Difficulty in Walking

Ankle joint can be affected by so many disorders or injuries that can lead to difficulty while walking. Patient feels pain or discomfort while walking and may eventually stop walking at all.

Characteristics of Joint Walking difficulty:

  • Cause: Arthritis of the foot and ankle like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and posttraumatic arthritis OR tendonitis OR injury OR fractures OR sprains

  • Symptoms: Pain or discomfort while walking

  • Treatment: Arthroscopic debridement (cleansing) is performed to remove loose cartilage, inflamed synovial tissue, and bone spurs from arthritic joint