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 for problems and conditions related to the pain of the heel, foot, ankle, or toe.

Did you know...
Approximately eighty four percent of all US hospitals have podiatric physicians on staff. Generally the larger the hospital, the more likely it is to have podiatric physicians as part of its staff.

Whether you play with your kids, like taking long strolls, or participate in a sport, healthy feet are critical to pain free lifestyle.

On average a typical person can take more than 3,000 steps a day. An amazing number and a great reminder of how important strong, healthy, and pain free feet are to mobile and active lifestyle. It goes without saying that pain free and healthy feet are of pivotal importance to a healthy lifestyle.

Foot Fact...
About 69% of podiatrists are a one podiatrist practice. They have an average of 3 employees.

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

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

Common Foot Problems
Nail fungus / Onychomycosis Achilles Tendonitis Pain in the heel Ganglions
Neuroma Taylors bunion / bunionette Mallet Toes Claw Foot / Claw Toes
Warts Heel Spurs Plantar Fasciitis Nerve Entrapment
Ankle Pain Diabetic Ulcers Bunions Ankle Fracture
Ankle Sprain Flat Foot Ulcer Arthritis
Athlete's Foot Morton's Neuroma Hammer Toe Calluses
Corn Gout Fungus Diabetes
Ingrown Toenail    


Also called hallux valgus, a bunion is a deformity that occurs when the big toe angles toward the second toe forcing the joint in the outward direction. With time, the abnormal position makes the joint bigger, which leads to crowding of your other toes and possibly causing pain. more...

Ankle fracture

A fractured ankle can be a one single break in one bone, which may not stop you from walking, or it can be caused by several fractures, which can force your ankle out of alignment and can make it necessary for you to avoid pressure on the ankle for a few months. Because no two ankle fractures are the same, each ankle fracture must be diagnosed individually. more...

Diabetes and feet

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

Ankle sprain

According to the American Academy of Family Practice, every year, approximately 1 million individuals visit a physician about an acute injury to the ankle. The most typical location of sprains is the ankle. Ankle sprains frequently occur when you fall, when you suddenly twist your ankle too far, when you force the joint out of its regular position, or when you walk or run on an uneven surface.more...

Toe nail fungus




Athletes foot


Achilles tendinitis

This is a condition of inflammation and irritation of the large tendon in the back of the foot. Achilles tendinitis is a frequent running injury that can be caused by intense exercise, jumping, overuse, or similar activities that strain the tendon and calf muscles. more...

Ingrown toenails

To a foot specialist an ingrown toenail is a frequent problem. It often happens when the nail protrudes down and into the skin at the tip of the toe. If you have diabetes, nerve damage in the leg or foot, an infection around the nail, or poor blood circulation to your foot, you should see a medical professional as soon as possible. Do not attempt to treat this problem yourself.more...

Hammer toes

Hammer toe is a toe deformity, in which the end of the toe is curved downward. This condition can affect second, third, fourth, or fifth (small) toe, but typically affects the second toe. Hammertoe may 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 over time. more...

Claw foot or toes

This is a condition affecting the toes. When this problem occurs the toe looks like a claw, because the toe joint that is closest to the foot is curved up and the other toe joints are curved downward. Claw foot can be indicative of a problem with leg nerves or a condition affecting the spinal cord. Those with health problems like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis or diabetes are at risk of having claw toes. more...

Mallet toes

The difference between hammertoe and mallet toe is subtle. In hammer toe it is the middle joint that is bend, in mallet toe the affected joint is the upper joint. Foot wear that is too tight can also lead to both problems. Mallet toe and hammertoe can also develop from wearing high heels. Your ability to walk properly and to have unrestricted motion of your foot can be adversely affected when hammertoe or mallet toe are ignored.more...

Heel spur

Frequently associated with plantar fasciitis, a heel spur is a hook of bone that may develop on heel bone (calcaneus). This point is also a where plantar fascia joins onto heel bone. Without proper attention heel spur can become painful and impact ones ability to stay mobile. Correctly diagnosing the reason behind excessive stretching of the plantar fascia is the key for the proper treatment of the heel spur.more...

Arthritis and feet

Your foot can be affected by three types of arthritis, which include post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Fortunately there are many treatment approaches available. more...

Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can result from acute trauma or repetitive microtrauma. Things like structural foot problems, sports, or poorly fitted shoes can lead to repetitive damage. Compression from scar tissue or other tissue growth exert pressure on the nerve and result in nerve injury. more...

Morton's neuroma

Tissue thickening around a nerve that leads to the toes is what usually causes Morton's neuroma. This frequently occurs in the area between your third and fourth toes. Things like irritation, pressure or injury can cause Morton's neuroma. This condition affects the ball of the foot. It can be accompanied by burning pain or a sensation similar to stepping on a foreign object like a twig or a rock.more...

Flat feet

A small portion of the general population has a hereditary flat foot. Usually this condition is developed, and very few people are born with fallen arches or pes planus. When a patient has this foot condition, the entire sole of the foot can come into complete or near-complete contact with the ground surface.more...

Foot ulcers

Foot ulcers are wounds that do not easily heal or keep coming back. Ulcers can be categorized as arterial, venous statis or neurotrophic. Individuals with diabetes should pay special attention to ulcers and seek immediate professional advice.more...



Foot fungus


Pain in the heel

Heel pain is often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is also known as heel spur syndrome when a spur exists. A variety of osseous, systemic, and soft tissue disorders can lead to heel pain. more...



Taylors bunion


Ulcers and diabetes

Patients with diabetes are prone to foot ulcers because of neurologic and vascular complications. Diabetic neuropathy, structural foot deformity and peripheral arterial occlusive disease are common risk factors for formation of foot ulcers. It is critical to note that diabetic ulcers are the most common foot problem that can require amputation.more...


A ganglion is a swelling filled with fluid that can form on any part of the foot, but is most often found on the ankle or top of the foot. Ganglions can get bigger in size over time but are typically slow growing. more...


Gout is a medical condition that results from uric acid build-up in the tissues or joint. Increased levels of uric acid in your body can exist because of a number of reasons. Simply it may be the case that your body is making too much uric acid. Inadequate removal of uric acid by your body can be another cause. Foot gout is often accompanied by a red, tender, and swollen joint and frequently involves the big toe. more...


Calluses are thick, hardened patches of skin that develop when the skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure. If you are diabetic or have a problem that causes inadequate circulation to your feet, you are at greater risk of complications arising from calluses.more...

Ankle pain

Consisting of ligaments, muscles, bones and tendons your ankle is an intricate biomechanical structure. Of all the parts of the body, the ankle stands out as one of the most frequently injured. The ankle plays a crucial role in walking and standing and should be treated properly and taken seriously when ankle injury occurs. more...


These are very common and are known to medical professionals as ‘helomas’. Foot corns form as a consequence of excessive skin friction and pressure at the foot or toes. The difference between foot calluses and foot corns is that calluses are wider and flatter areas of hardened skin, while corns are thick, smaller, usually circular or dome-shaped areas. Foot corns can become very painful when left untreated.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
"I traveled from Georgia to try their revolutionary methods and was able to walk out of the best decisions I have made."
- Alana W., Atlanta, Georgia
"My 90-year-old father was extremely surgery-shy and five days after surgery, is mobile, relatively free of pain and very happy."
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- Roxane E., Sherman Oaks, California
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