Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon & Ankle Specialist Practicing in Houston, TX
Even a relatively minor ankle injury can be painful. It’s important to see an ankle specialist right away if the pain or swelling is severe, signs of infection are present or the ankle cannot bear weight. Otherwise, self-care measures such as PRICE therapy, which involves protecting, resting, icing, compressing and elevating the ankle, may be sufficient. However, if the swelling does not subside after 2-5 days or the pain persists for more than a few weeks, a consultation with an ankle specialist is recommended.
The ankle specialist at Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Houston
As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and ankle specialist practicing at Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Houston, TX, has extensive training and experience in the management of a wide variety of ankle conditions. Emphasizing conservative therapy whenever possible, Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine treats simple and complex ankle injuries, such as sprains, fractures and dislocations, as well as many foot issues, including bunions and hammertoes.
In addition to conservative treatments, such as bracing, orthotics, physical therapy and injections, Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is highly experienced in performing various types of traditional and minimally invasive surgical procedures, including:
- Fracture repair
- Ankle arthroscopy
- Subtalar arthroscopy
- Ankle fusion
- Foot or ankle reconstruction
- Ankle replacement
- Deformity correction with internal fixation (Ilizarov ring fixation)
As an avid runner as well as an ankle specialist, Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine enjoys working with athletes of all levels to help them avoid and recover from foot and ankle injuries.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment, contact Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Houston, Texas, today. Even though our ankle specialist is a skilled surgeon, this does not necessarily mean that you will discuss surgical treatment during your consultation. In general, our practice views surgery as a last resort, and we help many of our patients find the relief they need without it.