Southwest Austin Foot & Ankle Clinic, PLLC

Southwest Austin Foot & Ankle Clinic is a friendly, comfortable office that provides comprehensive and compassionate care for a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions.

Our caring staff is dedicated to serving patients of all ages. Dr. Whitesides is Board Certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and has been in private practice for 20 years. Dr. Whitesides graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 2000 with honors and completed multiple externships at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center. His training co

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The Achilles Heel - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic 07/16/2021

The Achilles Heel - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic

In this month's blog, Dr. Kim L. Dao, DPM shares her thoughts about Achilles tendon injuries, how to prevent them, and what to do about them if an injury has occurred.

Whether you are suffering from a minor irritation from Achilles tendinitis or a traumatic Achilles tendon rupture, our podiatrists at Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic will be able to provide care and formulate a treatment plan to get you back on your feet!

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The Achilles Heel - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic By: Dr. Kim L. Dao We’ve heard of the mythological definition of the Achilles Heel: The idiomatic weakness or vulnerability that brings about a hero’s downfall. Anatomically, the Achilles tendon is an area that can be prone to injury ranging from tendinitis to a full-blown rupture. The Achilles ...

Skin Cancer… on your FEET? - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic 06/07/2021

Skin Cancer… on your FEET? - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic

Skin cancer... on your FEET? 😱

Yes, friends - skin cancer can happen anywhere, even on your feet! 👣

Check out our latest blog from Dr. Michelle Vi Nguyen about how skin cancer can show up on your feet and how regular visits with your podiatrist can help detect and treat it.

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Skin Cancer… on your FEET? - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic By: Dr. Michelle Vi Nguyen Holy Moly, it’s summer already! May is Skin Cancer Prevention month and now that it’s officially sandal season, it is time to get our feet ready for some fun in the sun. Do you always remember to put sunscreen on your feet? Skin cancers can occur anywhere, so we must [...

Healthy Summer Feet - Tips for Staying Healthy! - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic 05/21/2021

Healthy Summer Feet - Tips for Staying Healthy! - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic

Happy Friday! Are you heading to the pool this weekend? Check out our latest tips for keeping your feet healthy while enjoying summer fun with your family! 👣☀️ 🏊‍♂️

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Healthy Summer Feet - Tips for Staying Healthy! - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic Who doesn’t love the thought of running barefoot in the grass, remembering the carefree days of childhood? Or throwing on cute summer flip-flops and heading to the pool? Summer brings lots of opportunities for outdoor fun and adventure, so we want to prepare you with some tips on how to keep your ...

Heel Pain - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic 05/10/2021

Heel Pain - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic

Got heel pain? You're not alone - it's one of the most common problems we treat in our and we know how awful it is! 😢

Mark Whitesides, DPM shares some tips for resolving heel pain:

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Heel Pain - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic Heel pain is one of the most common ailments that podiatrists treat in the office. And if you’ve ever gotten out of bed and experienced excruciating pain with your first steps of the day, you know how miserable it can be! Bring up the question of “heel pain” in any online neighborhood forum an...

Nervous Nellie over Neuromas - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic 04/27/2021

Nervous Nellie over Neuromas - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic

In this month's Foot Notes Blog, Kim L. Dao, DPM shares some thoughts about neuromas, what causes them, and what our friendly podiatrists can do to treat them! If you're experiencing that burning nerve pain in your foot, you don't have to suffer! We can help! 512-447-4122. https://southwestaustinfoot.com/nervous-nellie-over-neuromas/

Nervous Nellie over Neuromas - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic By: Dr. Kim L. Dao A common condition that can affect the feet is a neuroma. What is a neuroma? It is a growth of nerve tissue located at the ball of the foot. Although it can occur between any of the toes, it typically presents in the space between the 3rd and 4th toes. […]

Pandemic Foot Issues - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic 04/12/2021

Pandemic Foot Issues - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic

Work-from-home life seems like it would be easier on our feet, but lots of folks have discovered how many foot hazards exist in your own home! Check out some thoughts from Mark Whitesides, DPM on how to care for your feet when you're working from home. 👣 🏠 💻
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Pandemic Foot Issues - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic By: Dr. Mark Whitesides This past year has been challenging for oh-so-many reasons. As foot and ankle specialists, we have seen an increased number of lower extremity issues that are related to behavior changes during the pandemic. These include more time being barefoot at home, changing exercise pa...

04/05/2021

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When you’ve twisted your ankle, what symptoms should send you straight to your podiatrist? Read this helpful guide from the American Podiatric Medical Association to find out! www.apma.org/anklesprains

#KeepAmericaActive #ankleinjury #sportsmedicine

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Meet the Doctors - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic 03/29/2021

Meet the Doctors - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic

Patients with neuromas tell us that they feel like their feet are "burning" or that they have a "marble in their foot.” If you're feeling that pain, you don't have to suffer! Come see one of our compassionate podiatrists who can help. https://southwestaustinfoot.com/meet-the-doctors/

If you feel pain between your toes while walking, you may have a neuroma. There are a variety of treatments for this “pinched-nerve” condition, ranging from better footwear to surgery. See your podiatrist to find out what option is right for you." http://apma.org/neuromas

Meet the Doctors - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic Mark Whitesides, DPM, is the owner and founding physician of Southwest Austin Foot & Ankle Clinic. Dr. Whitesides is Board Certified with the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and graduated from the California College of Podiatric Medicine with Honors in 2000.

Organizations to Support in the Fight Against Asian Hate 03/22/2021

Organizations to Support in the Fight Against Asian Hate

We grieve for the eight lives lost in this act of terrorism and we stand in solidarity with the AAPI community and our Asian American colleagues and friends.

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/politics/a35862857/stop-asian-hate-organizations-to-support/

Organizations to Support in the Fight Against Asian Hate Anti-Asian racism is on the rise. Here are some groups and initiatives to support.

Your Heart and Your Feet - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic 02/22/2021

Your Heart and Your Feet - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic

It's Valentine's month, so we're thinking about your ❤️ AND your 👣!

In this month's blog, Dr. Michelle Nguyen shares important information about heart health and your feet.

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Your Heart and Your Feet - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic By: Dr. Michelle Vi Nguyen February is one of my favorite months of the year! Valentine’s Day is around the corner and it is a great time to think about your heart health. But have you had a chance to think about how your heart health affects your feet? Your heart pumps blood to all your vital [...

02/18/2021

We will be open on Friday, February 19, from 12pm-3pm at our Southwest Medical Village location. Our focus will be on seeing patients who are experiencing an urgent podiatric problem, such as a wound, infection, broken bone, or ingrown toenail. Please call us at 512-447-4122 to let us know if you need to be seen!

As always, safety is our first priority, so make sure you can get to the office safely before you venture out!

02/17/2021

We are carefully monitoring the weather situation and we send our thoughts and concern to everyone who is living with no power this week. ❄

Out of concern for the safety of our staff and patients, we will be closed during the morning hours of Wednesday, February 17. 🥶

We are planning to have a skeleton crew available at our Austin office on Wednesday, February 17, beginning at 1:00pm. If you need to see one of our physicians for an urgent podiatric issue and can safely get to our Austin office at the Southwest Medical Village, we will be happy to see you then. 🩺

Please call us at 512-447-4122 to confirm if you are planning to come in Wednesday afternoon. 👣

Home 02/01/2021

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We may be a little biased, but we would encourage anyone who is interested in medical careers to consider a career in podiatry! 👣 Check out this great resource: www.stepintopodiatry.com

Home Step Into Podiatry. There is a lot of opportunity in podiatry – both in practice types and settings!

Protecting the Child Athlete’s Foot and Ankle - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic 01/26/2021

Protecting the Child Athlete’s Foot and Ankle - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic

Sports are great for kids, but injuries are no fun! We discuss some ideas about protecting the child athlete's foot and ankle in this month's blog post. 👣 ⚽️ 🏀 🏈 ⚾️ 🎾

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Protecting the Child Athlete’s Foot and Ankle - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic Playing sports is great for kids! Sports teach kids teamwork, discipline, communication, and the importance of physical fitness. Not to mention, they are just fun!  However, the dark side of playing too many sports at a young age is an increase in musculoskeletal injuries in our young athletes. Ado...

FAQ - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic 01/18/2021

FAQ - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic

Have you ever wondered about things like "what the heck is a podiatrist, anyway?" 👣

If so, check out our FAQ's! https://southwestaustinfoot.com/patient-info/faq/

ANSWER: A podiatrist is a physician who has attained the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree and completed a two to four year residency. Podiatrists are true specialists of the foot and ankle, having completed extensive clinical and surgical training. These physicians are licensed to treat all pathologies of the foot and ankle, including (but not limited to): bunions, heel pain, hammertoes, skin conditions, diabetic feet, sports injuries, pediatric foot issues, neuromas, fractures, trauma, neuropathy, and tendonitis.

BONUS ANSWER: And no, we're not pediatricians, lol! 🤣

FAQ - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic What should I expect at my appointment? Southwest Austin Foot & Ankle Clinic is a friendly, comfortable office. Our caring staff is available to answer any question you may have. At your appointment, you will be taken to an examination room and seated in our modern podiatry chairs, which allow you t...

The Case for Wearing Shoes Indoors Right Now 01/04/2021

The Case for Wearing Shoes Indoors Right Now

Many folks have noticed that being barefoot at home more during COVID-19 is leading to problems like heel pain, forefoot pain, and even stubbing your toes on furniture!

We recommend that you wear supportive shoes at home to prevent these problems! Here are some suggestions:

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The Case for Wearing Shoes Indoors Right Now Barefoot Contessa? More like, Arch Support Contessa.

Diabetes: Now What? - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic 12/28/2020

Diabetes: Now What? - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic

Dr. Mark Whitesides, DPM shares some helpful recommendations about managing diabetes and taking care of your feet. 👣 https://southwestaustinfoot.com/diabetes-now-what/

Diabetes: Now What? - Southwest Austin Foot and Ankle Clinic By Mark Whitesides, DPM As of 2020, nearly 27 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. If you are one of these people, Southwest Austin Foot & Ankle Clinic can help answer the questions you might have about taking care of your feet. We can also help you avoid many of [....

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5625 Eiger Rd, Ste 110
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