University Foot and Ankle Institute is an internationally-recognized leading organization for the treatment of foot and ankle problems. Our team of foot and ankle specialists comprehensively treat all foot and ankle problems from simple achilles tendonitis, bunions, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, neuroma pain, ankle sprains and fractures to the most complex reconstructive surgery and limb salvage of the foot and ankle.
Rheumatoid arthritis of the ankle results in painful loss of cartilage and usually deformity of the joint. If caught early bracing and orthotic therapy can be used to delay the rheumatoid ankle arthritis process and limit progression of ankle deformity. Lubrication injections can also delay the progress of the rheumatoid ankle arthritis and relieve some pain.
If severe rheumatoid ankle arthritis is noted, fusion or ankle replacement procedures can be used to eliminate pain and resolve a majority of the ankle deformity. Although the procedures are quite difficult due to the softness of the bone, the Foot and Ankle Institute of Claifornia has extensive experience in the treatment of rheumatoid ankle arthritis and debilitating problems.
Our doctors, surgeons and physical therapists are the very best rheumatoid ankle arthritis specialists in California. Request an appointment with a doctor at our Los Angeles or other Southern California offices to get heal with your ankle deformity.