Patient Information is Key to Healthy Feet and Ankles

Patient NewslettersGoogle has become an action verb in our American lexicon. You can Google any topic, but that doesn’t mean that you’ll always get the information you’re looking for. Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS and Dr. Shine John DPM, FACFAS understand that you want high-quality, easy-to-understand material that answers your foot and ankle health questions. That’s why the experts at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists provide you with excellent patient education through online resources.

Patient information is a vital part of what we provide. Understanding the health of your feet and ankles empowers you to make the best, most informed decisions regarding treatment and after-care. While we pride ourselves on our excellent diagnosis and treatment, a strong partnership between patient and doctor is another key ingredient to the health and wellness of your foundation. Reading about common foot conditions prior to your appointment will help you generate questions so that we can address all of your concerns.

Take time to check out the links provided below. You’ll find newsletters and pages that will keep you up to date and well informed.  Ready to take the next step? Don’t hesitate to call our office at (512) 328-8900 today, or schedule an appointment online.


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  • Rearfoot & Ankle Surgery After conservative measures fail, rearfoot surgery is necessary to end heel pain. Dr. Craig H. Thomajan and Dr. Shine John are highly skilled foot surgeons.
  • Bunionectomy Recovery | Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists The doctors at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists can address bunion symptoms with nonsurgical care, but it may take a bunionectomy to correct the condition.
  • Os Trigonum: Toe Pointing and Ankle Pain With os trigonum syndrome, pointing your toes traps this extra bone in your ankle joint and causes pain, according to Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists.
  • Lateral Ankle Instability | Stabilization Surgery An unstable ankle can lead to soreness, swelling, and dangerous falls. Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS of Texas describes this condition and treatments including surgery.
  • Peroneal Tendon Injuries: Don’t Let the Bands Break! Your peroneal tendons help support and protect your ankle. Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists explains how to treat and prevent injuries to these tendons.
  • Exercising After Bunion Surgery Bunion surgery can leave your big toe feeling stiff. Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists of Texas suggests stretching exercises to help with range of motion.
  • The Story behind Bunionettes A bunionette, while smaller than a bunion, can be just as uncomfortable. Learn more about this foot deformity from Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists in Texas.
  • Podiatric Surgeon vs Orthopedic Surgeon If you are facing foot or ankle surgery, you probably have a lot of questions. Podiatric or orthopedic surgeon, which one should you choose?
  • Bunionette | Tailor's Bunion Just because physical conditions are smaller does not make them less painful. Austin Foot and Ankle explains bunionettes, and how to treat one.
  • Bunion Splint Bunions can become extremely painful and unpleasant. Austin Foot and Ankle explains the benefits of a bunion splint to help reverse the bunion disorder