• Lakewood Foot and Ankle Specialists

    Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon & Wound Care Specialist located in Dallas, TX

Ankle Arthritis Treatment

At Lakewood Foot and Ankle Specialists, we understand that dealing with ankle arthritis can be challenging. It’s not only about managing pain, but also about preserving mobility and enhancing quality of life. With our comprehensive treatment approach and patient-focused care, we’re dedicated to providing the best podiatric care in the Dallas area.

Identifying Ankle Arthritis

Ankle arthritis often presents as chronic pain, stiffness, and swelling in the ankle joint. These symptoms might worsen after physical activity or prolonged periods of rest. Our team of experts is committed to offering accurate diagnoses, utilizing the most advanced diagnostic technologies available.

Our Comprehensive Treatment Approach

Our treatment protocol for ankle arthritis is holistic, involving:

  • Evaluation and Diagnosis: A thorough examination, coupled with imaging studies, is performed to diagnose the condition accurately.
  • Non-Invasive Treatments: We often start with conservative treatments like physical therapy, weight management, and the use of assistive devices. Medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can also help manage symptoms.
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures: In cases where conservative measures aren’t effective, treatments like corticosteroid injections may be recommended.
  • Advanced Surgical Options: When necessary, surgical interventions such as joint replacement or fusion may be an option. These procedures are carried out with state-of-the-art surgical techniques to optimize outcomes.

Home Care Tips for Ankle Arthritis

Before seeking professional help, there are several measures you can take at home to alleviate arthritis symptoms:

  • Exercise Regularly: Low-impact activities like swimming, cycling, and yoga can strengthen muscles, reduce stiffness, and improve range of motion.
  • Apply Heat or Cold: Heat can soothe stiffness, while cold can relieve pain and swelling.
  • Maintain a Healthy Weight: Extra weight puts more stress on your joints, exacerbating arthritis symptoms. A balanced diet and regular exercise can help maintain a healthy weight.
  • Rest and Elevate Your Ankle: Rest allows your joints to recover, while elevation can help reduce swelling.

Ensuring the Best Outcome

At Lakewood Foot and Ankle Specialists, our mission is to provide personalized care that aligns with your specific needs. We discuss all available treatment options, allowing you to make well-informed decisions about your health. With our help, living with ankle arthritis can be much more manageable. Trust your foot and ankle health to the experts at Lakewood Foot and Ankle Specialists.

I love Dr. McClurkin and Dr. Burge! Everyone is so helpful and they really know what they're doing. I will definitely see them again!
I have plantar fasciitis in both feet and suffered with pain on and off for many years. After trying another round of steroids with little improvement (this time the left foot was the culprit of my pain), Dr. Burge suggested I try their Lunula Laser. I must say I was skeptical at something for which I didn't see or feel anything during treatment. After completing the 6th round I realized I was not feeling the stabbing pain in my heel, that I had used my water socks and been at the pool with no pain afterwards, and I had worn my dressy sandals all weekend long and not complained of pain in my left foot at all! Now, that was a huge success for me! My right foot is acting up a bit now. I know what to do this time. No more steroids! It will be Lunula Laser for me!
Thank you for your excellent care. 🙏🏾💜
Dr Burge does a fantastic job especially with wound care and the office staff are super nice!
Dr. Burge is an amazing provider! I would refer all my friends and family to his office! ❤❤
Dr.Burge and his team are amazing!! I came in with an issue with my toe and he gave me a quick and simple solution. Dr. Burge's bedside manner is incredible, he is patient and takes the time to thoroughly explain his findings. I'd highly recommend him to anyone!
Dr. Burge has an exceptional bedside manner and is an excellent surgeon!
I was referred from a friend who had dr Burge help with his diabetic foot ulcer. My son came in for an ingrown toenail and we could not have been happier with the experience. The staff was fantastic, super friendly and very helpful. Dr burge is a younger guy related well to my teenage son and was very clear in his explanation of what was going on and how the procedure would progress.We would highly recommend him and his office as a great place to go.
UNFORTUNATELY broke my toe multiple times in the same year. FORTUNATELY I found Dr Burge. One of the kindest doctors I've ever met and such an efficient office. I never had to wait more than 5-10 minutes to be seen. I think my toe kept breaking because it liked him that much!
I can’t say enough about dr burge. His bedside manner is something I crave in every interaction I have. My foot could scare a grown man, and he made me feel like I could be a foot model. His attention to detail and gentle touch will never be forgotten.
Dr. Burge treated my ankle pain and it has not returned.
Excellent definitely Foot and Ankle Specialists, will go here for all of my lower extremity issues!
The front office staff was very friendly. Lulu gave great advice when making the appointment, which put me at ease. Dr Burge is very professional and kind. I will definitely return to this office.
I can’t say enough good things about this office! Not an appointment you want to have to make, but they make the experience so much better! Professional, friendly, knowledgeable and they truly care about you.
Absolutely an amazing doctor and staff! Top Doc!
Great experience from the moment I walked into this clinic, Lulu greeted me and was really patient about answering all my questions.
Lulu was so kind and the place was fast and efficient!
The wait time is quick and staff is kind
Dr.Burge was kind and professional!! And very knowledgeable staff
Had a great appointment with Dr. Burge! He is very patient & knowledgeable and I did not feel rushed at all. He took time to address the issues I was having & was able to correct them while I was there!
In and out. Very thorough. The Dr. Is very nice and explains everything in detail. Respects his patients. The other staff including front desk are all very kind and courteous.
Friendly staff
Great office staff. And I like that the doctor is never to busy t[ answer all your questions.
Great service, Wonderful doctor, and Superb staff. I can't express how great of care Lakewood Foot and Ankle Special done for me. Awesome 👌 work!!!!
I was pleasantly surprised with Dr.Burge's professional manner and would recommend him to anyone who needs a Podiatrist. Very knowledgeable on every level.
THE Best Podiatrist in this 5 mile radius of town (White Rock Lake)! No one comes close to Dr. Burge.He takes the time to answer your questions and actually cares about his patients. An expert in bunion surgery, trauma AND wound care! 🤘🏼

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  • Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM


1130 Beachview St Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75218

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