Whether you’re an athlete, a laborer, or just someone who walks through life, your ankles work hard to bear your weight and give your feet the range of motion you need to stay on the ground. Unfortunately, this also makes your ankles prone to wear and tear, as well as injuries and other conditions that can cause them long-term instability and pain. For some patients, the long-term solution to this issue is to replace the ankle completely.
Barrington Orthopedic Specialists will help you find relief for ankle pain. Even when we determine that surgery is the best option, we’re passionate about providing accurate diagnoses, giving patient-focused care, and offering the most conservative treatment plans available to minimize pain, cost, and recovery time for all of our patients.
The ankle can be affected by a wide range of issues, from a traumatic sports injury to naturally-occurring wear and tear after a lifetime of use. However, one of the most common causes of long-term ankle instability and pain is arthritis, which comes in several forms. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which excess inflammation in your body can damage your joints, while osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage protecting the ends of the bones that form your joints wear down over time. Injuries to the ankle can increase your risk of developing arthritis in these hardworking joints.
While Barrington Orthopedic Specialists is passionate about providing conservative treatments, for some patients, ankle joint replacement surgery is the best option for a complete, long-term return to function. If you're considering ankle replacement surgery, Dr. Narendra Patel at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists can help. He is dedicated to providing each patient with individualized care and attention and customized instruments, from pre-operative planning to post-operative rehabilitation.
Barrington Orthopedic Specialists has multiple conveniently accessible locations across the greater Chicago area. Our offices can be found in:
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