Our specialty-trained ankle doctors at Southern California Orthopedic Institute are internationally and nationally recognized for their leadership and training in the diagnosis and treatment of ankle injuries and conditions.
Ankle issues are some of the most common that doctors treat—especially sprained ankles, which occur when both the ankle ligaments and joints are injured. Ankle pain can have many sources. For instance, ankle injuries often happen when playing a sport, like when an athlete runs to catch a ball or when he or she is accidentally kicked by another player.
Although, people who are not athletes can also be at risk for ankle injury and pain. Simply walking on a bumpy or uneven surface can cause you to roll your ankle inward or outward and injure it. Ankle fractures, torn muscles, or over-stressed tendons also cause pain. Fortunately, there are doctors and surgeons who have specialized training in ankle issues who can offer their expertise and help find the best solutions to treat ankle pain.
When You Should Visit an Ankle Doctor Near You
Symptoms offer clues to your condition. If you are experiencing any of the following, you should make an appointment with a medical doctor to have them assessed:
- Ankle joint inflammation that isn’t improving
- Ankle pain that has persisted for two weeks or more
- Ankle pain when you bend or flex your toes or feet
- Intense ankle pain that appears unexpectedly
- Pain even when you’re not putting weight on your ankle
- Stiffness, limited range of motion, or ankle weakness
If you are currently experiencing any of these issues, you may be suffering from one of the following injuries or conditions that can be treated with or without surgery by our expertly trained ankle doctors:
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Osteophyte (bone spur)
- Pinched nerve
- Sprains (inversion and eversion)
- Strained ankle
- Stress fractures (hairline bone crack)
- Tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis)
- Twisted ankle
Experience Excellence at Southern California Orthopedic Institute
Deciding on the best doctor or surgeon to treat your ankle pain is important, and there is much to consider when choosing an ankle specialist for your foot and ankle needs.
At Southern California Orthopedic Institute, you can be confident knowing our fellowship-trained and specialty-trained ankle doctors are knowledgeable medical specialists with focused training and experience in foot and ankle problems.
Through our Foot & Ankle Center, our ankle doctors take a team approach in assessing, diagnosing, and treating our ankle patients. From our primary care sports medicine doctors to our specialty-trained ankle surgeons, our specialists are skilled in delivering a wide range of ankle treatments, procedures, and surgical techniques for a number of ankle conditions and injuries. To learn more about our Foot & Ankle Center, its internationally renowned ankle doctors, and the variety of conditions we manage at Southern California Orthopedic Institute, we invite you to review our patient education resources, our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine on our website, or use the quick links below.
If you are ready for an expert opinion on your ankle issue and to discuss your nonsurgical and surgical treatment options with one of our ankle doctors in our Foot & Ankle Center, you can make an appointment online or call (818) 901-6600 or (661) 328-5565 for our Bakersfield location. We have convenient locations in Van Nuys, Bakersfield, Valencia, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Pasadena (Pediatric Orthopedics), Ridgecrest, Beverly Hills, and Porter Ranch. You may use our My Choice resource to help select the right specialist for you.