Asheville Knee, Foot & Ankle Specialists

Advanced treatment options to enjoy a pain-free, active life

Carolina Hand and Sports Medicine is proud to announce that we have expanded our practice to include comprehensive care of the foot and ankle.

The foot and ankle are intricate parts of the body containing numerous bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Together, these structures allow for the balance and complex movements necessary to perform activities like walking, running, and jumping.

As a result, the foot and ankle are susceptible to a wide variety of injuries and conditions ranging from a mild sprain to severe arthritis. These conditions are best treated by an experienced Foot and Ankle Specialist.

Meet Dr. Matthew B. Massey, our Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Specialist

Matthew-B.-Massey, MDAs an Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Specialist, Dr. Matthew B. Massey has completed four years of medical school, five years of accredited residency training in orthopaedic surgery, and an additional year of advanced fellowship training in the care of the foot and ankle. This extensive training has provided him with the solid clinical background necessary to diagnose and treat sports injuries, perform reconstructive procedures, manage trauma of the foot and ankle, and restore function lost as a result of disease.

Dr. Massey is highly experienced in arthroscopic foot, ankle, and knee surgery and uses this approach for many sports-related, traumatic, and degenerative conditions. He has published research on Achilles tendon tears and is the only surgeon in Western North Carolina performing minimally invasive percutaneous Achilles repair.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Matthew B. Massey

Our goal is to restore function and mobility allowing patients to return back to their previous activities, whether work, exercise, or competitive athletics.

Foot & Ankle Conditions Treated


Knee problems are very common, and they occur in people of all ages. Knee problems can interfere with many things, from participation in sports to simply getting up from a chair and walking. This can have a big impact on your life.

As the largest joint in the body, the knee is essential for competing in almost every sport, but it is also the most common site for injury in young athletes. Knee injuries are very common in athletes who engage in cutting sports, such as football, soccer, basketball, and lacrosse.

Your knee joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the knee joint move. Ligaments help with knee stability. You have knee problems when any of these structures are injured or diseased.

A common injury is to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). You usually injure your ACL by a sudden twisting motion. Other knee problems include:

  • Meniscus tear: twisting and/or awkward knee flexion that causes damage to the fibro-cartilage pad that sits between the thigh bone and shin bone
  • Kneecap dislocation: when a sudden change in direction puts your kneecap under stress or slips it to the outside of the knee
  • Lateral collateral ligament injuries: partial or full tear of the thin ligament that runs on the outside of the knee and keeps the joint stable
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (front of the knee pain): excessive shifting of the patella from sports activities that involve knee bending
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury: the most often sprained ligament in the knee occurs when the knee is forced inward with a stress or impact to the outer side of the knee

The most common disease affecting the knee is osteoarthritis. The cartilage in the knee gradually wears away, causing pain and swelling.

Dr. Massey has significant experience and specialized training in treating complex sports-related knee injuries as well as knee arthritis.

To learn more about knee conditions, please see below.

Knee & Lower Leg Conditions Treated