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

Did you know...
Of all US hospitals roughly 84% have podiatric physicians as part of their staff. The bigger hospital, the more likely it is to have podiatric physicians as part of its staff.

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

An average person takes more than 3,000 steps each day. A remarkable statistic and a great reminder of just how important strong and pain free feet are to normal activity. It goes without saying that feet that are not troubled by pain are of pivotal importance to an active and healthy life.

This is why treating your foot or ankle condition early with help from a foot doctor in Irvine or a doctor specialized in treatment of foot and ankle problems is the best first step to prevention of more serious complications.

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

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


Your ankle or foot can be affected by three types of arthritis, which include osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. However there are several treatment options available. more...

Ankle sprain

If you think you have an ankle sprain, you are not alone; annually, approximately one million people visit a doctor about an acute ankle injury. Ankle is the most common site of sprains. Sprains frequently occur when you force the joint out of its normal position, when you suddenly twist your ankle too far, when you fall, or when you walk or run on an uneven surface.more...

Toe nail fungus


Achilles tendinitis

This condition (aka Achilles tendinopathy or Achilles tendonitis) is tendinitis of the Achilles tendon. Often precipitated by overuse of the effected limb, this is a condition is common among non-professional sports enthusiasts training under less than perfect conditions. more...

Hammer toe

This is a toe deformity, in which the end of the toe is bent downward. This condition can affect second, third, fourth, or fifth (small) toe, but most often affects the second toe. Hammertoe may be inherited, can be caused by muscle/tendon imbalance, or be a result of an earlier trauma to the toe.Hammertoes do tend to be progressive, and will often get worse with time. more...

Heel spur

Frequently associated with plantar fasciitis, a heel spur is a bony protrusion that can form on heel bone (calcaneus). This point is also a where plantar fascia joins onto heel bone. Without proper attention heel spur can 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...

Ingrown toenails

To a foot specialist an ingrown toenail is a common condition. It happens as the nail grows downward and into the skin at the tip of the toe. You should see a medical professional right away if you have an infection around the nail, diabetes, poor blood circulation to your foot, or nerve damage in the leg or foot. Don't treat this problem yourself.more...

Painful heels

With the discomfort often present underneath the heel or behind it, heel pain is a common foot complaint. Typically heel pain is not a result of single injury, like a fall or a twist, but rather the consequence of recurrent or excessive heel irritation. more...

Diabetes and ulcers

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


Foot corns are very similar to calluses, because they develop as the skin becomes thicker in response to unwelcome pressure and irritation. Corns are a normal way for the body to protect itself against sustained pressure on the skin. Corns can potentially become very painful if left untreated.more...

Mallet toe

There is a lot of similarity between a mallet toe and hammer toe. Middle joint is the one that's affected in a hammertoe. In mallet toe the affected joint is the upper joint. Foot wear that is too tight can also cause both problems. Mallet toe and hammertoe can also develop from wearing high heels. Ignored hammertoe or mallet toe may potentially cause you to develop continuous pain which affects your ability to walk properly and can limit motion of your foot.more...



Flat feet

A small fraction of the general population has an inherited flat foot, and this condition is usually developed, not inherited. Few people are born with this foot condition. Flat foot is also known as "fallen arches" or "pes planus". With flat feet the sole of the foot can come into complete or near-complete contact with the floor surface.more...

Ankle fracture

Ankle fracture can be a one single break in the bone that does not prevent you from walking, or it can involve several fractures that can require you to avoid weight on the ankle for a few months. There are many different types of ankle fractures. Since no two ankle fractures are the same, each and every ankle fracture must be treated individually. You should consult a podiatric physician and review the treatment plan. more...

Diabetes and feet

Individuals who have diabetes must be familiar with how to prevent foot problems before they happen. Likewise it's important to acknowledge these problems early, and get immediate help as soon as a problem is first seen. Treatment of foot problems for those who have diabetes has improved, however prevention remains as the best option for avoiding complications from diabetes.more...




A bunion can be described as a bump on the inside edge of the big toe that is which is caused by the movement of the big toe towards the adjacent second toe. Bunions may be one of several problems due to weak or poor foot structure, and can sometimes develop with arthritis more...

Foot ulcers

Foot ulcers are wounds that do not heal or keep coming back. They can be categorized as venous statis, neurotrophic or arterial. Foot ulcers are frequently seen in people with conditions that include foot bone or muscle abnormalities, peripheral neuropathy, Raynaud'sphenomenon,atherosclerosis and circulatory problems. Individuals with diabetes should pay special attention to foot ulceration and seek professional help sooner rather than later.more...


These develop in response to friction and pressure when the skin attempts to protect itself. If you are diabetic or have another problem that causes poor circulation to your feet, you have increased risk of complications arising from calluses.more...

Athletes foot


Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can be caused by repeated microtrauma or acute trauma. Mircotrauma can result from athletic activity, poorly fitting footwear, or structural foot deformities. Nerve compression by scar tissue or other tissue growth extend pressure on the nerve and lead to injury to the nerve. more...

Foot Ganglions

A ganglion is a swelling filled with fluid that can form on any part of the foot, but is most often located on the ankle or top of the foot. Ganglions can increase in size with time but are usually slow growing. There are several options for treating a ganglion.more...

Foot fungus







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. Simply it may be the case that your body is making too much uric acid. Poor removal of uric acid by your body can be an alternative cause. Big toe is often affected by this condition and is typically accompanied by a tender, red, and swollen joint. more...

Ankle pain

Of all the parts of the body, the ankle stands out as one of the most commonly injured. Due to the ankle's central role in walking and standing, injuries to the ankle should be treated properly and taken seriously. more...

Mortons neuroma

Morton's neuroma develops as a consequence of thickening of tissue around a nerve that leads to your toes. This frequently occurs in the area between third and fourth toes. Things like pressure, injury or irritation are some of the factors that can lead to development Morton's neuroma. This condition affects the ball of the foot. It can be accompanied by severe pain or a feeling similar to stepping on a foreign object like a rock or a twig.more...

Claw foot

When a patient has claw foot, toes bend up at the joints closest to the foot. It is not unusual that at the middle joints the toes will curve in the downward direction. Claw toes can develop because of other disorders or can be congenital. Those with conditions like diabetes, psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis have higher risk of having claw toes. more...
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(949) 242-2042


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Call Us for a Complimentaty Consultation:
(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
"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
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