Irvine - California Foot & Ankle Institute
18952 MacArthur Blvd. Suite 102
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: (949) 833-3406 is Irvine's source for treatment alternatives for conditions related to the pain or discomfort of the toe, ankle, foot, or heel.

Did you know...
The occurrence of foot and ankle problems decreases as a individual's income increases.

Whether you participate in a sport, just like taking long strolls, or play with your kids, healthy feet are critical to active and pain free lifestyle.

Although activity levels differ by individual an average person can take more than 3,000 steps each day. A number that many find remarkable. It goes without saying that a fulfilling lifestyle depends on pain free and healthy feet.

A foot doctor in Irvine or a doctor specialized in treatment of foot and ankle problems and conditions can help you  make a key first step to prevention of more pronounced complications.

On the pages of you will find general information on common foot problems from toe deformities, flat feet, heel pain, hammer toes and bunions, to gout, plantar fasciitis, corns, nail fungus, calluses, heel spurs and ankle pain related to ankle injury like a sprain or ankle fracture. While we hope that you will find this information useful note that the nature of your foot or ankle condition is unique and cannot and does not provide medical diagnosis, treatment, or advice. We encourage you to reach out to a Irvine foot doctor for help with your problem.

Foot Fact...
About 6% of the United States population has bunions, fallen arches, and flat feet or foot injuries per year.

Common Foot Problems
Ankle Pain Corns Warts Arthritis
Plantar Fasciitis Morton's Neuroma Diabetic Ulcers Claw Foot
Taylors bunion Ingrown Toenail Ankle Sprain Foot fungus
Neuroma Nail fungus / Onychomycosis Calluses Athlete's Foot
Mallet Toe Nerve Entrapment Diabetes Ganglions
Heel Pain Bunion Foot Ulcers Achilles Tendonitis
Ankle Fracture Gout Spurs Hammer Toe
Flat Foot    



Heel pain

Often caused by plantar fasciitis, heel pain is a common foot problem. Potentially caused by tendonitis, arthritis, a stress fracture, nerve irritation, or a cyst, heel pain can stem from different causes. more...

Foot Ganglions

Often found on top of the foot or ankle, a ganglion is a swelling filled with fluid. Foot ganglions caused by irritation and weakening of the joint lining can increase in size with time but are usually slow to develop. Various alternatives exist for treating a ganglion.more...

Diabetes and foot health

Individuals with diabetes must be aware of how to prevent foot problems before they happen. It is also important to acknowledge these problems as soon as they occur, and get right treatment when a problem is first noticed. Although treatment of foot problems for those who have diabetes has improved considerably, prevention is still the best option for avoiding diabetic complications.more...





Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can result from repetitive microtrauma or acute trauma. Things like sports-related activity, foot deformities, or poorly fitted shoes can lead to repetitive microtrauma. Compression caused by scar tissue or tissue growth exert pressure on the nerve and result in nerve injury. more...

Ingrown toenails

This problem occurs when the tip of the nail extends downward and into the skin at the tip of the toe. If you have an infection around the nail, poor blood circulation to your foot, nerve damage in the leg or foot, or diabetes, you should see a professional immediately. Do not try to treat this problem at home.more...

Hammer toes

Hammer toe can be characterized as curving of one or both joints of the toe, which results in a condition that give a toe a hammer-like shape. Although second, third, fourth, or fifth (small) toe can be a hammer toe, the second toe is frequently the one that's affected. Hammertoe may be inherited, result from muscle/tendon imbalance, or be a result of an earlier trauma to the toe.Hammertoes are progressive, and will usually get worse with time. Without proper attention they can lead to sores, and become more rigid and painful.more...

Mallet toes

The difference between mallet toe and hammertoe is slight. In hammer toe it is the middle joint that is bend, in mallet toe the affected joint is the upper joint. Foot wear that is too tight can also produce both conditions. Mallet toe and hammertoe can also develop from wearing high heels. Ability to walk and to have unlimited motion of your foot can be negatively affected if hammertoe or mallet toe are left untreated.more...

Claw foot

When a person has claw foot, toes bend up at the joints closest to the foot and sometimes at the middle joints the toes will curve in the downward direction. Claw toes can develop because of other disorders or can be congenital. Higher risk individuals more likely to have claw toes include those with health conditions like diabetes, psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis. more...

Toe nail fungus



Your ankle or foot can be affected by three types of arthritis. These include rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and osteoarthritis. However there are numerous treatment approaches available. These should be considered early so that treatment can begin as soon as possible. more...

Flat foot

A relatively small segment of the general population suffers from an inherited flat foot, and this condition is usually developed, not inherited. Very few individuals are born with this condition. Flat foot is also known as "fallen arches" or "pes planus". With flat feet the entire sole of the foot can come into complete or near-complete contact with the floor surface.more...

Diabetes and ulcers

Diabetics are prone to foot ulcerations because of vascular and neurologic conditions. Peripheral arterial occlusive disease, structural foot deformity, and diabetic neuropathy are typical risk factors for ulcer formation. Diabetic ulcers are the most common foot problem that can lead to lower extremity amputation.more...

Taylors bunion


Ankle sprain

Each year, an estimated one million individuals in the United States see a physician about ankle injury, according to the American Academy of Family Practice. The most typical location of sprains is the ankle. Sprains frequently occur when you fall, when you suddenly twist your ankle too far, when you force the joint out of its normal position, or when you walk or run on an uneven surface.more...

Mortons neuroma

Tissue thickening around the nerve that leads to your toes is what usually causes Morton's neuroma. This generally occurs in the area between third and fourth toes. Things like injury, irritation or pressure can lead to development of Morton's neuroma. This condition affects the ball of the foot. It can be accompanied by sharp pain or a sensation similar to stepping on a foreign object like a twig or a rock.more...


These are common. Known to medical professionals as ‘helomas’, foot corns form due to unwelcome skin pressure and friction at the toes or foot. The main difference between foot calluses and foot corns is that calluses are wider and flatter patches of thick skin, and corns are thick, smaller, usually circular or dome-shaped areas. Foot corns can potentially become very painful if left untreated.more...


A callus is a tough spot of skin that has become relatively thick due to repetitive pressure, irritation, or friction. If you have diabetes or have another health problem that causes poor circulation to your feet, you have higher risk of complications from calluses.more...

Gout and Feet

Gout results from uric acid build-up in the joint or tissues. Your body may have increased levels of uric acid due to several reasons. Your body is potentially creating excess uric acid. Poor removal of uric acid by your body can be another reason. Large toe is often affected by gout and is usually accompanied by a swollen, tender, and red joint. more...

Fracture of the ankle

Fractures in the ankle can range from avulsion injuries to severe breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both. There are many different types of ankle fractures. Each and every ankle fracture must be diagnosed and treated individually, since no two ankle fractures are the same. more...

Foot fungus


Heel spur

Often associated with plantar fasciitis, a heel spur is a hook of bone that may develop on the calcaneus (heel bone). This is also a location where plantar fascia is attached to calcaneus. A heel spur can potentially become painful and debilitating. The key for the effective treatment of the heel spur is determination of the cause for excessive stretching of the plantar fascia.more...

Athletes foot


Achilles tendinitis

Achilles Tendonitis is best characterized as the inflammation of the Achilles tendon. Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that connects muscles of the calf at the back of the lower leg to the heel. Achilles tendinitis is often a running injury that can develop from intense exercise, overuse, jumping, or other activities that strain the tendon and calf muscles. more...

Foot ulcers

Foot ulcers are wounds that do not heal or keep coming back. They can be categorized as neurotrophic, arterial or venous statis. Individuals with diabetes should pay special attention to ulcers and seek immediate medical assistance.more...

Ankle pain

Held together by ligaments and tendons, the ankle gives the foot a wide range of motion. Of all the parts of the body, the ankle stands out as one of the most commonly injured. The human ankle plays a central role in walking and standing. Because of this ankle injuries should be taken seriously and treated properly. more...


A bunion can be characterized as a condition in which a big toe points toward the adjacent second toe, which leads to a formation of a bony bump on the inside edge of your big toe. It's fairly common that bunions are seen in the family. more...
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(949) 833-3406


(760) 951-2000


Office Locations:
Irvine Foot Doctor or Podiatrist to Treat Toe, Heel, and Ankle Pain(Irvine)


18952 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 102
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 833-3406  Directions
Irvine Foot Doctor or Podiatrist to Treat Toe, Heel, and Ankle Pain(Victorville)


14400 Bear Valley Road, Suite 201
Victorville, CA 92392
(760) 951-2000  Directions
What Our Patients Say:
"My aunt recommended the clinic to me and I’m grateful she did. The care I received was great. They told me I needed surgery to correct my bunions and also flat feet. It was very hard for me to walk and I knew I needed help. The surgery was smooth and painless. I only had to take very little time off work. After three years, my feet have never felt better. I can do everything now without having pain. I am very happy and satisfied with the treatment I received and would recommend them again and again. Thank you!"
- Ivette H., San Francisco, California
"Because of your Minimally Invasive Surgery, I was able to go about my regular business in just a few days and rode a bicycle six days after surgery. I even ran a 10K eight weeks after surgery."
- Ralph C., Newport Beach, California
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- Tari F., Laguna Niguel, California
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