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

Did you know...
There are approximately 10,735 active podiatrists in the United States today. On the average there is 1 podiatrist for every 24,624 people.

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

Although activity levels differ by individual a person on average can make more than 3,000 steps a day. This is a statistic many find astounding. It is clear that a healthy lifestyle depends on feet that are unconstrained by pain.

Foot Fact...
Patients with foot problems visit podiatrists an average of 3.7 times per year, physical therapists and others 7.1, osteopathic physicians 3.2, orthopedic physicians 3.4, and all other physicians 3.0 times a year.

A foot doctor in Irvine or a specialist trained and experienced in treatment of foot and ankle problems can help you  make the best first step to prevention of more serious complications.

On the pages of you will find general information on fairly universal foot problems from heel pain, hammer toes, toe deformities, bunions and flat feet, to calluses, plantar fasciitis, corns, heel spurs, gout, nail fungus and ankle pain related to ankle injury like a sprain or ankle fracture. Although we hope you will find this information useful note that the nature of your foot or ankle problem 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 help with your problem.

Foot Fact...
Women constitute more than ten percent of podiatrists.

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

Sprained ankle

According to the American Academy of Family Practice, each year, roughly one million people in the U.S. visit a doctor about an acute ankle-related injury. Ankle joint is the most common location of sprains. Ankle sprains can happen during athletic activity, but also during everyday activities like getting out of bed or walking.more...

Toe nail fungus



A bunion is formed when the base of the big toe pushes outward on the first metatarsal bone. Bunions may be one of several conditions due poor structure of the foot, and can develop with arthritis more...

Flat feet

Flat feet is a medical condition characterized by the collapse of the foot arch. 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...

Mortons neuroma

Morton's neuroma results from thickening of tissue around one of the nerves that leads to the toes. The area between your third and fourth toes is the one typically affected. Morton's neuroma can occur due to pressure, injury or irritation. 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...

Foot ulcer

First signs of foot ulcer may include redness, inflammation, blistering and irritation. If this ailment proceeds, a person may experience open wounds that drain fluid and do not easily heal. Individuals with conditions that include peripheral neuropathy, Raynaud'sphenomenon, foot bone or muscle abnormalities, atherosclerosis and circulatory problems are at higher risk of developing foot ulcers. Individuals suffering from diabetes should pay special attention to foot ulcers and seek immediate medical assistance.more...

Achilles tendinitis

Characterized as the inflammation of the Achilles tendon, this condition effects the back of the foot when a band of tissue that connects calf muscles to your heel becomes irritated. It is a often-seen injury that tends to occur in non-professional sports enthusiasts. more...

Ankle pain

Consisting of tendons, bones, muscles and ligaments your ankle is a complex structure. Ankle injuries are some of the frequent injuries of the body. The ankle plays a critical part in standing and walking and should be treated properly and taken seriously when ankle injury occurs. more...

Ingrown toenails

Ingrown toenail happens when the nail extends down and into the skin at the tip of the toe. You should see a professional as soon as possible if you have diabetes, nerve damage in the leg or foot, an infection around the nail, or poor blood circulation to your foot. Do not treat this problem yourself.more...

Heel spur

Heel spurs are often associated with plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is a bony protrusion that can develop on the calcaneus (heel bone). This location is also a where plantar fascia is attached to heel bone. Without treatment heel spur can potentially become very painful and debilitating. First key step for the proper treatment of the heel spur is finding the cause of excessive stretching of the plantar fascia.more...



Athletes foot


Claw foot

When a patient has claw foot, toes curve upward at the joints closest to the foot and it is not unusual that at the middle joints the toes will bend in the downward direction. 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 conditions such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes. more...

Fracture of the ankle

Fractures of the ankle are frequent injuries that are typically caused by ankle rolling outward or inward. Since no two ankle fractures are the same, each and every ankle fracture should be treated individually. more...

Hammer toe

Hammer toe is the curving of one or both joints of the toe, which results in a deformity that makes a toe have a shape similar to that of a hammer. This condition can affect second, third, fourth, or fifth (small) toe, but typically affects the 2nd toe. Hammer toe can be inherited, can be caused by 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...

Foot fungus



Foot corns are a common problem seen by podiatric physicians. Pathologically foot corns and calluses are similar, because they develop as the skin becomes thicker in response to pressure. The difference between foot calluses and foot corns is that calluses are flatter and wider areas of hardened skin, while corns are thick, smaller, usually circular or dome-shaped areas. Foot corns can become very painful if left untreated.more...

Heel pain

With the discomfort usually present under the heel or just behind it, heel pain is a fairly common foot problem. Different soft tissue, systemic, and osseous disorders can lead to heel pain. more...

Diabetes and ulcers

Patients with diabetes are prone to foot ulcerations because of both neurologic and vascular conditions. The formation of foot ulcers is associated with common risk factors which include diabetic neuropathy, peripheral arterial occlusive disease and structural foot deformity. Diabetic ulcers are the most common foot problem that can lead to amputation.more...

Nerve entrapment

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

Mallet toe

The distinction between mallet toe and hammertoe is very small. In mallet toe the bent is in the upper joint. In hammer toe the bent joint is in the middle joint. Foot wear that is too tight can also lead to formation of both conditions. Mallet toe and hammertoe can also be caused by high heels. Your ability to walk properly and to have unlimited movement of your foot can be adversely affected when hammertoe or mallet toe are ignored.more...


Calluses are hardened, thick patches of skin that develop as the skin attempts to protect itself against pressure and/or friction. Greater risk of complications from calluses can exist for individuals who are diabetic or a illness that causes inadequate circulation in the feet.more...





Diabetes and foot health

Individuals with diabetes should be familiar with how to prevent foot problems before they happen. Likewise it's important to recognize these problems as soon as they first occur, and get right help as soon as a problem is first seen. Although treatment of foot problems for those who have diabetes has improved considerably, prevention remains as the best option for avoiding diabetic complications.more...


Gout results from uric acid build-up in the tissues or joint. The body can have higher than normal levels of uric acid due to several reasons. Your body is potentially creating too much uric acid. It can also be the case that the body is simply not getting rid of uric acid as it should. This condition is often accompanied by a red, swollen, and tender joint and often involves the big toe. more...

Foot Ganglions

A foot ganglion is a swelling filled with fluid that is often found on top of the foot or ankle. Ganglions can get bigger in size over time but are usually slow growing. Ganglion on the foot can be treated with several different options.more...



Arthritis and feet

Your foot can be affected by three types of arthritis. These include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. Fortunately different treatment options are available. These should be considered early so that treatment can begin sooner rather than later. more...
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(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
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