University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Ankle Arthritis Clinic

The experts in the ankle arthritis service are dedicated to improving the care of patients with disabling ankle arthritis. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment methods, our staff help patients with ankle arthritis--the loss of cartilage lining the ankle joint--return to a more normal lifestyle by reducing the symptoms of joint inflammation.

For some patients, weight loss is helpful and is a cornerstone of treatment. For each pound lost, stress on the ankle is reduced by five pounds.

Based on your medical history and response to treatment, our physicians may prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, Naproxen and Celebrex.

Pain relief from braces or inserts varies depending on your situation. Inserts and braces also may help manage your ankle arthritis. Evaluating the location of your cartilage loss and how you walk and stand help our physicians select the right treatment for you.

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Location and Contact

Orthopaedic Clinic, Pappajohn Family Pavilion
Elevator I, Lower Level
319-356-2223

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