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

Did you know...
Foot and ankle patients visit podiatric physicians an average of 3.7 times per year, orthopedic physicians 3.4, physical therapists and others 7.1, osteopathic physicians 3.2, and all other physicians 3.0 times a year.

Whether you participate in a competitive sport, play with your kids, or just like taking long strolls, the health of your feet is critical to pain free lifestyle.

A typical person on average can make more than 3,000 steps each day. A statistic many people find astounding. It goes without saying that a healthy lifestyle relies on pain free and healthy feet.

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

On this site you will find general information on common foot problems ranging from flat feet, hammer toes, heel pain, toe deformities and bunions, to heel spurs, corns, gout, calluses, nail fungus, 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 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 reach out to a Irvine foot doctor for assistance with your problem.

Common Foot Problems
Mortons Neuroma Diabetic Ulcer Nerve Entrapment Bunionette
Calluses Ankle Sprain Achilles Tendinitis Ganglions
Bunions Flat Feet Warts Ingrown toenails
Neuroma Diabetes and Feet Mallet Toe Ankle Pain
Athlete's Foot Foot arthritis Plantar Fasciitis Claw Toes
Nail fungus / Onychomycosis Gout Corns Foot Ulcers
Heel Spur Hammer Toe Heel Pain Ankle Fracture
Foot fungus    

Mortons neuroma

Morton's neuroma is caused by the tissue thickening around one of the nerves that leads to the toes. The area between third and fourth toes is the one frequently affected. Things like injury, pressure or irritation can cause Morton's neuroma. This condition affects the ball of the foot and can be accompanied by sharp pain or a feeling similar to standing on a foreign object like a twig or a rock.more...

Nail fungus


Taylors bunion



There are three types of arthritis that may affect your foot and ankle. These include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. There are numerous treatment options available. These should be considered early so that treatment can begin sooner rather than later. more...

Painful heels

With a potential to cause substantial discomfort and disability, heel pain is a fairly common condition in adults. Pain in the heel can result from different causes, such as tendonitis, a stress fracture, a cyst, nerve irritation, or arthritis. more...

Foot fungus


Diabetes and foot health

People with diabetes must know how to prevent foot problems before they happen. It is also important to recognize these problems as they occur, and get immediate treatment as soon as a problem is first noticed. While treatment of foot problems for those who have diabetes has improved considerably, prevention is still the best option for avoiding complications from diabetes.more...


A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe. It is often the case that bunions run in the family. more...

Ingrown toenail

Ingrown toenail frequently occurs when the edge of the nail grows down and into the skin at the tip of the toe. You should see a medical professional as soon as possible if you have nerve damage in the leg or foot, diabetes, an infection around the nail, or poor blood circulation to your foot. Don't treat this problem at home.more...




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

Claw toes

When a patient has claw foot, toes bend up at the joints closest to the foot. Sometimes at the middle joints the toes will curve downwards. Claw toes can be indicative of a condition related to leg nerves or a condition affecting the spinal cord. Higher risk individuals include those with health problems like psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes. more...

Hammer toe

Hammer toe can be characterized as bending of one or both joints of the toe, that results in a condition that makes a toe take on a hammer-like shape. This condition can affect 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th (small) toe, but typically affects the second toe. Hammer toe may be inherited, result from an earlier trauma to the toe, or be a result of muscle/tendon imbalance.Hammer toes usually get worse over time and are progressive. Without proper attention they can cause sores, and become more rigid and painful.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 location is also a where plantar fascia is attached to calcaneus. Without proper attention heel spur can potentially become very painful and debilitating. First key step for the effective treatment of heel spurs is finding the cause of excessive stretching of the plantar fascia.more...

Athletes foot


Foot warts


Nerve entrapment

Acute trauma or repetitive microtrauma can indirectly lead to nerve entrapment. Repeated microtrauma can result from athletic activity, poorly fitted shoes, or foot deformities. Nerve compression by scar tissue or other tissue growth extend pressure on the nerve and lead to nerve injury. more...

Ankle pain

Made up of muscles, tendons, bones and ligaments your ankle is an intricate structure. Ankle injuries are some of the most frequent injuries of the human body. The human ankle plays a critical part in standing and walking. Because of this ankle injuries should be taken seriously and treated properly. more...



Fracture of the ankle

Ankle fractures are frequent injuries that are most often caused by ankle rolling inward or outward. The extent and type of ankle fractures varies greatly. Because no two ankle fractures are the same, each ankle fracture must be diagnosed individually. more...

Flat feet

A relatively small portion of the general population suffers from an inherited flat foot, and this condition is usually developed, not inherited. Few patients are born with "pes planus" or "fallen arches". The sole of the foot can come into complete or near-complete contact with the ground when a patient has flat feet.more...

Foot ulcer

First signs of ulceration can include inflammation, blistering, irritation and redness. If this foot condition develops, a person can experience open wounds that do not easily heal and drain fluid. Diabetic patients should pay special attention to ulcers and seek immediate medical assistance.more...

Achilles tendinitis

This condition is best characterized as inflammation of Achilles tendon. This tendon is a band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel. Generally caused by overuse of the effected body part, this condition is more common among recreational athletes training under less than perfect conditions. more...


These are very common. Known to podiatric physicians as ‘helomas’, foot corns form due to unwelcome skin pressure and friction at the foot or toes. Foot corns are a normal way for the body to defend itself against continuous irritation on the skin. If left untreated corns can potentially become very painful.more...

Diabetes and ulcers

Patients with diabetes have a higher risk of foot ulcerations because of vascular and neurologic conditions. The formation of foot ulcers is associated with common risk factors which include structural foot deformity, diabetic neuropathy and peripheral arterial occlusive disease. It is also critical to note that these diabetic ulcers are the most common foot injury which can require amputation.more...


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 get bigger in size over time but are usually slow growing. There are a few options for treating a ganglion.more...

Sprained ankle

Every year, an estimated one million individuals in the United States see a medical professional about injury to the ankle, according to the American Academy of Family Practice. The most typical site of sprains is the foot. Sprained ankle can occur during sports activity, but also during ordinary activities such as getting out of bed or walking.more...


Gout results from the build-up of uric acid in the joint or tissues. Several causes exist for having higher than normal levels of uric acid in your body. One possibility is that the body is making too much of this substance. Ineffective removal of uric acid by the body may be another reason. Large toe is frequently affected by gout and is usually accompanied by a red, swollen, and tender joint. more...

Mallet toes

The difference between hammertoe and mallet toe is very small. In hammer toe the affected joint is in the middle joint. In mallet toe the affected joint is the upper joint. Both foot conditions are typically precipitated by foot wear that is too tight. High heels can also precipitate development of mallet toe and hammertoe. Ability to walk properly and to have free movement of your foot can be adversely affected if hammertoe or mallet toe are left untreated.more...
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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
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- Tari F., Laguna Niguel, California
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