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Ankle doctors are specialty-trained physicians or surgeons who diagnose and treat patients dealing with pain caused by an ankle issue. Achilles tendonitis (tendinitis), torn tendons or ligaments, fractures, sprains, and stress fractures are examples of common injuries ankle doctors treat.

With extensive training and experience in orthopedic surgery, ankle surgery, fracture care, and surgical and medical treatment, our team of ankle specialists at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma will understand every aspect of your ankle problem and help you heal, recover, and advance.

Our ankle doctors, Dr. Wendy Emerson, Dr. Jeff Fox, Dr. Steven Hardage, Dr. Bryan Hawkins, Dr. Bradley Lawson, Dr. Robert MarshDr. David Nonweiler, Dr. R. Clio Robertson, and Dr. Blake Shockley, draw on their knowledge and expertise to develop tailored, comprehensive treatment plans for every ankle patient. Our doctors will always recommend an approach or combination of approaches that will best serve that patient, considering treatments other than surgery first. As board-certified orthopedic surgeons, our surgical ankle specialists can also perform a full range of surgeries for all your ankle care needs. 

Symptoms You May Be Having

Take note if you have any of these ankle or foot symptoms. If so, schedule an appointment with one of our doctors.

  • Ankle is stiff, and moving it or trying to rotate it causes pain
  • Ankle is unstable, and bearing any amount of weight makes you feel as if the ankle will collapse or you will fall
  • Deep pain in the ankle that goes away when you rest or take weight off the ankle
  • Large bump on the side of your big toe
  • Limping
  • Lower leg and ankle hurt
  • Pain in the heel bone with ankle pain
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Unable to walk normally

After an exam, your ankle doctor may diagnose you with one of these ankle or foot conditions:

  • Achilles tendon injury/Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Ankle fracture
  • Bunions
  • Claw toe
  • Deformity
  • Osteochondral injury/osteochondral lesion of the talus
  • Sports-related ankle overuse injury
  • Sprain

Our Ankle Experts Care for Patients Just Like You

When a patient first notices pain in the ankle, it’s common to wait a while to see if the pain will go away on its own. However, pain may not improve, and some ankle injuries should be treated immediately, like an ankle fracture. It’s important not to wait too long if you believe you have an ankle injury.

Our ankle doctors provide the expert diagnosis and medical care a patient needs, including advanced imaging, such as our on-site X-rays and MRIs, as well as prescription medication, orthotics, physical therapy, and surgery. For a foot problem, like bunions, they can also help the patient get proper foot care. If ankle surgery is the treatment your doctor recommends, your surgeon, backed by our entire ankle team, can expertly perform the surgery. Whether it is a minimally invasive procedure, reconstructive surgery, or another surgical procedure, they have access to the latest state-of-the-art equipment to deliver the care needed for any ankle condition.

One of our fellowship-trained ankle surgeons, Dr. Robert Marsh, specializes in performing ankle replacement surgery. Ankle replacement provides a long-term solution for chronic ankle pain caused by any form of arthritis, including post-traumatic arthritis from an auto accident or other trauma and osteoarthritis from years of wear and tear after an ankle injury or other damage. 

Our board-certified ankle doctors and all of our dedicated physicians and surgeons at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma go beyond simply delivering medical services. They are healthcare professionals who listen to your concerns, expertly answer your questions, and have dedicated their practices to helping people like you move forward and experience less pain and a better quality of life.

Start Your Journey to Heal. Recover. ADVANCE.

We know you want the best doctor to assess and treat your ankle pain. Rest assured, our specialized, experienced ankle experts will apply their high-level skills and knowledge to your orthopedic foot and ankle needs.

We are available to see you at multiple locations throughout the region:

For urgent needs, like ankle sprains, walk in without an appointment at our Advanced Orthopedics Urgent Care, Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – noon. 

If you are ready to find a solution for your ankle pain or limitation, schedule an appointment by calling (918) 494-AOOK (2665) or use the button below.

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