Ankle

Orthopedic Specialties

Our specialty-trained ankle doctors at Cape Fear Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of ankle injuries and conditions.

Ankle pain is most commonly associated with trauma and sports-related injuries, such as a fracture, or an injury to the ligaments of the ankle, such as a sprain. However, agitation and discomfort may also occur due to overuse injuries, which can range from mild joint pain to Achilles tendinitis.

If you think you may be suffering from an ankle injury or condition and are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, it may be time to visit a foot and ankle specialist.

  • Sudden intense pain
  • Pain when you’re NOT bearing weight
  • Pain that persists for more than two weeks
  • Swelling that persists or worsens after 2-3 days
  • Limited range of motion due to stiffness, weakness, or swelling

You should also seek treatment with an ankle specialist if you begin to feel feverish or if the area reddens, becomes warmer, and feels even more sensitive, as these are signs of an infection.

Due to the constant stress and frequency of use, ankle pain generally does not subside without treatment.

Our ankle doctors understand that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective treatment plan for your individual condition.

To consult with one of our ankle doctors, please request an appointment online, or call (910) 484-2171.

PATIENT REVIEWS

We take pride in helping our patients overcome an injury, relieve their pain, and return to an active, healthy lifestyle.

  • Dr. Kouba made my visit very relaxed. He answered all the questions I had and showed me the pictures to show the damage in my left hip as a result of Osteoarthritis.
    John S. Treated by Stephen H. Kouba, M.D.
  • Excellent -Dr. McFarlane was gracious, caring, and listened carefully to what I had to say. He fully explained my condition and the treatment options.
    Anne E. Treated by: Douglas S. McFarlane, M.D.
  • I have been very pleased with Dr. Lowe and respect his advice.
    Joyce D. Treated by: Jason B. Lowe, M.D.
  • Everyone was very nice and explained what was going to happen. I was there about a knee problem. I made the right choice.
    John Jackson Treated by Physical Therapist
  • Great Staff and Dr. Toby Anderson is excellent Orthopedic Dr. Every need is taken care of as soon as possible. Physical therapy is awesome
    Elliott Queen Treated by Dr. Toby Anderson
  • I just started my therapy on the last Friday and I'm assigned to Jeremy. He's very attentative and professional. Took to All my questions and concerns. And designed a program just for me. Saw Jeremy on the 6th and 11th and then saw Becky on the 13th. She to was very on point!!! They are necessary for my success!!!!!!!
    Gwendolyn Jones Treated by Physical Therapist Jeremy
  • Very professional staff. Very friendly. Dr. Brussard has an impeccable reputation. He was very tuned in to my problem with my knee. Answered questions. After 8 years of knee issues I go for surgery at the end of the month. Looking forward to getting my life back.
    Heidi Parker
  • I went in as a walk in yesterday after 5pm. My doctor recommended that I go at that time. When we arrived the front desk rep came out with a wheelchair to help me in the building. They were very friendly at the front desk. The check in is a little too much, but I was in the back quickly. (After hours is best.) The nurse, x-ray tech and PA were kind, friendly, and patient with me because I had a lot of questions and concerns. My fiance is a talker and they even entertained him. I have to say the experience was great. I recommend after hours 5-7 weekdays.
    Darcelle Hunter