Ankle Doctor At North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center
At North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center, our skilled ankle doctors specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of ankle conditions and injuries. Your ankles are complex joints that bear the weight of your entire body, making them susceptible to various problems. Our experienced orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists are dedicated to providing comprehensive care to help you maintain healthy, pain-free ankles. Whether you're experiencing acute pain due to an injury or chronic discomfort from a degenerative condition, our team is here to help you get back on your feet.
Signs You Need an Ankle Doctor's Strength of Experience
Ankle conditions can range from mild to severe and may result from acute injuries, overuse, or degenerative changes. If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms, you may have an ankle condition or injury:
  • Ankle or foot pain when you are not bearing weight
  • Ankle stiffness or weakness
  • Limited range of motion of the ankle
  • Sudden intense pain
  • Swelling in the ankle
Ankle pain, as well as any of the above symptoms, can have a significant impact on your daily life. If you are experiencing any of those symptoms for more than a few days or if your ankle pain worsens, you should schedule an appointment with a surgeon or doctor specializing in the ankle. The ankle surgeon or doctor may diagnose you with one of the following injuries or conditions:
  • A form of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Bunion
  • Deformity
  • Fracture
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports-related injury
  • Sprain
  • Tendon injury, such as an Achilles tendon rupture

Our Ankle Doctors

Ryan P. Mulligan

, M.D.

Pat A. Peters

, M.D.

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Our Foot & Ankle Center Can Help You
Treatment options for ankle conditions vary depending on the specific diagnosis, severity, and individual patient needs. Our ankle doctors at North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center offer a full spectrum of conservative and surgical treatments, including:
  • Achilles tendon reconstruction
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle fracture fixation
  • Ankle fusion
  • Ankle replacement
  • Bunion correction surgery
  • Ligament repair
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Orthopedic trauma and fracture fixation
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Tendon transfer surgery

There’s an Orthopedic Specialist Near You

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I see an ankle doctor?

    If you experience persistent ankle pain, swelling, instability, or difficulty bearing weight on your ankle, it's important to consult with an ankle doctor. Additionally, if you suffer an acute ankle injury, such as a suspected fracture or severe sprain, seek immediate medical attention.

  • What can I expect during my first visit to an ankle doctor?

    During your initial consultation, your ankle doctor will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, and perform a physical examination. They may also order imaging tests, such as X-rays or MRI scans, to help diagnose your condition accurately.

  • How long does it take to recover from ankle surgery?

    Recovery time after ankle surgery varies depending on the specific procedure and individual factors. Minor arthroscopic surgeries may require a few weeks of recovery, while more complex procedures, such as ankle fracture repair or total ankle replacement, may take several months. Your ankle doctor will provide a personalized recovery timeline and guidance on post-operative care.

  • Will I need physical therapy after ankle surgery?

    In most cases, physical therapy is an essential part of the recovery process following ankle surgery. Physical therapy helps restore strength, flexibility, and range of motion in your ankle, as well as promotes proper healing and reduces the risk of complications.

  • Can I prevent ankle injuries?

    While not all ankle injuries are preventable, you can take steps to reduce your risk. These include wearing proper footwear, maintaining good physical condition, practicing balance and stability exercises, and avoiding overuse or excessive strain on your ankles. If you participate in sports, be sure to warm up properly and use appropriate protective gear.