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

Did you know...
Podiatric physicians are the major providers of foot and ankle care services, providing 39% of all foot and ankle care. Accounting for the rest, orthopedic physicians provide 13% of all foot and ankle treatment, physical therapists and others provide 11 percent of all foot and ankle care, and all other physicians provide 37% of all foot treatment.

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

Although activity levels differ a person on average can take more than 3,000 steps a day. This is a statistic many find astounding. Without question feet that are free of pain are the underpinning of a fulfilling life.

Foot Fact...
Of all US hospitals roughly 84% have podiatrists on staff. Generally podiatric physicians are more likely to be on staff in larger hospitals.

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

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

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

Achilles tendinitis

This common foot problem, also sometimes referred to as Achilles tendinitis, is a potentially very painful and sometimes debilitating inflammation of the Achilles tendon. Frequently precipitated by overuse of the effected limb, Achilles tendinitis is common among athletes training under less than perfect conditions. more...

Athletes foot


Foot Ganglions

Often found on top of the ankle or foot, a ganglion is a fluid filled swelling. Ganglions can get bigger in size over time but are typically slow to develop. more...

Fracture of the ankle

Typically caused by the ankle rolling inward or outward, ankle fractures are a frequent injury. Every ankle fracture should be treated individually, because no two ankle fractures are the same. more...


A bunion can form when the base of the big toe pushes outward on the first metatarsal bone. It's fairly common that bunions are seen in the family. more...

Diabetes and foot health

People with diabetes must be familiar with how to prevent foot problems before they happen. It is also important to recognize these problems early, and get immediate help when a problem is first noticed. Prevention remains as the best option for avoiding diabetic complications.more...

Diabetic ulcers

Patients with diabetes have a higher risk of foot ulcers because of both vascular and neurologic conditions. Formation of ulcers is associated with risk factors that include structural foot deformity, diabetic neuropathy and peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot problem that can require lower extremity amputation.more...



Foot fungus





There are 3 types of arthritis that may affect your foot and ankle. These include osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. However several treatment options are available. more...

Mallet toe

There is a lot of similarity between a mallet toe and hammer toe. In hammer toe the affected joint is in the middle joint. In mallet toe the bent joint is the upper joint. Both foot conditions are typically produced by shoes that are too tight. High heels can also precipitate development of mallet toe and hammertoe. When not properly treated hammertoe or mallet toe can potentially cause you to develop continuous pain which affects your ability to walk and can limit motion of your foot.more...



Pain in the heel

With the discomfort typically present under the heel or just behind it, heel pain is a common foot complaint. Pain in the heel can stem from different causes, like arthritis, tendonitis, nerve irritation, a stress fracture, or a cyst. more...



Heel spur

Heel spurs are often associated with plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is a hook of bone that can develop on the calcaneus (heel bone). This is also an attachment point for plantar fascia. Untreated heel spur can become debilitating and painful. Correctly diagnosing the reason behind excessive stretching of the plantar fascia is the key for the proper treatment of the heel spur.more...


A callus is a hardened patch of skin that has become relatively thick in response to repetitive friction, irritation, or pressure. Higher risk of complications from calluses can exist for people who have diabetes or another health problem that causes inadequate circulation in the feet.more...

Flat foot

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

Nail fungus


Ankle pain

The ankle is one of the most frequently injured joints of the human body. The human ankle plays a central role in walking and standing and should be treated properly and taken seriously when ankle problem occurs. more...

Foot ulcer

Foot ulcers can be categorized as neurotrophic, arterial or venous statis. They are open sores that do not heal or keep returning. Patients with diabetes should pay special attention to foot ulcers and seek immediate medical assistance.more...

Ingrown toenails

This problem occurs as the tip of the nail grows downward and into the skin at the tip of the toe. If you have poor blood circulation to your foot, diabetes, nerve damage in the leg or foot, or an infection around the nail, you should see a specialist as soon as possible. Do not try to treat this problem at home.more...


Foot corns are a frequent problem seen by podiatrists. Pathologically foot corns and calluses are similar, because they form when the skin has thickened in response to pressure. Corns are a natural way for the body to defend itself against sustained pressure and irritation on the skin. Foot corns can become very painful if left untreated.more...

Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can result from repetitive microtrauma or acute trauma. Repetitive damage can result from poorly fitted shoes, sports-related activity, or structural foot deformities. Compression caused by scar tissue or other tissue growth exert pressure on the nerve and lead to injury to the nerve. more...


Gout is a condition which results from uric acid build-up in the joint or tissues. Your body can have increased levels of uric acid because of a number of reasons. One possibility is that your body is making too much of this substance. There is also a possibility that your body is not getting rid of uric acid as it should. Gout is often accompanied by a tender, swollen, and red joint and often involves the large toe. more...

Hammer toe

This 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 2nd toe. Hammer toe can have several possible causes. Hammer toe can be inherited, result from an earlier trauma to the toe, or be caused by muscle/tendon imbalance.Hammer toes frequently get worse over time and are progressive. more...

Ankle sprain

Approximately one million people visit a doctor about an acute injury to the ankle. Foot is the most typical site of sprains. Sprains often occur when you fall, when you suddenly twist your ankle too far, when you force the joint out of its normal position, or when you walk or run on an uneven surface.more...

Mortons neuroma

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

Claw foot or toes

This is a deformity of toes where the toe joint that is nearest to the foot is bent up and the other toe joints are curved downward, causing the toe to resemble a claw. Claw foot can develop because of other disorders or can be congenital. Higher risk patients include those with health conditions like diabetes, psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis. 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
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