What do you call a doctor who specializes in ankles?

A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), specifically a specialist whose focus is strictly on foot and ankle care. That includes treatment of such conditions as: · Bunions.

Who is the best ankle surgeon in the United States?

Alan MacGill, Named One of U.S.’s Top Foot & Ankle Surgeons in 2020 by BECKER’S. Alan A. MacGill, DPM, our board-certified foot and ankle surgeon at Spine & Orthopedic Center, has been named one of the Top 38 Foot & Ankle Surgeons to Know in 2020.

What will an orthopedic doctor do for ankle pain?

In most cases, your orthopedic surgeon will explore all non-surgical treatments before choosing to operate. Among the non-surgical treatments and therapies for foot and ankle conditions are: Bracing, splinting or casting the foot/ankle. Using supports like crutches or other assistive devices.

Who should I see for ankle pain?

Both podiatrists and orthopedic physicians can effectively treat ankle injuries and conditions. However, it is best to see a podiatrist who has a wealth of experience and education treating foot and ankle issues.

When should I see an orthopedist for a sprained ankle?

People with a more severe ankle sprain — characterized by extreme bruising or swelling and an inability to bear weight on the foot without significant pain, or when there doesn’t seem to be any improvement over the first several days after the injury — should seek medical attention, Drs.

Which Hospital in the United States do you consider to be the best for orthopedic care or treatment for bones and joints?

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
The Best Orthopedic Hospitals in America

Total Score
1 Hospital for Special Surgery, New York 63.5
2 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 61.4
3 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 48.6
4 Cleveland Clinic 41.1

Should I see a podiatrist for ankle pain?

If you have any issues that involve the foot and or ankle—a sports injury, arthritis/joint pain, skin problems, etc. —a visit to the podiatrist is your best bet. A podiatrist is a specialist who manages and treats almost all symptoms that involve the ankle and/or the foot.

How do I know if my ankle pain is serious?

Seek immediate medical attention if you:

  1. Have severe pain or swelling.
  2. Have an open wound or severe deformity.
  3. Have signs of infection, such as redness, warmth and tenderness in the affected area or a fever greater than 100 F (37.8 C)
  4. Cannot put weight on your foot.

What is a grade 3 ankle sprain?

Grade 3: This is a full tear of the ankle ligament. You may have heard a popping sound when it happened. This level of sprain causes severe pain, swelling and bruising. Because the ligament is no longer able to do its job, your ankle will feel unstable and will be unable to support any of your weight.