Ankle Arthritis: What are the Non-Surgical Treatment Options?

Pain from ankle arthritis is the result of bone rubbing bone – meaning, you’ve eroded the cartilage in the ankle joint. I prefer a conservative approach to ankle arthritis treatment, so I try to exhaust all the non-surgical options before considering ankle surgery. In the following video, I explain ankle arthritis treatment options, symptoms and more:

For patients with other foot or ankle injuries or conditions, view these additional videos with more information:

James P. Halloran, M.D., Orthopedic SurgeonAbout the Author: James Halloran, M.D. is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon whose primary clinical interest focuses on diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the knee, ankle, and foot. Dr. Halloran completed fellowship training in both sports medicine and foot/ankle surgery. 


The medical information contained in the Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics website is provided to increase your knowledge and understanding of orthopedic conditions. This information should not be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific medical or surgical treatment plan. As each patient may have specific symptoms or associated problems, the treatment regimen for a specific patient may not be the proper treatment for another.

Gaining knowledge and understanding of a particular problem or condition is the first step in any medical treatment plan. I believe the information presented on our website will be helpful for those individuals experiencing ankle pain, or other related problems. However, this information is not intended to replace the advice of your family physician. You are encouraged to consult with your physician to discuss any course of treatment presented or suggested.