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Our ankle doctor at Sports Medicine North is the North Shore's recognized expert in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients' ankle injuries and conditions.

Together, the human foot and ankle contain more than 100 bones, tendons, muscles, and ligaments and form 33 joints. The ankle is a highly intricate structure that works in unison with the foot to help support our body weight, allowing us to stand, walk, run, move, and flex in a variety of ways. When the ankle is injured, whether it's a sports-related injury or an overuse injury from daily activities, it often requires highly specialized treatment from a doctor to restore maximum function and movement.

When It's Time to See an Ankle Doctor Near You

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you contact a physician to discuss the available treatment options:

  • Inflammation in the ankle joint
  • Limited range of motion
  • Pain that continues to get worse
  • Pain when bending or flexing your foot
  • Pain when not standing or walking
  • Stiffness, throbbing, or weakness in the ankle joint

If you have any of these painful symptoms, it is important to make an appointment with an ankle specialist for assessment and diagnosis. Our doctor at Sports Medicine North provides treatments for a variety of foot and ankle injuries and conditions. 

Common injuries and conditions affecting the ankle that can be assessed, diagnosed, and treated by our ankle surgeon include:

  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Fractures
  • Sprains or strains
  • Tendonitis

If conservative methods do not provide adequate relief and surgery is absolutely necessary to ensure a complete recovery, our ankle surgeon is able to offer the latest advancements in state-of-the-art surgery that promotes an effective return to active living. Common ankle procedures our surgeon often performs include Achilles tendon surgery, tendon transfer of the foot and ankle, tendon repair, implant surgery, and lateral and medial ligament reconstruction. From operative to nonoperative ankle care, our Sports Medicine North ankle surgeon provides a unique treatment plan focused on you, our patient, and restoring the function in your ankle. Please be assured that, although highly skilled in the latest surgical methods, our surgeon always considers using nonoperative treatments to restore your health first before recommending surgery.

Sports Medicine North’s orthopedic ankle doctor is dedicated to providing both surgical and nonsurgical approaches to treating your acute and chronic ankle conditions. Our specialist strives to offer the highest level of foot and ankle care that helps restore function, reduce pain and discomfort, provide relief, and prevent further injury from occurring. 

To consult with our ankle doctor at Sports Medicine North, please request an appointment online or call (978) 818-6350. We have three offices conveniently located in Peabody, Beverly, and Newburyport.

Why Choose Sports Medicine North? 

At Sports Medicine North, our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, John A. Karbassi, M.D., has completed additional training focusing his education on obtaining the advanced skills and knowledge to specifically treat the foot and ankle. With this advanced training, he has the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your foot and ankle injuries or conditions.

Additionally, our licensed physical therapists at Physical Therapy North are committed to providing integrated, state-of-the-art physical and occupational therapy care and rehabilitation. They work closely with our specialist and take a team approach to develop a treatment plan that is specialized to your individual needs.

To consult with our Sports Medicine North ankle doctor about your available treatment options, please request an appointment online or call (978) 818-6350. We also provide more information relating to fitness, training tips, and nutrition for athletes of all skill levels through our Athlete and Parent's Online Guide to Sports Medicine