialists" told me was my only hope.

    Dr. Evans is brilliant and a nationally known orthopedic chiropractor. He is "mostly" retired so I don't know if he is accepting new patients, but he has a good group of associates. Dr. Ferezy is brilliant as well. I haven't had to go back for several years (if that tells you anything), so haven't kept up. The office is in West Des Moines;
    440-3774



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    Re: Ankle Arthritis

    Admittedly, I'm of no real help, but I will say that ankle fusion sounds like a steaming pile of poo...however, if it comes to that, you need to turn it gangster with a limp and a blinged out cane.

    Best of luck to you, hope you find relief.


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    Re: Ankle Arthritis

    Quote Originally Posted by cyguytillidie View Post
    Just asking because I crack my ankles a ton. Always kind of worried it might lead to arthritis.
    No it won't.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    Curious if anyone else out there has dealt with ankle arthritis? Doc told me I have this (pretty severe) and that I need to stop all impact activities (footbal, bball, running). He warned me that if I don't ankle fusion will be my next step.

    Anyone had this and tried a treatment/therapy that worked? I'm just not very accepting of giving up those activities as a 30 yr old.
    You should look for a new doctor, a second opinion may reveal that you are a candidate for joint replacement which should alleviate pain and maintain some level (probably decreased) of normal function. Fusion will limit you a ton and depending how active you are can lead to other issues in that leg down the road.



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