Irvine - California Foot & Ankle Institute
18952 MacArthur Blvd. Suite 102
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: (949) 833-3406

Hello and welcome to the Irvine resource and hub for information on foot, heel, toe, and ankle pain and treatment options and alternatives for foot-related conditions.

Did you know...
American Podiatric Medical Association suggests that buying shoes is best done in the afternoon.Because your feet can swell during the day, it's better to purchase shoes to fit them then.It is a good idea to have your feet measured whenever you purchase shoes, and do so while you're standing.Be sure to try on shoes on both feet. People often have feet of slightly different sizes, and it's best to fit for the larger one.

Healthy feet are essential to pain free lifestyle, whether you participate in a competitive sport, just like taking long strolls, or play with your kids.

A typical person on average makes more than 3,000 steps a day. An astounding statistic and a sobering reminder of just how important healthy and pain free feet are to mobile and active lifestyle. It goes without saying that an active lifestyle relies on feet that are free of pain.

Treating your ankle or foot illness early with help from a Irvine foot doctor or a specialist trained and experienced in treatment of foot and ankle problems and conditions is key to prevention of more serious complications.

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

Common Foot Problems
Ingrown toenails Mallet Toe Spurs Fungus
Ankle Fracture Calluses Foot arthritis Claw Toes
Pain in the heel Ulcer Nail fungus Ankle Pain
Diabetes and Feet Athlete's Foot Bunion Diabetic Ulcers
Ankle Sprain Gout Achilles Tendinitis Foot warts
Nerve Entrapment Morton's Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis Neuroma
Flat Feet Hammer Toe Taylors bunion / bunionette Ganglions


Your ankle or foot can be affected by three types of arthritis. These include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. Fortunately many treatment approaches are available. more...



Foot fungus



Often found on top of the ankle or foot, a ganglion is a swelling filled with fluid. Ganglions can increase in size over time but are usually slow to develop. There are several alternatives for treating a ganglion.more...

Achilles tendinitis

Characterized as inflammation of Achilles tendon, this condition effects the back of the foot when a band of connective tissue that joins calf muscles to your heel becomes irritated. Achilles tendonitis is a frequent condition that tends to occur in non-professional athletes. more...

Claw foot

When someone has claw foot, toes curve upward at the foot’s ball joints. Sometimes at the middle joints the toes will bend in the downward direction. Claw foot can be a sign of a condition related to leg nerves or a problem in the spinal cord. Those with health conditions like psoriasis, diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis are at risk of having claw toes. more...

Feet and diabetes

If you are diabetic it may be difficult to notice sores, cuts or blisters, because damage to the nerves caused by diabetes can lead to loss of sensation in your foot. These seemingly insignificant injuries can cause ulcers and infections, which is more serious cases may even lead to amputation.more...


These develop when the skin attempts to protect itself against pressure and friction. Increased risk of complications from calluses can exist for those who are diabetic or another illness that causes inadequate circulation.more...


Foot corns are a frequent problem seen by podiatric physicians. Pathologically foot corns and calluses are similar, because both develop as the skin becomes thicker in response to irritation. Corns are a natural way for the body to protect itself against continuous irritation on the skin. If left untreated corns can become painful.more...

Athletes foot


Nail fungus


Mortons neuroma

Thickening of tissue around a nerve that leads to the toes is what usually leads to Morton's neuroma. This frequently occurs in the area between third and fourth toes. Morton's neuroma can occur due to irritation, injury or pressure. This condition affects the ball of the foot. It can be accompanied by burning pain or a feeling similar to stepping on a foreign object like a rock or a twig.more...

Hammer toes

Hammer toe is a deformity of the toe, in which the tip of the toe is turned in the downward direction. Although second, third, fourth, or fifth (small) toe can be affected by this condition, the second toe is usually the one that's affected. Hammer toe may have several possible causes. Hammer toe can be inherited, result from muscle/tendon imbalance, or be caused by an earlier trauma to the toe.Hammertoes can be progressive, and will frequently get worse with time. more...

Fractured ankle

A fractured ankle can be a simple break in the bone that does not impact your ability to walk, or it can involve multiple fractures that can make it necessary for you to avoid putting weight on the Foot and ankle for months. There are many different types of ankle fractures. Because no two ankle fractures are the same, each and every ankle fracture must be treated individually. more...

Ingrown toenail

Ingrown toenail happens when the nail protrudes downward and into the skin at the tip of the toe. If you have diabetes, nerve damage in the leg or foot, an infection around the nail, or poor blood circulation to your foot, you should see a specialist as soon as possible. Do not treat this problem yourself.more...

Foot warts


Flat foot

A small segment of the population has a hereditary flat foot, and this condition is usually developed, not inherited. Few patients are born with "fallen arches" or "pes planus". The sole of the foot can come into complete or almost-complete contact with the ground when a person has flat feet.more...

Heel pain

With the discomfort typically present under your heel (plantar fasciitis) or behind it, heel pain is a common foot complaint. Heel pain can be caused by a variety of osseous, soft tissue, and systemic disorders. more...

Ulcers and diabetes

Diabetic patients have a higher risk of foot ulcers due to neurologic and vascular complications. Peripheral arterial occlusive disease, structural foot deformity, and diabetic neuropathy are typical risk factors for ulcer formation. Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot condition which can require lower extremity amputation.more...



Heel spur

Heel spurs are often associated with plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is a bony protrusion that may form on the calcaneus (heel bone). This is also a point where plantar fascia makes contact with the calcaneus. Untreated heel spur can become very painful and debilitating. The key for the proper treatment of the heel spur is finding the cause of excessive stretching of the plantar fascia.more...


Also referred to as hallux valgus, a bunion is a condition that occurs when the big toe angles toward the other toes forcing the joint in the direction away from the foot. Over time, the abnormal position enlarges your big toe joint, which leads to crowding of other toes and causing pain. more...

Sprained ankle

An estimated 1 million individuals see a medical professional about an acute injury to the ankle. The most common location of sprains is the ankle joint. Ankle sprains can happen during sports activity, but also during ordinary activities such as walking or getting out of bed.more...

Foot ulcers

First signs of foot ulcer can include redness, inflammation, blistering and irritation. When this foot condition proceeds, a patient may experience open wounds that drain fluid and do not easily heal. Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot condition that can require lower extremity amputation. Diabetic patients should pay special attention to foot ulcers and seek immediate professional advice.more...

Mallet toe

Mallet toe and hammer toe are very similar. Upper join is the one that's affected in a mallet toe. In hammer toe the affected joint is in the middle joint. Shoes that are poorly fitted can also lead to development of both conditions. Mallet toe and hammertoe can also develop from wearing high heels. Your ability to walk properly and to have unlimited motion of the foot can be negatively affected when hammertoe or mallet toe are left untreated.more...

Ankle pain

The ankle, held together by tendons and ligaments, has a wide range of motion. The ankle is one of the most commonly injured joints of the human body. Due to the ankle's central role in standing and walking, injuries to the ankle should be taken seriously and treated properly. more...

Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can be caused by repetitive microtrauma or acute trauma. Things like poorly fitted shoes, sports-related activity, or structural foot defects can lead to repeated microtrauma. Nerve compression by scar tissue or tissue growth extend pressure on the nerve and lead to nerve injury. more...

Gout and Feet

Gout results from the build-up of uric acid in the tissues or joint. Your body can have higher than normal levels of uric acid because of a number of reasons. One possibility is that your body is creating excess uric acid. There is also a possibility that your body is just not eliminating uric acid efficiently. Large toe is frequently affected by this condition and is usually accompanied by a tender, red, and swollen joint. more...

Taylors bunion

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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
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"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!"
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