Osteochondritis

Robert Kosofsky, D.P.M.
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Piscataway & Hillsborough Podiatrist, Dr. Robert Kosofsky has over 25 years of experience.

Osteochondritis may cause swelling and ankle pain. This condition commonly effects the ankles, knees, elbows and other joints. It usually effects children and teens.

Symptoms

Symptoms include pain and tenderness in or near the joint. Decreased range of motion is the joint or when trying to move incertain ways is common. Joint pooping or locking is a sign you may be suffering from Osteochondritis.

Treatment

When immobilization of the injury doesn't alleviate the problem, surgery is usually prescribed. The procedure usually involves removing the loose fragment of cartilage and bone from the ankle joint.