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Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic has defined Alaskan orthopedics for over 50 years. With the strength of experience, our ankle doctor delivers the specialized care Alaskans need to stay strong. 

When your ankle is in pain, it can be challenging to go about your day-to-day life. What's more, pain, stiffness, and/or swelling in your ankle can point to a serious underlying condition, which can only get worse if not treated promptly. A physician specializing in the ankle can provide the necessary care for any issue affecting the ankle or lower leg.

Our ankle specialist can pinpoint the cause of your ankle pain and provide a custom treatment plan—whether that's ankle surgery or a less invasive form of ankle care. Additionally, our orthopedic foot doctor provides world-class treatment for foot pain and injuries and conditions of the feet, heels, and toes, such as bunions and hammertoe. Whatever surgery or nonsurgical treatment you need, our surgeons have the expertise to help you.

When you see a physician in our practice, the first step will be diagnosis. The doctor will want to examine your ankle and your foot and may take X-rays or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Our ankle surgeon sees patients for a wide range of ankle conditions, including:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle deformities
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic lower leg pain
  • Fractures
  • Ligament damage
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Sprains
  • Tendon damage

No matter the cause of your ankle pain, we can help point you toward an effective treatment. Whenever possible, our ankle specialist will attempt to avoid ankle surgery in favor of other orthopedic treatments, but the goal is always to get you back to normal activities as expediently as possible.

When the surgical route can be avoided, our ankle surgeon will provide healthy options for long-lasting pain relief. Sometimes, ankle conditions can be addressed with medicine, the use of an orthotic device, or physical therapy.

Surgical care is sometimes necessary to resolve chronic ankle issues. Your surgeon will be able to talk with you about how he intends to treat your injury. We offer total ankle replacement surgery for arthritis, arthroscopic ankle cartilage repair, and other effective reconstructive surgeries to restore your mobility.

When to Seek Treatment From an Ankle Specialist

You may not need to see a doctor for minor ankle pain, but severe or chronic ankle discomfort can make it next to impossible to carry out your daily responsibilities. We recommend seeking care from a podiatric medicine professional if:

  • The pain in your ankle keeps you from carrying out work/home responsibilities.
  • The pain in your ankle is affecting your foot or lower leg and lasts for more than a couple of days.
  • The pain in your ankle does not respond to basic home remedies.
  • The pain in your ankle is the result of a traumatic injury, such as a sports injury or a car crash.

Ongoing ankle pain is nothing to take lightly. There are many surgical and nonsurgical treatment options, and our fellowship-trained surgeon is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and can show you the best way forward. Call 907.563.3145 or request an appointment online today to be seen by our ankle specialist in Anchorage.

For urgent ankle injuries and other musculoskeletal needs, we accept walk-ins at our Orthopedic Urgent Care Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Defining Alaskan Orthopedics at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic

As part of our world-class team of orthopedic surgeons and doctors, our ankle doctor at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic has completed specialized training in the ankle and lower extremity, including the hip and knee, to offer our patients the highest level of care. With this advanced training, our ankle surgeon has the expertise to treat your injury or condition according to your individual needs and goals.

Whatever ankle problem you're experiencing, our specialty-trained surgeon will help you regain your strength and function. To consult with our ankle surgeon in Anchorage, please request an appointment online or call 907.563.3145.