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

Did you know...
Calluses and corns result from friction and pressure from skin rubbing against bony areas when wearing shoes. When the first signs of soreness are ignored, calluses and corns rise up as nature's way of protecting areas that are sensitive.

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

Although activity levels depend on the individual a person on average can make more than 3,000 steps each day. A statistic that many people find surprising. Without question feet that are free of pain are the underpinning of a healthy and active lifestyle.

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 serious complications.

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

Foot Fact...
Including athlete's foot, fungal infections, and warts, roughly 5% of the United States population has a foot infection per year.

Common Foot Problems
Ingrown toenails Diabetes and Feet Nerve Entrapment Fallen arches
Ulcers Athlete's Foot Mallet Toe Fungus
Plantar Fasciitis Calluses Bunion Taylors bunion / bunionette
Claw Toes Neuromas Warts Pain in the heel
Ankle Sprain Ankle Pain Hammer Toes Corn
Arthritis Ankle Fracture Ganglions Nail fungus / Onychomycosis
Morton's Neuroma Gout Heel Spurs Diabetic Ulcers
Achilles Tendinitis    


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

Foot fungus


Ankle pain

The ankle, held together by ligaments and tendons, has a wide range of motion. Of all the joints of the human body, the ankle stands out as one of the most frequently injured. The human ankle plays a central role in standing and walking. Because of this ankle injuries should be taken seriously and treated properly. more...

Flat feet

A relatively small fraction of the general population has a hereditary flat foot, and this condition is usually developed, not inherited. Very few people are born with this foot condition also known as "fallen arches" or "pes planus". With flat feet the entire sole of the foot can come into complete or near-complete contact with the ground surface.more...


Gout is a medical disorder that results from uric acid build-up in the tissues or joint. The body can have abnormally high levels of uric acid for several reasons. It can be the case that your body is making too much of this substance. Inefficient removal of uric acid by the body can be an alternative cause. Gout is often accompanied by a swollen, tender, and red joint and often involves the large toe. more...


A ganglion is a fluid filled swelling that can form on any part of the foot, but is most often located on the ankle or top of the foot. Foot ganglions caused by weakening and irritation of the joint lining can increase in size over time but are usually slow growing. A few alternatives exist for treating a ganglion.more...



Nail fungus



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

Ulcers and diabetes

Diabetic patients are prone to foot ulcerations because of both neurologic and vascular conditions. Structural foot deformity, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, and diabetic neuropathy are typical risk factors for formation of foot ulcers. Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot condition that can lead to amputation.more...


Foot corns are very similar to calluses, because they develop when the skin becomes thicker in response to excessive irritation. Foot corns are a natural way for the body to defend itself against sustained pressure on the skin. Foot corns can become painful when left untreated.more...

Taylors bunion



Calluses develop in response to pressure and/or friction as the skin attempts to protect itself. If you have diabetes or have a condition that causes inadequate circulation to your feet, you have higher risk of complications from calluses.more...

Mallet toes

Mallet toe and hammer toe are very similar. In mallet toe the affected is in the upper joint. In hammer toe the affected joint is in the middle joint. Shoes that are poorly fitted can also cause both problems. Mallet toe and hammertoe can also be caused by high heels. If ignored mallet toe or hammertoe may potentially cause you to develop continuous discomfort which affects your ability to walk properly and can limit motion of the foot.more...

Ankle fracture

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



Sprained ankle

If you think you have an ankle sprain, you are not alone; every year, approximately one million people in the U.S. visit a physician about injury to the ankle. And ankle sprains are frequently the reason. The most typical location of sprains is the ankle. Ankles are often sprained when you force the joint out of its regular position, when you suddenly twist your ankle too far, when you fall, or when you walk or run on an uneven surface.more...

Painful heels

Heel pain is a fairly common foot condition. The pain usually happens underneath the heel or behind it. Heel pain can occur due to different causes, such as a cyst, arthritis, a stress fracture, tendonitis, or nerve irritation. more...

Diabetes and feet

If you are diabetic it may be difficult to notice sores, blisters or cuts, because damage to the nerves caused by diabetes can lead to loss of sensation in the foot. These injuries can cause infections and ulcers. In more serious cases amputation may be necesary.more...

Achilles tendinitis

This common foot problem can be characterized as inflammation of Achilles tendon, the band of connective tissue that joins muscles of the calf at the back of the lower leg to the heel bone. Achilles tendonitis is a often-seen injury that tends to occur in non-professional athletes. more...

Heel spur

Heel spurs are often associated with plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is a bony protrusion that may form on the heel bone. This is also a location where plantar fascia is attached to calcaneus. A heel spur can potentially become very painful and affect 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...

Morton's neuroma

Morton's neuroma develops as a consequence of thickening of tissue around a nerve that leads to the toes. This frequently occurs in the area between third and fourth toes. Morton's neuroma can develop in response to injury, pressure 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...

Athletes foot


Foot ulcer

First symptoms of ulceration can include blistering, redness, inflammation and irritation. If this problem develops, the individual may experience open wounds that drain fluid and do not easily heal. People with conditions that include foot bone or muscle abnormalities, circulatory problems, atherosclerosis, peripheral neuropathy and Raynaud'sphenomenon are at higher risk of developing foot ulcers. Patients with diabetes should pay special attention to ulcers and seek professional help sooner rather than later.more...



Ingrown toenail

This condition occurs when the tip of the nail grows downward and into the skin at the tip of the toe. You should see a specialist immediately if you have an infection around the nail, diabetes, nerve damage in the leg or foot, or poor blood circulation to your foot. Do not treat this problem yourself.more...

Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can be caused by repeated microtrauma or acute trauma. Things like athletic activity, ill-fitting footwear, or structural foot defects can lead to repetitive damage. Nerve injury develops as a result of either compression caused by scar tissue or tissue growth extending pressure on the nerve. more...

Claw foot

When a person has claw foot, toes curve upward at the joints closest to the foot. Sometimes at the middle joints the toes will bend downwards. This condition can develop because of other disorders or can be congenital. Higher risk patients more likely to have claw toes include those with health conditions like psoriasis, diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. more...

Hammer toes

This is a deformity of the toe, in which the tip of the toe is turned downward. This condition can affect 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th (small) toe, but typically affects the 2nd toe. Hammer toe can have several causes. Hammer toe can be inherited, can be caused by muscle/tendon imbalance, or be a result of an earlier trauma to the toe.Hammertoes are progressive, and will usually get worse over time. 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
"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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