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 related to the pain or discomfort of the ankle, heel, toe, or foot.

Did you know...
On average, the podiatric physician in the US is forty two years old and has been in practice 13 years.

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

A person on average makes more than 3,000 steps a day. This is a statistic many find remarkable. Without question feet that are unconstrained by pain are of pivotal importance to a healthy and active life.

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

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

Foot Fact...
The podiatric physician (doctor of podiatric medicine, or DPM) is the health care specialist trained in the care of your feet. A foot specialist receives conventional medical training , plus special training on the ankle, lower leg, and foot. All 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia require that they pass thorough state board test before they are licensed, and most require continuing education for license renewal.

Common Foot Problems
Mallet Toes Ankle Pain Gout Claw Foot
Ankle Sprain Pain in the heel Ganglion Diabetic Ulcers
Corns Bunionette Flat Foot Spurs
Achilles Tendinitis Foot fungus Nerve Entrapment Diabetes
Foot Ulcer Ankle Fracture Warts Athlete's Foot
Foot arthritis Morton's Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis Nail fungus
Calluses Neuromas Ingrown toenails Hammer Toe

Painful heels

With the discomfort typically present underneath your heel (plantar fasciitis) or just behind it, heel pain is a common foot condition. A number of osseous, soft tissue, and systemic conditions can cause heel pain. more...


Foot corns are a common problem seen by foot and ankle specialists. Pathologically foot corns and calluses are similar, because they develop as the skin has thickened in response to irritation. The main difference between foot calluses and foot corns is that calluses are wider and flatter patches of hardened skin, and corns are thick, smaller, usually circular or dome-shaped areas. When left untreated corns can potentially become very painful.more...

Sprained ankle

An estimated 1 million people visit a physician about an acute injury to the ankle. The most typical site of sprains is the ankle joint. Sprains are not limited to athletic activity. They can also occur during everyday activities like getting out of bed or walking.more...

Claw foot

Claw foot is a condition affecting the toes in which the toe joint closest to the foot is curved up and the other toe joints are curved downward. This causes the toe to resemble a claw. Claw toes can be congenital or can develop because of other disorders. Those with health problems like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis have higher risk of having claw toes. more...

Ulcers and diabetes

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


A callus is an especially toughened patch of skin that has become relatively thick due to repetitive friction, pressure, or irritation. Increased risk of complications from calluses can exist for individuals who are diabetic or a problem that causes inadequate circulation in the feet.more...

Mortons neuroma

Morton's neuroma develops as a consequence of thickening of tissue around a nerve that leads to your toes. The area between your third and fourth toes is the one typically affected. Morton's neuroma may form in response to pressure, injury or irritation. This condition affects the ball of the foot and can be accompanied by burning pain or a sensation similar to standing on a foreign object like a twig or a rock.more...

Achilles tendinitis

Achilles Tendonitis can be characterized as the 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 bone. Frequently precipitated by overuse of the effected limb, this is a condition is common among non-professional athletes training under less than perfect conditions. more...

Athletes foot



Gout is a medical condition which results from the build-up of uric acid in the joint or tissues. The body can have abnormally high levels of uric acid due to several reasons. One possibility is that the body is making too much of this substance. Inadequate removal of uric acid by your body may be an alternative cause. Foot gout is often accompanied by a swollen, tender, and red joint and frequently involves the large toe. more...

Mallet toe

The distinction between mallet toe and hammertoe is subtle. In mallet toe it is the upper joint of the toe that is bent whereas in hammer toe it is the middle joint. Both foot conditions are commonly produced by foot wear that is too tight. High heels can also cause mallet toe and hammertoe. Untreated mallet toe or hammertoe may potentially cause you to develop persistent pain which affects your ability to walk properly and can restrict motion of your foot.more...






A bunion can be characterized as a condition in which a big toe points toward the adjacent second toe, causing a bony bump on the inside edge of the big toe. Over time, the irregular position enlarges your big toe joint, which leads to crowding of other toes and possibly causing discomfort. more...

Nerve entrapment

Acute trauma or repetitive microtrauma can indirectly lead to nerve entrapment. Repetitive damage can result from ill-fitting footwear, structural foot deformities, or sports. Nerve compression by scar tissue or other tissue growth extend pressure on the nerve and result in nerve injury. more...

Ankle pain

Held together by tendons and ligaments, the ankle gives the foot a wide range of motion. The ankle is one of the most frequently injured parts of the body. Because of the ankle's critical role in standing and walking, ankle problems should be treated properly and taken seriously. more...

Hammer toe

Hammer toe is a toe deformity, in which the tip of the toe is turned downward. Although second, third, fourth, or fifth (small) toe can be affected by this condition, the second toe is most often the one that's affected. Hammertoe may be inherited, result from muscle/tendon imbalance, or be a result of an earlier trauma to the toe.Hammer toes usually get worse over time and tend to be progressive. Without treatment they may lead to sores, and become more rigid and painful.more...

Ingrown toenail

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

Flat feet

A relatively small segment of the population has a hereditary flat foot, and this condition is usually developed, not inherited. Few individuals are born with this condition also known as "pes planus" or "fallen arches". The entire sole of the foot can come into complete or almost-complete contact with the ground surface when a person has flat feet.more...



Heel spur

Heel spurs are often associated with plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is a hook of bone that may form on heel bone (calcaneus). This location is also a where plantar fascia is attached to heel bone. Left untreated heel spur can become painful and impact ones ability to stay mobile. Finding the cause of excessive stretching of the plantar fascia is the first key step for the proper treatment of heel spurs.more...



Foot fungus


Nail fungus


Foot Ganglions

Often found on top of the ankle or foot, a ganglion is a swelling filled with fluid. Ganglions can increase in size over time but are generally slow to develop. Ganglion on the foot can be treated with various options.more...

Diabetes and feet

People with diabetes should be aware of how to prevent foot-related problems before they happen. It is also important to recognize these problems early, and get right treatment when a problem is first noticed. Prevention remains as the best option for avoiding complications from diabetes.more...

Fractured ankle

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 may make it necessary that you avoid weight on the ankle for months. The extent and type of ankle fractures varies greatly. Each ankle fracture should be diagnosed and treated individually, since no two ankle fractures are alike. more...


There are 3 types of arthritis that can affect your foot, which include rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and osteoarthritis. There are numerous treatment options available. It is important to to consider these options early so that treatment can begin sooner rather than later. more...

Foot ulcer

First symptoms of ulceration can include blistering, inflammation, redness and irritation. When this ailment develops, the individual can experience open wounds that do not easily heal and drain fluid. Patients with diabetes should pay special attention to foot ulcers and seek immediate medical assistance.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."
- Amentha D., Los Angeles, California
"I came in on crutches and in pain for the initial free consultation. Within minutes, the doctors knew exactly what was wrong...I haven't had to use crutches again!"
- Roxane E., Sherman Oaks, California
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