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Our fellowship-trained and board-certified ankle doctors at EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Division consistently deliver exceptional ankle care to the residents of Asheville, Arden/Fletcher, Hendersonville, and the surrounding communities.

Given the ankle joint’s complexity of ligaments, muscles, and tendons and its close proximity to the foot, resolving any pain associated with the ankle may require the specialized training and experience of a foot and ankle doctor. At EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Division, our ankle doctors are medical experts and orthopedic surgeons who are dedicated to helping our patients with ankle pain by using their advanced training and education to assess, diagnose, and treat simple and complex ankle injuries and conditions, from an ankle sprain to a torn Achilles tendon.

The symptoms of an ankle injury or condition can indicate if you need to see a specialist, the type of condition you may have, or how severe your ankle injury may be. Take note of symptoms you are experiencing, especially if they are similar to those listed below. This will be valuable information to share with your ankle doctor since it can help to properly diagnose your ankle ailment and find the best treatment for you.

  • Affected ankle appears bigger than the unaffected ankle, due to swelling
  • Ankle collapses or gives out without warning
  • Ankle is rigid and attempting movement causes pain
  • Ankle pain has lasted several days and isn’t getting better
  • Feeling of weakness and unsteadiness
  • Pain primarily on outside of ankle
  • Pain whenever foot bends or flexes

These symptoms could indicate that you have sustained one of the following ankle injuries or conditions that can be treated by our ankle experts at one of our four convenient locations in Asheville – McDowell, Asheville – LivingstonArden/Fletcher, or Hendersonville. Treatments for the ankle and related injuries and conditions may be conservative or require surgery. 

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Ankle deformities
  • Alignment problems
  • Bone spur
  • Damaged cartilage
  • Fractures
  • Heel pain
  • Lateral (outside) ligament damage
  • Posterior impingement of the ankle
  • Sprains
  • Tendon injuries and conditions

Excellence & Exceptional Foot & Ankle Care in Asheville

At EmergeOrtho: Blue Ridge Division, we understand that choosing the best doctor to treat your ankle pain is an important decision. It requires you to consider several things; most notably, the doctor’s knowledge and experience in treating ankle conditions and injuries, which is why we pride ourselves in having the most fellowship-trained doctors and surgeons in the Asheville region.

Dr. Mark Hedrick, Dr. Peter Mangone, and Dr. Pamela Meliski are our foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons who have accomplished additional training through a fellowship specifically in the foot and ankle. Our ankle doctors intimately understand how to treat your ankle issue and will help guide you to a better quality of life through reduced or eliminated pain. They also benefit from the collective knowledge of our entire staff of orthopedic experts in conservative care, surgery, and therapy, which allows them to discuss cases, share knowledge, and bring the best treatment options to you. Regardless of your diagnosis and the treatment you receive, our doctors are committed to working with you every step along your journey to reduce or eliminate pain, and they always recommend conservative treatment first before offering surgery options.

If you feel the time is right for you to meet with an expert to discuss your ankle issue, you can make an appointment online or call us at (828) 258-8800. We also offer an orthopedic urgent care for injuries or conditions that can't wait for an appointment. Please click here for the availability of our Orthopedic Urgent Care locations in Asheville, Arden/Fletcher, and Hendersonville.

For more information on foot and ankle injuries and conditions, please visit our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine