Healthy Summer Feet

Summer is almost upon us! In Austin, that means we will soon be heading to the pool and the beach to cool off from the brutal Texas heat. What does this mean for your feet? Flip flops! Sandals! Crocs! Bare feet! What could go wrong? Injuries! Fungal toenails!  Sunburns! Athlete’s foot!  Cracked heels! Oh My! It’s enough to make you want to stuff your feet back inside your fuzzy socks and cozy winter boots! Summertime will be filled with many memorable moments for children and adults alike. Foot and ankle health is important because it allows us to take part in all of the great summer activities: swimming, boating, hiking, sports, camping, and hanging out in the backyard with friends and family! Follow ...

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“What Is A Podiatrist?”

“What is a podiatrist, anyway? Ooh, I know! You take care of children?” We hear this question a lot in our office. And nope, that’s a pediatrician. What is a podiatrist? Here is some great information from our friends at the American Podiatric Medical Association about podiatrists: What is a Podiatrist? A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), a physician and surgeon who treats the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Why Should I See a Podiatrist? Feet are complex anatomical structures, all-in-one stabilizers, shock absorbers, and propulsion engines that are instrumental to overall health and well-being. They require expert care. Be sure you’re seeing the most qualified health-care professional to treat your feet by looking for the ...

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Now Open in Dripping Springs!

Southwest Austin Foot & Ankle Clinic opened at the Southwest Medical Village in 2014, with the goal of providing compassionate care for all foot and ankle problems. In this Oak Hill location, we have grown quickly in just three years while serving the greater Austin community’s podiatric needs. So, when we got the chance to replicate this opportunity by joining the Dripping Springs Medical Village in 2018, we jumped at the chance! Dripping Springs is one of the fastest growing areas in Texas and has been historically underserved by medical specialists like podiatrists! We are proud to be the first podiatry group to set up full time office space in Dripping Springs and are thrilled to offer our brand of ...

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Welcome to the Foot Notes Blog for Southwest Austin Foot & Ankle Clinic!

After a decade of private podiatry practice in Austin, TX, Dr. Whitesides opened the doors of Southwest Austin Foot & Ankle Clinic in February 2014. Since that time, we have been privileged to serve thousand of patients in the clinic and work closely with our colleagues in the Southwest Medical Village. We are thrilled to launch our new Web site! We hope that you can use it to get to know more about us and the services we offer. Our mission is to provide compassionate and comprehensive care for a wide variety of foot and ankle problems. We are dedicated to providing a friendly, comfortable environment with caring staff for our patients. We enjoy serving patients of all ages — ...

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