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

Hello and welcome to the Irvine resource for information on heel, toe, foot, and ankle pain and various treatment options.

Did you know...
The prevalence of foot problems decreases as a person's income increases.

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

Although activity levels depend on the individual a typical person takes more than 3,000 steps a day. A statistic that many people find surprising. Without question feet that are free of pain are of pivotal importance to an active and healthy life.

Foot Fact...
Approximately 5% of the US population has foot infections, including athlete's foot, fungal infections, and warts each year.

Treating your foot or ankle pain early with supervision of a foot doctor in Irvine or a specialist trained and experienced in treatment of foot and ankle conditions is the best first step to prevention of more pronounced complications.

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

Common Foot Problems
Nerve Entrapment Mortons Neuroma Ingrown Toenail Athlete's Foot
Nail fungus / Onychomycosis Neuroma Mallet Toes Fallen arches
Ankle Fracture Diabetic Ulcer Warts Bunions
Ankle Pain Heel Spurs Heel Pain Foot Ulcers
Claw Foot / Claw Toes Fungus Corns Calluses
Taylors bunion / bunionette Ganglion Plantar Fasciitis Achilles Tendinitis
Hammer Toes Ankle Sprain Foot arthritis Gout
Diabetes and Feet    

Achilles tendinitis

This is a condition of inflammation and irritation of the large tendon in the back of the ankle. Achilles tendonitis is a common condition that often occurs in recreational sports enthusiasts. more...


These are very common and are known to health professionals as ‘helomas’. Foot corns develop due to unwelcome skin friction and pressure at the toes or foot. Corns are a natural way for the body to protect itself against sustained pressure and irritation on the skin. Corns can become painful if left untreated.more...

Sprained ankle

Every year, an estimated one million people in the U.S. see a medical professional about an acute injury to the ankle, according to the American Academy of Family Practice. And ankle sprain is one of the most common reasons. The most typical location of sprains is the ankle. Ankle sprains frequently occur when you suddenly twist your ankle too far, when you fall, when you force the joint out of its regular position, or when you walk or run on an uneven surface.more...

Heel pain

Heel pain is a common condition in adults that can lead to pronounced disability and pain. Different soft tissue, systemic, and osseous disorders can lead to heel pain. more...




There are three types of arthritis that may affect your foot. These include post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Fortunately there are numerous treatment options available. These should be considered early so that treatment can begin as soon as possible. more...

Mallet toes

There is a small difference between a mallet toe and hammertoe. In mallet toe the bent is in the upper joint. In hammer toe the bent joint is in the middle joint. Both foot conditions are often produced by shoes that are poorly fitted. High heels can also precipitate development of mallet toe and hammertoe. Your ability to walk properly and to have unlimited motion of your foot can be adversely affected if hammertoe or mallet toe are left untreated.more...

Flat foot

Almost 20% of population has flat feet (condition also referred to as fallen arches or pes planus). Although for most flat feet aren't a problem, for some this condition can lead to noticeable and almost disabling foot pain. The entire sole of the foot can come into complete or almost-complete contact with the ground when a patient has flat feet.more...



Ingrown toenails

This condition occurs as the nail extends down and under/into the skin at the tip of the toe. You should see a professional immediately if you have poor blood circulation to your foot, nerve damage in the leg or foot, diabetes, or an infection around the nail. Don't treat this problem yourself.more...

Morton's neuroma

Tissue thickening around one of the nerves that leads to the toes is what usually causes Morton's neuroma. The area between third and fourth toes is the one typically affected. Morton's neuroma can form as a result of injury, pressure or irritation. This condition affects the ball of the foot and can be accompanied by severe pain or a sensation similar to standing on a foreign object like a twig or a rock.more...

Hammer toes

Hammer toe is the curving of one or both joints of the toe, that results in a condition that makes a toe have a hammer-like shape. Although second, third, fourth, or fifth (small) toe can be affected by this condition, the second toe is most often the one that's affected. Hammertoe may be inherited, result from muscle/tendon imbalance, or be caused by an earlier trauma to the toe.Hammertoes have a tendency to be progressive, and will usually get worse over time. more...

Claw foot

Toes of those with claw foot, bend in the upward direction at the foot’s ball joints and it is not unusual that at the middle joints the toes will curve in the downward direction. Claw foot can stem from a problem with leg nerves or an illness affecting the spinal cord. Those with illnesses such as diabetes, psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis have higher risk of having claw toes. more...

Heel spur

Frequently related to plantar fasciitis, a heel spur is a bony protrusion that can develop on heel bone (calcaneus). This is also a point where plantar fascia is attached to heel bone. A heel spur can become very painful and affect ones ability to walk. Determining the cause for excessive stretching of the plantar fascia is the key for the effective treatment of heel spurs.more...


Patients who have diabetes should be aware of how to prevent problems before they happen. Likewise it's important to acknowledge these problems as soon as they first occur, and get immediate treatment as soon as a problem is first noticed. Treatment of foot problems for those who have diabetes has improved considerably, however prevention remains as the best option for avoiding complications from diabetes.more...

Ulcers and diabetes

Diabetic patients have a higher risk of foot ulcerations due to both neurologic and vascular complications. Structural foot deformity, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, and diabetic neuropathy are common risk factors for ulcer formation. It is also important to note that diabetic ulcers are the most common foot injury which can lead to amputation.more...


Gout is a condition which results from the build-up of uric acid in the joint or tissues. There are few causes for having increased levels of uric acid in the body. One possibility is that the body is creating too much uric acid. Inadequate removal of uric acid by the body may be another cause. Large toe is frequently affected by this condition and is usually accompanied by a red, swollen, and tender joint. more...


A foot ganglion is a fluid filled swelling often found on top of the foot or ankle. Ganglions can increase in size with time but are usually slow growing. more...

Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can be caused by repeated microtrauma or acute trauma. Repetitive microtrauma can result from structural foot deformities, sports-related activity, or poorly fitting footwear. Nerve compression by scar tissue or tissue growth extend pressure on the nerve and result in injury to the nerve. more...


Bunions often develop when the big toe pushes up against other toes, forcing the big toe joint outwards. With time, the unnatural position makes the joint bigger, which leads to crowding of your other toes and possibly causing discomfort. more...


Calluses develop in response to friction and pressure when the skin tries to protect itself. If you have a condition that causes inadequate circulation to your feet, you are at greater risk of complications arising from calluses.more...

Foot fungus


Foot ulcers

First symptoms of foot ulcer may include inflammation, redness, blistering and irritation. When this ailment develops, the individual can experience open wounds that drain fluid and do not easily heal. Foot ulcers are frequently seen in individuals with health conditions that include peripheral neuropathy, atherosclerosis, Raynaud'sphenomenon,circulatory problems and foot bone or muscle abnormalities. Individuals suffering from diabetes should pay special attention to foot ulcers and seek immediate professional advice.more...

Ankle pain

The ankle is one of the frequently injured joints of the human body. The human ankle plays a crucial role in walking and standing and should be taken seriously and treated properly when injury to the ankle occurs. more...

Toe nail fungus


Fracture of the ankle

Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries to severe breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both. Because no two ankle fractures are the same, each and every ankle fracture should be diagnosed and treated individually. You must consult a podiatrist and review treatment approach. more...



Athletes foot



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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
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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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