Osteoarthritis in the ankle usually develops after trauma (often a fracture). This is in contrast to what happens in the hip or knee joint . Here it arises mainly due to degeneration (deterioration) of the joint. A small change of position of the joint can have major consequences for the load on the joint and this can cause a lot of pain and a limitation of mobility. An ankle brace is very suitable for effectively supporting your ankle in ankle osteoarthritis.
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As discussed above, osteoarthritis in the ankle does not just arise. Osteoarthritis in the ankle is in most cases caused by past injuries. In the past, the ankle may have been traumatized by sports, for example. An incorrect landing may cause the ankle straps to tear or break a bone. When recovering, it is possible that the position of the ankle is slightly different than before. This can cause peak stress on the cartilage - within the ankle joint. This can cause osteoarthritis in the ankle.
You often notice that it is more difficult for you to climb the stairs, but it is also more difficult to walk on your toes. In addition, pain can often be felt around the ankle joint, but certainly at the front of the ankle. The main features / symptoms at a glance:
As soon as you think you have developed osteoarthritis in the ankle, we recommend that you contact a specialist, get advice and have an X-ray taken. This is usually sufficient to diagnose an osteoarthritis. You can also get advice from a physiotherapist on what to do in the case of osteoarthritis in the ankle. It has been proven that wearing an ankle brace or ankle bandage significantly reduces the pain complaints. A brace especially for osteoarthritis ensures that the pain symptoms decrease, the physical functioning improves and the stiffness is reduced. Below are several products that are good to use in an osteoarthritis in the ankle:
However, are you unsure which ankle brace or ankle bandage for osteoarthritis is best for you? Let yourself be advised completely free of charge by a physiotherapist, movement technologist or orthopedic instrument maker from ProBrace. You can do this by contacting us via the online chat at www.probrace.nl , emailing [email protected] or calling +31 (0) 85 4011 911.