The Region’s Most Preferred Orthopaedic Practice – EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region

Our fellowship-trained or specialty-trained ankle doctors, Dr. Christopher Daley, Dr. James Stanislaw, and Dr. Earl Walker, are dedicated foot and ankle specialists board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and committed to providing patients with the compassionate, world-class care they deserve and need to emerge stronger.

Our ankle doctors are experts at diagnosing and treating injuries and conditions of the foot and ankle and are not only highly skilled in providing nonsurgical care but also in performing foot and ankle surgery, including minimally invasive arthroscopy as well as joint replacement for the ankle.

How Our Ankle Doctors Help Patients Emerge Stronger

When our ankle doctors develop an individualized treatment plan for a patient with an ankle injury or condition, their first step is to always look at nonsurgical treatment options that will work instead of recommending surgery. Sometimes, the ankle problem can be solved without the need for surgery with treatments such as physical therapy or medication or a support such as an ankle brace.

However, if nonoperative treatments fail to provide relief for the patient or their ankle pain becomes debilitating, our ankle surgeons will recommend a surgical treatment plan that is right for the patient's ankle injury or condition. Our surgeons have undergone extensive surgical training and specialize in a variety of foot and ankle surgeries, including the following:

  • Achilles tendon reconstruction
  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Bunion correction surgery
  • Hammertoe surgery
  • Operative fixation of an ankle fracture
  • Total ankle replacement

Our surgeons understand that patients sometimes have concerns about undergoing surgical procedures, which is why they are dedicated to spending time to educate and provide patients with an understanding of the surgery as well as how it will be beneficial. They also make sure they answer any questions the patient might have about the foot or ankle surgery.

Do You Need World-Class Ankle Care?

If you are noticing any of these foot or ankle symptoms, you should consider consulting with an ankle surgeon or doctor:

  • Ankle pain
  • Difficulty walking normally
  • Foot pain
  • Foot problems that are causing ankle pain
  • Lower leg pain
  • Pain in the midfoot or heel bone area
  • Swelling in the foot or ankle
  • Toe or toes that are bent in a claw-like position

Patients with ankle or foot pain or any of the above symptoms often seek help from a doctor specializing in the foot and ankle who may diagnose them with one of the following injuries or conditions:

  • Ankle sprain
  • Arthritis
  • Bunion
  • Fracture
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sports-related injury
  • Stress fracture

If you have suffered an ankle injury, our ankle doctors are ready to provide you with the world-class ankle care you need. Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors specializing in the ankle or foot by calling (828) 324-2800 or requesting an appointment online.

We have eight offices located throughout North Carolina—our offices include Granite Falls, Hickory, Lenoir, Marion (AccessOrtho Only), Morganton, Newton, Taylorsville, and Valdese.

Emerge Stronger, Healthier, and Better at EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region

At EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region, our patients are always our top priority. Our entire team, from our doctors to our physical therapists and additional providers, is focused on providing you with the compassionate, world-class orthopaedic care you need to emerge stronger and get back to doing the things you love.

Our foot and ankle team will be by your side through every step of your journey to pain relief, from diagnosis and nonoperative treatment or surgery to recovery and rehabilitation. Whether you have a fracture or a sprain, our ankle specialists will be right beside you.