Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that develops for many of us from 45 and up. It attacks the kinetic systems of the ankle, from the bone to the ligaments to the cartilage which is why you need to take a comprehensive approach to diagnose and treat it.
An ankle injury that doesn’t want to heal may be a sign that you are developing arthritis in your ankle. While not as common as hip and knee osteoarthritis, ankle osteoarthritis may affect up to three million people in the US.
- Pain while walking, climbing stairs
- Pain while being inactive
- Stiff ankles
- Swollen ankles
- Slipping and falling
- Reduced flexibility
The long term success of Dr. Greenberg’s patients is attributed to a specialized approach to the examination process. Deemed “The Greenberg Method,” this diagnostic approach not only looks into the area of damage and pain, but also evaluates the mechanics and structure of the bone and joints related to the area of the pain. For instance, not only will we look at the area that is damaged in the ankle joint, but we will also evaluate if there is damage to the supporting ligament structures, or any contributing factors such as pelvic tilt or a collapse of the arch that creates more degeneration to the ankle joint.
In executing The Greenberg Method, Dr. Greenberg often discovers that conditions experienced in one area of the body are often rooted in a different area that hasn’t been treated before. While an isolated joint treatment ignores physiology and the evaluation of movement, The Greenberg Method’s full-body examination produces a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. In return, the patient experiences a greater reduction in pain and improvement in function, which helps them get back on their feet to resume their daily routines, pain free.
It is always wiser to regenerate than to fuse and replace your joints. Invasive surgery is the last option for very good reasons such as muscle pain, long recovery times and potential risks of infections and opioid addiction. Dr. Greenberg has helped many patients with osteoarthritis recover substantial ankle functionality along with a reduction in pain.
The path to a more stable ankle begins with Dr. Greenberg’s The Greenberg Method. Based on a comprehensive examination and review of all pertinent film and studies, Dr. Greenberg will determine if you are a candidate for The Greenberg Method (TGM).
If you are an appropriate candidate for The Greenberg Method, Dr. Greenberg will treat your osteoarthritis by recommending the healing and synergistic cascade of Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Treatments.
For severely damaged ankles, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments have an excellent record for effectiveness, and are administered about once every three weeks. PRP injections create a natural, healing cascade that regenerates bone structures, ligaments and cartilage. They can reduce synovitis, crepitus (grinding) in your ankle and accompanying bone spurs.
The Greenberg Method is a good choice for people who are looking for a non-invasive alternative to ankle-joint replacement surgery. TGM treatments have lower infection risks than surgeries, shorter recovery times and is opioid-free. Dr. Greenberg is a holistically-centered physician who not only treats the structural issues of osteoarthritis, but he also addresses You. We work on your immune system through proper nutrition, supplements, innovative therapies and intravenous treatment to nurture a sense of wellness for your body and mind.
If you or a loved one is looking for a new strategy to treat chronic aches and pains, fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment or call Dr. Greenberg’s office today at 833-440-4325.
It is always wiser to regenerate than to fuse or replace your joints.