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Heel Spurs Treatment

Understanding Heel Spurs: Causes, Symptoms, and Effective Remedies

Comprehensive Guide to Heel Spur Management at Austin Foot & Ankle Center Heel spurs, those pesky bony growths on the underside of the heel bone, can be more than just a nuisance—they can significantly impact your daily life and mobility. At Austin Foot & Ankle Center, we’re dedicated to helping our patients understand, treat, and … Read more

Running Injuries

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Essential Strategies for Preventing Running Injuries Running, while a fantastic form of cardiovascular exercise, can sometimes lead to injuries if proper precautions aren’t taken. Understanding the common causes of running injuries and implementing strategies for prevention can help runners maintain their health and improve their performance. Common Causes of Running Injuries Running injuries often stem … Read more

Athletic Foot Care for Better Sport Performance

Foot and ankle injuries are common in sports such as soccer, tennis, and running. They can interfere with the physical performance or entire career of an athlete. Although most of the injuries occur unexpectedly, there are some precautions that athletes can take to reduce the risk of injury. The precautions are as follows. 1. Warm … Read more

Picking the Right Running Shoe

What Running Shoes Should I Buy? Determine the kind of running you do and where you will most likely run. The surfaces on where you run will also determine what time of shoe you will need for good support for running. Also, the shoe should give you the best performance. Try Before You Buy Generally, … Read more

Causes Itchy Feet

Itchy Feet Causes

Itchy feet can be an annoying and uncomfortable problem that affects people of all ages. While it is a common problem, it is often a symptom of an underlying condition. Several factors can cause itchy feet, ranging from minor irritants to more serious medical conditions. One of the most common causes of itchy feet is … Read more

Austin Podiatry

Podiatrists, Your Foot and Ankle Experts A podiatrist, also known as a podiatric physician or foot doctor, is a highly trained healthcare professional specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of foot and ankle disorders. They are experts in addressing a wide range of conditions affecting the feet and lower limbs, including bone and joint … Read more

Happy Feet during the Holidays

Holiday Foot Care: A Guide to Keeping Your Feet Joyful and Bright The holiday season is upon us, bringing its special blend of cheer and chaos, not to mention the toll it takes on our feet. From marathon shopping sessions to back-to-back festivities, our feet need a little extra TLC to stay happy. Here’s a … Read more

Working Feet pain

Working Feet Need a Little Help

Does your work involve standing on your feet all day long? Whether you’re a waiter in a busy restaurant, a hairdresser in a salon, or a teacher, taking care of tired feet is an effort that can’t be ignored. When feet don’t have the support in shoes – legs, knees, and ankles suffer due to … Read more

foot fungus swimming pool

Can You Get Foot Fungus from a Swimming Pool?

How clean are swimming pools? Summer is everyone’s favorite season to enjoy some ice cream and wear flip-flops to show off those good-looking toes. Others are heading to their favorite beach or the nearest local swimming pool to take a dip. Studies show that swimming pools can carry fungal or bacterial infections since a lot … Read more

Keep Your Child's Feet Healthy

What to Do to Keep Your Child’s Feet Healthy

Promoting Healthy Foot Development in Children As parents, our responsibilities extend far beyond ensuring a balanced diet and good manners; we must also safeguard our children’s health, including the well-being of their feet. Proper foot care from infancy through childhood is crucial to preventing future foot-related issues and ensuring healthy development. Here are strategies to … Read more

How Do Athletes Benefit from Custom Orthotics?

Custom Orthotics are custom-made inserts, shaped and contoured to fit inside a shoe and used to correct an irregular walking gait or provide cushioning. Orthotics come in a variety of different forms that are tailored to your feet. Orthotics allow for the correct positioning of the feet. Orthotics are often used by athletes including track … Read more

Foot Care Tips for Seniors

Essential Foot Care Tips for Seniors

Strong Feet and Ankles for Seniors Proper foot care is vital at any age, but for senior citizens, maintaining foot health becomes even more critical. As we age, our feet are more prone to various conditions that can significantly affect mobility and overall quality of life. Understanding these common foot issues and adopting preventive measures … Read more

Athlete's Foot

Treatment of Athlete’s Foot

Understanding and Managing Athlete’s Foot Athlete’s foot, also known by its medical name tinea pedis, is a common yet bothersome fungal infection characterized by itching, burning, and flaky skin on the feet. This condition is not only uncomfortable but also highly contagious, thriving in moist and warm environments such as gyms, locker rooms, and swimming … Read more

Austin Foot Surgery

When is Foot Surgery Necessary

Understanding the Need for Foot Surgery Foot surgery is a significant consideration for individuals experiencing persistent foot problems who have not responded to conservative treatments. This guide outlines when foot surgery might be necessary, the types of surgeries available, and advancements in the field that benefit patients. Identifying the Need for Surgery Foot surgery may … Read more

Foot Health Pregnancy

Pregnancy and Foot Health

Navigating Foot Health During Pregnancy Pregnancy is a time of significant change for your body, and your feet are no exception. As your body adapts to support your growing baby, you may notice several changes in your foot health. Understanding these changes can help you take proactive steps to maintain comfort and support for your … Read more

Proper Shoe Fitting

Proper Shoe Fitting

Proper Shoe Fitting for Optimal Foot Health Ensuring that you wear properly fitting shoes is more than just a matter of comfort; it’s a vital aspect of maintaining your overall foot health. Ill-fitting footwear is a surprisingly common source of foot injuries and can have a broader impact on your body’s structure, posture, and gait. … Read more

Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

Managing Stress Fractures in the Foot and Ankle Stress fractures, characterized by small cracks in the bone, are a common affliction for those engaging in activities that put repetitive stress on the feet and ankles. Understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for stress fractures can aid in both prevention and recovery, ensuring individuals can … Read more

Effect of High Heels on the Feet

Effects of High Heels on the Feet

The Impact of High Heels on Foot Health High heels have long been a staple in women’s fashion, celebrated for their ability to enhance the appearance of height, leg length, and overall posture. Despite their aesthetic appeal and deep-rooted association with femininity, the frequent wearing of high heels can lead to a host of health … Read more

Ankle Sprains

Ankle Sprains

Understanding and Managing Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are common yet potentially debilitating injuries that occur when the ligaments around the ankle are forced beyond their normal range of motion. Though less severe than a broken ankle, sprains require prompt and proper care to prevent further damage and ensure a swift recovery. Recognizing the signs and … Read more

Broken Foot

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment for a Broken Foot

Understanding and Managing a Broken Foot Broken bones in the foot are a common injury, accounting for one out of every ten fractures. The complexity of the foot, comprised of 26 bones, means that the impact and recovery from such an injury can vary significantly. Whether due to an acute incident or chronic stress, understanding … Read more

Hyperhidrosis Sweaty feet

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Understanding and Managing Plantar Hyperhidrosis Plantar hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating of the feet, is a condition that affects 1-2% of Americans, often in conjunction with palmar hyperhidrosis (excessive hand sweating). This condition stems from an overactive sympathetic nervous system, leading to more sweat production than necessary for cooling the body. Causes and Associated Conditions Primary … Read more

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Austin Foot & Ankle Center
9012 Research Boulevard #C-13
Austin, TX 78758

(512) 450-0101

Austin Foot & Ankle Center – South
5920 W William Cannon Dr. Bld 6
Suite 140, Austin, TX 78749

(512) 336-8909

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11824 Jollyville Rd Ste 101
Austin, TX 78759

(512) 335-1800