Dr. Craig Thomajan, Dr. Ricardo Chica, and Dr. Milam Raemsch provide expert foot and ankle care for a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions. Whether your problem feels simple or complex, whether it has just started or you have had it for years, we have the knowledge and treatments to help. Our commitment is to provide the best in personalized and compassionate care for every patient we see.
While we effectively treat most foot and ankle conditions, we have particular expertise in the following:
Nerve Pain and Nerve Injuries
The nervous system is very intricate and complex, and the duties it performs are especially crucial in the feet. Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy) can happen due to physical trauma, compression, and many other causes. It is characterized by pain, tingling, and numbness in the feet and can be debilitating for someone who suffers from it. Our team provides state-of-the-art treatment for the management of pain and peripheral neuropathy, including custom orthotics, padding, taping, pain management techniques, regenerative medicine, and surgery. If you suffer from nerve damage, we will assess your condition and begin with the most conservative treatments to help you find relief.
Sports Injuries and Trauma
You don’t have to be a top-level athlete to suffer from a sports injury. Recreational athletes, fitness buffs, and people who are on their feet all day can have the same kinds of injuries and complaints. Regardless of whether you are a competitive athlete or an avid dog-walker, you will receive the same attention and treatment from our podiatry team.
Sports injuries include sudden traumatic injuries as well as a variety of overuse injuries. Common sports injuries we see include:
If foot or ankle pain is keeping you from staying active, don’t put off finding a solution any longer.
Heel and Arch Pain
Pain in the heels or arches can be the result of an abnormal gait or foot structure, overuse injuries, or trauma. Whether it is plantar fasciitis making you dread putting your feet on the floor each morning, or you need a pair of custom orthotics to better redistribute your stance, we can help. We provide relief for people who have pain due to Achilles tendonitis, flat feet, high arches, over-pronation, and a host of other causes. Treatment options include custom orthotics, shoe modifications, night splinting, stretches, and—in some cases—surgery. We will figure out what is going on with your feet and resolve your pain!
Diabetic Foot Care
The consequences of diabetes on the feet over time can be devastating. Your best options for care are in taking preventative actions to avoid injuries, nerve damage, and infection. Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists is invested both in preventative care and addressing problems that may arise. If you have diabetes, it is important to find a foot care team that cares about your well-being for the long term. Our goal is to help you prevent the kinds of issues that can lead to catastrophic outcomes.
Management and Surgery for Foot Deformities
Foot deformities are caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, ill-fitting shoes, and injuries. Many people wait until they can no longer bear the pain or even put on closed-toe shoes before seeing a podiatrist. We encourage early intervention to prevent the worst outcomes. Bunions and hammertoes can cause a lot of discomfort, but conservative treatments can provide plenty of relief in many cases. When they do not, our doctors are trained in advanced surgical techniques that can provide the relief you need.
Let Us Fix Your Foot and Ankle Problems
Please remember that the above is not our complete list of treatable conditions. If you haven’t seen your problem here, don’t let that stop you from contacting us for help! Call us at (512) 328-8900 to schedule an appointment at our Austin location in Westlake Hills. If you prefer, you can also reach out to us online by filling out our online contact form.