UQ researchers are comparing two different physiotherapist-delivered treatments for ankle arthritis.

There has been limited research on ankle arthritis and there is no recommended management to guide clinicians on how best to treat patients with ankle arthritis. This study will compare two different ankle arthritis treatments: a) exercise and education, and b) advice. Both treatments will be delivered by a physiotherapist. The findings from this study will help to improve treatment for people with ankle arthritis.


We are looking for individuals with ankle arthritis to participate in this study. If you have ankle pain but do not know if you have arthritis, we can take an x-ray of your ankle to check.

Individuals need to meet the following criteria to participate:

  • Over 35 years of age
  • Ankle joint pain for at least 3 months
  • No health problems that are more concerning than your ankle

Participant benefits

Participants will receive a free physiotherapy assessment and x-ray of their ankle and free treatment. As a thank you for participating in the study participants will also receive a $25 Coles-Myer gift card.

Register your interest 

Please click on the following link for more information or to register your interest in this study:

Register your interest

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2018/HE002196]