The bones within the joint are coated with a shiny, smooth substance known as articular cartilage. Articular cartilage is the material in the joints of the body which helps the bones to move against each other. When this Cartilage start degenerating with age and wear and tear it causes pain and movement restriction.
This is because of the wear and tear that happens in the years following the injury.
- Previous ankle injury is the most common cause of ankle arthritis
- Injuries to the joint
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Reactive arthritis
- Blood disorders
- Avascular talus necrosis
- Osteochondrosis dissecans