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What is Synovitis of the Ankle Joint?

Description of the Disease

Synovitis of the ankle joint is an inflammatory disease characterized by damage to the synovial membrane of the joint. The synovial membrane is responsible for producing synovial fluid, which lubricates and nourishes the joint, ensuring its normal functioning.


Synovitis of the ankle joint can be classified as acute or chronic, depending on the course of the disease.


  • Swelling of the ankle joint
  • Pain during movement or load
  • Limitation of joint mobility


The causes of synovitis of the ankle joint can be injuries, infections, autoimmune diseases, or excessive joint load.


For the diagnosis of synovitis of the ankle joint, a clinical examination, X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging, or arthroscopy are performed.


Treatment of synovitis of the ankle joint may include prescription of anti-inflammatory drugs, physiotherapy, arthroscopy, or even surgical intervention.


To prevent synovitis of the ankle joint, it is recommended to avoid joint injuries, properly distribute physical activity, strengthen muscles, and promptly treat infections.


Rheumatologist is responsible for treating synovitis of the ankle joint.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.