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What can I do for pain caused by ankle surgery 30 years ago?

Joint pain years after receiving a surgical intervention may not have anything to do with the original surgery. You may find that it has more to do with degenerative processes as the years have passed. Chronic pain can be caused by osteophytes or degenerative joint disease (DJD) and needs specific diagnosis and recommendations for treatment by a physician. It may be that you can reduce the amount of pain and discomfort through proper flexibility and resistance exercise overseen by a physician and implemented by a certified health and fitness professional.

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