Foot & Ankle Surgery located in Fort Worth, TX
Limited movement in a joint restricts your mobility and could be causing you pain. The board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons at Trinity Foot & Ankle Specialists in Fort Worth and Weatherford, Texas, specialize in joint mobility restoration that relieves pain and gives you back a normal range of motion. To find out more about joint mobility restoration, call Trinity Foot & Ankle Specialists today, or book an appointment online.
Joint mobility restoration means treating problems with joints in your foot or ankle that are limiting your range of motion. Put simply, your range of motion is how much you can rotate a joint, or how far you can extend it in any direction.
If you have a reduced range of motion, it can severely affect your ability to move around. Conditions that limit your mobility are typically painful as well, but joint mobility restoration can resolve these problems.
Common reasons for needing joint mobility restoration include severe injuries to the bones or ligaments and advanced arthritis.
Complex fractures and ruptured ligaments or tendons might require reconstructive surgery followed by joint mobility restoration therapy. Arthritis, which takes many forms, destroys the protective surfaces on your bones. The most common type is osteoarthritis, which usually affects people in middle or later life.
Osteoarthritis leads to joint degeneration after years of wear. The disease progresses slowly, with worsening pain, stiffness, and loss of function in the affected joints. Conservative treatments can be helpful for a long time, but eventually, the damage may reach a stage where the joint becomes untreatable.
At Trinity Foot & Ankle Specialists, patients might need physical therapy, surgery, or both to achieve joint mobility restoration. Physical therapies include specially selected exercises that strengthen the joint and improve range of motion, plus passive treatments such as therapeutic ultrasound that help the damaged tissues heal.
Trinity Foot & Ankle Specialists also specializes in joint replacement surgery to achieve joint mobility restoration. Their surgeons have extensive experience in performing total ankle replacement (total ankle arthroplasty) and first metatarsophalangeal joint arthroplasty — replacing your big toe joint.
Problems like arthritis that lead to a need for joint replacement are also treatable by fusing the bones in the joint. The procedure effectively relieves pain, but you lose the flexibility in your joints. This is particularly problematic in your ankles.
With their expertise in joint replacement, Trinity Foot & Ankle Specialists can deliver joint mobility restoration as well as pain relief. To find out how they can help you, call their office, or book an appointment online today.