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 toe, ankle, foot, and heel pain and various treatment options for foot-related conditions.

Did you know...
Every year approximately 19% of the United States population has an average of 1.4 foot problems.

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

On average a typical person takes more than 3,000 steps a day. This is a statistic many people find surprising. It is clear that feet that are free of pain are the underpinning of a fulfilling lifestyle.

Foot Fact...
American Podiatric Medical Association claims that a typical person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps each day.These cover several miles, and add up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime. This is more than 4 times the circumference of the globe.

With assistance from a Irvine foot doctor or a doctor specialized in treatment of foot and ankle problems and conditions you can make the best first step to prevention of more pronounced complications.

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

Common Foot Problems
Ankle Fracture Achilles Tendonitis Ingrown Toenail Corns
Foot arthritis Ankle Pain Foot warts Bunions
Heel Spurs Foot fungus Morton's Neuroma Athlete's Foot
Ganglions Ulcer Diabetes Plantar Fasciitis
Ankle Sprain Calluses Flat Foot Taylors bunion / bunionette
Heel Pain Mallet Toe Diabetic Ulcer Nerve Entrapment
Nail fungus / Onychomycosis Gout Neuromas Hammer Toe
Claw Foot    


Individuals with diabetes must know how to prevent foot-related problems before they happen. Likewise it's important to recognize these problems as they occur, and get right treatment as soon as a problem is first noticed. Prevention is still the best option for avoiding diabetic complications.more...

Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis is a condition of irritation and inflammation of the tendon in the back of the foot. Achilles tendinitis is a frequent running injury resulting from intense exercise, overuse, jumping, or other activities that can irritate the tendon. more...

Ingrown toenail

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

Ankle pain

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



Mallet toes

The difference between mallet toe and hammertoe is slight. In hammer toe the bent joint is in the middle joint. In mallet toe the bent joint is the upper joint. Both conditions are often produced by shoes that are too tight. High heels can also precipitate development of mallet toe and hammertoe. Untreated mallet toe or hammertoe can potentially cause you to develop persistent discomfort which affects your ability to walk and can restrict movement of your foot.more...

Heel spur

Heel spurs are often associated with plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is a hook of bone that can form on heel bone (calcaneus). This point is also a where plantar fascia is attached to heel bone. Left untreated heel spur can become debilitating and painful. The key for the proper treatment of the heel spur is correctly diagnosing the reason behind excessive stretching of the plantar fascia.more...



Sprained ankle

If you think you have an ankle sprain, you are not alone; each year, approximately 1 million people visit a physician about ankle-related injury. And ankle sprains are one of the most common reasons. Ankle is the most common location of sprains. Sprained ankle can occur during athletic activity, but also during routine activities such as getting out of bed or walking.more...

Hammer toe

Hammer toe is a deformity of the toe, in which the tip of the toe is bent in the downward direction. This condition can affect second, third, fourth, or fifth (small) toe, but typically affects the second toe. Hammer toe can have several causes. Hammer toe can be inherited, result from muscle/tendon imbalance, or be a result of an earlier trauma to the toe.Hammertoes are progressive, and will frequently get worse with time. Without treatment they can cause sores, and become more rigid and painful.more...


A ganglion is a fluid filled swelling that can form on any part of the foot, but is most often found on the ankle or top of the foot. Foot ganglions caused by weakening and irritation of the joint lining can get bigger in size with time but are generally slow growing. more...

Foot wart


Toe nail fungus


Ankle fracture

Ankle fractures can range from more serious breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both to avulsion injuries. Many different ankle fractures exist. Every ankle fracture must be diagnosed and treated individually, since no two ankle fractures are alike. more...

Athletes foot


Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can indirectly be caused by repeated microtrauma or acute trauma. Things like poorly fitting footwear, athletic activity, or foot deformities can lead to repeated microtrauma. Nerve injury develops due to either compression caused by scar tissue or tissue growths extending pressure on the nerve. more...

Pain in the heel

Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that is also known as heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Pain in the heel can occur due to different causes, such as a cyst, a stress fracture, arthritis, tendonitis, or nerve irritation. more...

Morton's neuroma

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

Arthritis and feet

There are 3 types of arthritis that may affect your foot and ankle. These include osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. However there are many treatment options available. It is important to to consider these options early so that treatment can begin as soon as possible. more...

Gout and Feet

Gout results from the build-up of uric acid in the tissues or joint. There are few causes for having higher-than-normal levels of uric acid in your body. One possibility is that your body is creating excess of this substance. It's also possible that your body is not eliminating uric acid effectively. Gout is often accompanied by a red, tender, and swollen joint and frequently involves the big toe. more...


Corns are very common and are known to podiatrists as ‘helomas’. Foot corns develop due to unwelcome skin pressure and friction at the foot or toes. Corns are a normal way for the body to protect itself against continuous pressure and irritation on the skin. Left untreated corns can potentially become very painful.more...

Claw foot or toes

Toes of those with claw foot, bend up at the foot’s ball joints and sometimes at the middle joints the toes will bend downwards. Claw foot can stem from a problem with leg nerves or a condition affecting the spinal cord. Higher risk individuals more likely to have claw toes include those with illnesses such as psoriasis, diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. more...

Foot ulcers

Foot ulcers are wounds that do not heal or keep coming back. Ulcers can be categorized as neurotrophic, venous statis or arterial. Diabetic ulcers are the most common foot injury that can lead to amputation. Individuals suffering from diabetes should pay special attention to ulcers and seek immediate medical assistance.more...

Foot fungus



A bunion is a deformity in which a big toe points toward the adjacent second toe, creating a bump on the inside edge of the big toe. It is often the case that bunions are seen in the family. more...



Flat foot

Sometimes referred to as pes planus or fallen arches, flat feet is a condition in which the foot arch has collapsed. When a patient has this foot condition, the entire sole of the foot can come into complete or near-complete contact with the floor surface.more...

Diabetes and ulcers

Diabetic patients are prone to foot ulcerations due to both vascular and neurologic conditions. Ulcer formation is associated with risk factors which include diabetic neuropathy, structural foot deformity and peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot condition which can require lower extremity amputation.more...


These develop in response to pressure and/or friction when the skin attempts to protect itself. Higher risk of complications from calluses can exist for individuals who are diabetic or another problem that causes inadequate circulation.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
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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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