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

Did you know...
The podiatric physician (doctor of podiatric medicine, or DPM) is specialist trained in the care of your feet. A podiatrist acquires conventional medical training and a special training on the ankle, lower leg, and foot. All 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia require that they pass exhaustive state board examinations before they are licensed, and most require continuing education for license renewal.

The health of your feet is critical to sustained pain free mobility, whether you participate in a competitive sport, just like taking long strolls, or play with your kids.

Although activity levels differ a person on average can make more than 3,000 steps a day. An amazing statistic and a great reminder of how important strong and pain free feet are to normal activity. Without question an active and healthy lifestyle depends on feet that are unconstrained by pain.

Treating your ankle or foot condition 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 pronounced and serious complications.

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

Common Foot Problems
Plantar Fasciitis Diabetic Ulcer Spurs Claw Toes
Taylors bunion / bunionette Athlete's Foot Neuroma Mallet Toe
Ankle Pain Ankle Sprain Arthritis Ganglion
Gout Ingrown toenails Foot fungus Ankle Fracture
Corns Foot Ulcer Mortons Neuroma Flat Feet
Diabetes and Feet Calluses Warts Nail fungus / Onychomycosis
Hammer Toe Nerve Entrapment Bunions Achilles Tendonitis
Heel Pain    


Bunions often form as the big toe pushes up against your other toes, forcing the big toe joint outwards. It is often the case that bunions run in the family. more...

Athletes foot


Mallet toes

Mallet toe and hammer toe are very similar. In mallet toe the bent is in the upper joint. In hammer toe the bent joint is in the middle joint. Both conditions are commonly produced by foot wear that is poorly fitted. High heels can also precipitate development of mallet toe and hammertoe. Ignored hammertoe or mallet toe may potentially cause you to develop persistent pain that affects your ability to walk and can limit movement of the foot.more...

Ingrown toenails

To a podiatrist an ingrown toenail is a common condition. It occurs as the tip of the nail grows down and under/into the skin at the tip of the toe. If you have nerve damage in the leg or foot, an infection around the nail, poor blood circulation to your foot, or diabetes, you should see a specialist immediately. Don't treat this problem yourself.more...

Claw foot or toes

When someone has claw foot, toes bend in the upward direction at the joints closest to the foot and it is not unusual that at the middle joints the toes will bend downwards. Claw toes can be a sign of a condition related to the nerves in the leg or a problem in the spinal cord. Those with illnesses like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis are at risk of having claw toes. more...


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

Foot Ganglions

A ganglion is a swelling filled with fluid that can form on any part of the foot, but is most often found on top of the foot or the ankle. Ganglions can get bigger in size over time but are typically slow to develop. Ganglion can be treated with a few different alternatives.more...

Foot fungus


Ankle pain

Of all the joints of the body, the ankle stands out as one of the frequently injured. The ankle plays a pivotal part in walking and standing. Because of this ankle problems should be treated properly and taken seriously. more...

Foot ulcers

Foot ulcers can be categorized as venous statis, neurotrophic or arterial. They are open sores that do not heal or keep returning. People with conditions that include Raynaud'sphenomenon, peripheral neuropathy, circulatory problems, foot bone or muscle abnormalities and atherosclerosis are at higher risk of developing foot ulcers. Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot problem which can lead to amputation. Individuals with diabetes should pay special attention to foot ulceration and seek immediate professional advice.more...

Foot wart


Diabetes and foot health

If you have diabetes it may be difficult to notice cuts, sores or blisters, because nerve damage caused by diabetes can result in loss of feeling in the foot. These fairly trivial injuries can lead to formation of infections and ulcers, which is more serious cases may even lead to amputation.more...

Flat foot

A small segment of the general population suffers from an inherited flat foot. Usually this condition is developed, and very few individuals are born with pes planus or fallen arches. When a patient has this condition, the entire sole of the foot can come into near-complete or complete contact with the ground surface.more...

Arthritis and feet

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

Heel pain

Heel pain is a common foot problem with the pain typically occurring under the heel or behind it. Heel pain can result from different causes, such as a stress fracture, a cyst, tendonitis, nerve irritation, or arthritis. more...



Sprained ankle

Annually, an estimated one million people in the U.S. see a physician about an acute ankle-related injury, according to the American Academy of Family Practice. The most typical site of sprains is the ankle joint. Ankles are frequently sprained when you suddenly twist your ankle too far, when you force the joint out of its regular position, when you fall, or when you walk or run on an uneven surface.more...

Diabetic ulcers

Patients with diabetes are prone to foot ulcerations because of both vascular and neurologic complications. Structural foot deformity, diabetic neuropathy, and peripheral arterial occlusive disease are typical risk factors for ulcer formation. Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot injury which can require lower extremity amputation.more...

Heel spur

Heel spurs are often associated with plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is a hook of bone that can form on the calcaneus (heel bone). This is also an attachment point for plantar fascia. Untreated heel spur can potentially become painful and debilitating. Determining the cause for excessive stretching of the plantar fascia is the first key step for the proper treatment of the heel spur.more...


These are thick, hardened patches of skin which develop when the skin attempts to protect itself against friction and/or pressure. Higher risk of complications from calluses can exist for individuals who have diabetes or another problem that causes inadequate circulation.more...

Fracture of the ankle

Most often caused by ankle rolling inward or outward, ankle fractures are a common injury. Because no two ankle fractures are the same, each and every ankle fracture must be diagnosed and treated individually. more...

Achilles tendinitis

This condition is best characterized as inflammation of Achilles tendon. Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that connects muscles of the calf at the back of the lower leg to your heel. Achilles tendonitis is a often-seen injury that tends to occur in recreational sports enthusiasts. more...

Nerve entrapment

Acute trauma or repetitive microtrauma can indirectly cause nerve entrapment. Things like ill-fitting footwear, foot deformities, or athletic activity can lead to repetitive microtrauma. Compression from scar tissue or tissue growth extend pressure on the nerve and result in injury to the nerve. more...

Toe nail fungus


Hammer toes

Hammer toe can be characterized as bending of one or both joints of the toe, that results in a condition that makes a toe have a hammer-like shape. This condition can affect second, third, fourth, or fifth (small) toe, but typically affects the 2nd toe. Hammer toe may be inherited, result from an earlier trauma to the toe, or be caused by muscle/tendon imbalance.Hammer toes usually get worse over time and tend to be progressive. more...

Gout and Feet

Gout results from the build-up of uric acid in the tissues or joint. The body may have higher than normal levels of uric acid because of a number of reasons. One possibility is that the body is making too much uric acid. Inefficient removal of uric acid by your body may be another cause. Foot gout is often accompanied by a tender, swollen, and red joint and frequently involves the large toe. more...





Morton's neuroma

Thickening of tissue around the nerve that leads to your toes is what usually leads to Morton's neuroma. This frequently happens in the area between third and fourth toes. Things like pressure, irritation or injury can cause Morton's neuroma. This condition affects the ball of the foot and can be accompanied by severe pain or a feeling similar to stepping on a foreign object like a twig or a rock.more...
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(949) 833-3406


(760) 951-2000


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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
"When suffering foot pain, don't procrastinate for five years as I did. Now, only six months after the micro incisions and tied tendons, this gal's cruising swap meets and discount malls in full stride. Thanks for California Foot & Ankle Institute's specialists and microsurgery techniques, my foot surgery experience belied the horror stories of months in wheelchairs and second surgeries that I'd heard about. I can't believe the years of pain I endured out of fear."
- Tari F., Laguna Niguel, California
"I traveled from Georgia to try their revolutionary methods and was able to walk out of the best decisions I have made."
- Alana W., Atlanta, Georgia
"My 90-year-old father was extremely surgery-shy and five days after surgery, is mobile, relatively free of pain and very happy."
- Amentha D., Los Angeles, California
"I came in on crutches and in pain for the initial free consultation. Within minutes, the doctors knew exactly what was wrong...I haven't had to use crutches again!"
- Roxane E., Sherman Oaks, California
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