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What questions will your doctor ask to diagnose ankle osteoarthritis?

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To diagnose ankle osteoarthritis, your doctor will probably start by asking you questions such as:

  • What are your symptoms?
  • When did they start?
  • Does your pain get worse when you're walking or running?
  • Is the pain constant or does it come and go?
  • Have you had any injuries in the ankle such as sprains or a fracture?

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle," "Orthopaedics."

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: "Ankle Arthritis," "Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle."

CDC: "Arthritis."

Farshid Guilak, PhD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Matthew M. Roberts, MD, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City.

University of Washington Medicine Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine: "Ankle Arthritis."

Valderrabano, V. , July 2009. Clinical Orthopedics & Related Research

Reviewed by David Zelman on March 16, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle," "Orthopaedics."

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: "Ankle Arthritis," "Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle."

CDC: "Arthritis."

Farshid Guilak, PhD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Matthew M. Roberts, MD, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City.

University of Washington Medicine Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine: "Ankle Arthritis."

Valderrabano, V. , July 2009. Clinical Orthopedics & Related Research

Reviewed by David Zelman on March 16, 2017

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