How to cope with osteoarthtritis on ankle

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Hello everyone I am new here and I felt like I need your opinion and support how to cope with arthtritis. I used to be very active walking miles away even Recently I developed pain on my ankle due to the fact that I had fused ankle 13yrs.ago my GP said the arthritis is inevitable🥲I am now on tablets however sometimes the pain stops me to do things needed it affects my job aswell and I am going to the Uni in September.Is anyone can say something about my situation?thanks.

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  • Tom
    Tom Member Posts: 522
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    Welcome to the forum, @starlet. I see that you now experiencing ankle pain as a result of a fused ankle some years ago. You are taking pain killers but are looking for more information.

    This section from our website covers the topic in some detail:


    In addition there are relevant posts in the Community, including


    I hope you have better luck, do come back and let us know how you get on.

    Tom, Moderator

  • airwave
    airwave Member Posts: 579
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    Not the easiest place to cope with oa? I find that soft cushioned shoes with a firm outer and wearing the same footwear all the times helps. Change one thing and you change the way you walk, support yourself and of course the pain you experience. This involves toes, feet, ankles m knees, back, neck……I could go on, I expect you get the picture.

    Ask for help from the orthotics dept, they will be able to advise. Be gentle with yourself.

    its a grin, honest!

  • Beth1
    Beth1 Member Posts: 5
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    Hi - I too have arthritis in my ankle and foot. I’m finding it incredibly frustrating as it has got a lot worse in the last year and I can now only walk a very short distance. I’ve found weight training, rowing and swimming help with the frustration and with mobility a little by making my legs stronger! I also find good shoes are essential as airwave has recommended - try Allbirds, they’re v comfortable and supportive.