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Specialties of the Austin Foot Experts

Quality builders spend their time ensuring a strong foundation, so their buildings will stand the test of time. It is that same attention to detail and pursuit of excellence in podiatry that you can expect each time you visit Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists. Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS and Dr. Shine John understand that your feet have a long, exciting journey ahead of them. Along with their expert staff, these foot specialists do their best to ensure that your foundation will carry you well and without pain.

Visit the Austin experts with specialties in foot surgery, sports injury, bunions, hammertoes, and ankle conditions. Highly trained and always up-to-date, we’ve redefined podiatry. We value our patients, whether they have simple conditions or need complex surgeries. Answering questions and thoroughly explaining conditions and treatment options are just two ways that we put these promises into practice.

Check out the valuable information we’ve provided about our specialties, and call (512) 328-8900 with any questions that you may have. Schedule an appointment by phone, or choose our convenient online booking. We look forward to helping you to regain solid footing.

Peripheral Nerve PainPeripheral Nerve Pain

The peripheral nervous system (PNS) is a vast, intricate network of nerves branching out from the spinal column and is responsible for receiving and sending information. When nerves in the feet are damaged due to disease, injury, or even surgical errors, the result can range from total numbness to shooting, burning, or zinging pain.

Our podiatrists are specially trained and experienced in diagnosis and treatment of nerve problems, including the use of therapeutic lasers, electronic signal treatment, and advanced surgical procedures for nerve decompression, and more. Dr. Craig H. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS is dedicated to continued his education and training in the treatment of peripheral nerve pain. You can view certificates of his ongoing training here

Click here to order a free copy of Dr. Thomajan's book, A Guide to Understanding Foot and Ankle Nerve Pain

Sports InjurySports Injury

Your feet and ankles are built to work hard for you, but they aren't indestructible. When they break down due to stress or injury, you can't live, work, or play the way you want to. That's intensely frustrating for everyone, but particularly for runners and athletes!

Whether you're suffering an ankle sprain, stress fracture, tendon trouble, or any other lower leg injury, our sports injury specialist Dr. Shine John, DPM, FACFAS is here to relieve your pain and keep you in the game with a wide variety of conservative and surgical treatment option. There's no one-size-fits-all approach to sports injury care, so trust our experience to get you exactly the care your feet and ankles need.

Click here to order a free copy of Dr. Thomajan's book, Keep Running! Identify and Prevent Common Running Injuries.


While we always strive to solve your problems with conservative treatment options whenever possible, sometimes surgery provides the best option for relieving your pain and getting you back to living the lifestyle you enjoy. The doctors at Austin Foot & Ankle Specialists have advanced training and extensive experience in a multitude of lower extremity surgical procedures, including reconstruction of deformities (like bunions, hammertoes, and flat feet), total joint replacement, ankle arthroscopy, nerve decompression, and even repair for errors made by other surgeons.

Regenerative MedicineRegenerative Medicine

Over the last few decades, medical technology has made giant leaps forward. At Austin Foot & Ankle Specialists, our doctors keep up with the latest technological advances, especially in the emerging (and game-breaking) field of regenerative medicine. These treatments and technologies stimulate the body's own natural healing ability, which not only brings pain relief but can also significantly shorten recovery and rehab times for injuries. Regenerative medical techniques offered include EPAT shockwave therapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy, therapuetic laser technology, and more.

Foot Pain

Feet can hurt for a wide variety of reasons, from sports injuries and infections to nerve problems, joint disorders, bad biomechanics, and a whole lot more. Correctly identifying the source of the pain, then providing exactly the treatment you need, is our mission. Our team of highly educated and trained specialists are here to relieve your pain and get you better, faster, so you can go back to enjoying your daily activities.

Click here to order a free copy of Dr. John's book, What's Hurting Your Foot? A User's Guide to Foot and Ankle Health.