The right treatment for a foot and ankle condition can vary from patient to patient. A lot depends on a patient’s medical history, as well as their lifestyle, goals, and needs on a day-to-day basis.
We offer a wide range of services, from tried-and-true traditional practices to state-of-the-art medical technology. Among these, however, we feel the greatest service we can provide is fully listening to our patients and molding the best specific treatment program for them.
More information on our service specialties can be found below. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, we’re happy to help! Simply call us at (512) 328-8900 or fill out our online contact form.
While conservative treatment methods are always preferred, they sometimes do not or will not provide the type of relief a patient requires. In these cases, surgery becomes a consideration.
The doctors at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists have advanced training and years of experience in many surgical procedures, ranging from reconstructive surgeries for deformities like bunions and hammertoes, joint replacement, ankle arthroscopy, and nerve decompression.
We understand that you are apprehensive about needing surgery, but we can frequently offer a minimally invasive option to resolve your daily foot pain. We also offer therapies alongside surgery to minimize pain and accelerate the healing of cut tissue and surgical wounds.
Regenerative Medicine and Procedures
Although it might sound like science fiction on the surface, regenerative medicine simply involves treatments that use the body’s own tools for recovery in its favor.
Treatments under this specialty may use perinatal tissue and growth factors (stem cell materials) or platelet-rich plasma to accelerate the healing of an injury, relieve pain, and reduce inflammation. The recovery systems of the body are stimulated and enhanced, promoting healing at the targeted area.
Another form of stimulation is Multiwave Locked System (MLS) Laser Therapy. This method uses specific wavelengths of light energy to encourage additional blood flow to an area and encourage accelerated cellular repair. It is a painless, minimally invasive form of treatment.
These cutting-edge treatments are particularly effective in treating heel pain, which is one of the most common complaints we see in our practice. If you have been suffering in silence with heel pain, we want to reassure you that the vast majority of cases involving heel discomfort are remedied using conservative treatments, so don’t let the idea of surgery keep you from getting the help you need. You might be a candidate for regenerative medicine or laser therapy.
Fungal Nail Laser Treatment
While lasers can be used to treat pain and inflammation, a different form of laser therapy can attack stubborn fungal toenail infections.
We use the HyperBlue 1530 laser to send concentrated light energy through layers of nail to eradicate fungus where it lives. All of this is done while leaving surrounding tissue unharmed. In other words, we’re not burning a hole through your nail!
This form of treatment is safe, virtually painless, and has very few to no side effects. After several treatments, many patients begin to see new, clear nails growing in to replace those that were ravaged by fungus.
You don’t have to live with unsightly toenails. Learn about this non-invasive, effective treatment so you can show your toes once again!
Many forms of heel and foot pain can be traced to an abnormal foot structure. This can affect the way someone walks and distribute weight unevenly across the feet, leading to some areas being overloaded with stress and becoming injured.
Custom orthotics and braces are time-tested methods of providing needed comfort and relief. Each orthotic is prescribed specifically to the shape of a patient’s foot or ankle, providing the exact amount of cushioning or corrective support they need.
Custom orthotics and braces can also be used as part of offloading weight from an area that needs to heal, as well as a method for increasing balance in patients who are at higher fall risks.
We Can Get You Back on Your Feet
Whatever help you need for your feet or ankles, let our podiatrists put their years of experience to work for you. Give our office a call at (512) 328-8900 or fill out our online contact form to have a member of our staff reach out to you.