The term arthritis denotes joint inflammation and soft tissue swelling. Arthritis is a far-reaching description of 100 different diseases and divided into three categories:
Osteoarthritis is known as degenerative arthritis and affects many people when they reach middle age. Symptoms include inflammation, swelling and joint pain.
RA is when a person’s own immune system attacks and destroys cartilage. Symptoms may abate for a time, but RA eventually causes joints to deform and shift out of place.
This form develops after an injury to the foot or ankle. Pain and inflammation may develop many years after the injury.
University Foot and Ankle Institute is proud to be one of the leaders in the treatment of ankle arthritis and ankle replacement surgery. We pride ourselves on personal care based on cutting-edge research.