Arthritis encompasses a wide range of over 100 diseases, all characterized by joint inflammation. When it strikes the ankle joint, it can lead to symptoms such as swelling and pain, potentially progressing to deformity, diminished joint function, and reduced mobility.
Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of ankle arthritis. For further details on this subject, please refer to ‘Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle.’
It’s worth noting that similar symptoms can be attributed to another type of arthritis, known as rheumatoid arthritis.