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 and alternatives for conditions and diseases related to the pain or discomfort of the foot, ankle, toe, or heel.

Did you know...
Plantar warts can be caused by a virus that can invade the bottom of the foot through breaks and cuts in skin. Walking barefoot on littered ground or dirty pavement can expose feet to this sometimes painful infection.

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

On average a typical person makes more than 3,000 steps each day. A surprising statistic and a sobering reminder of just how important strong, healthy, and pain free feet are to normal activity. It is clear that feet that are free of pain are of pivotal importance to a fulfilling life.

This is why treating your ankle pain early with assistance from a Irvine foot doctor or a specialist trained and experienced in treatment of foot and ankle conditions is the best first step to prevention of more serious complications.

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

Foot Fact...
According to the American Podiatric Medical Association a typical person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day.These cover several miles, and add up to roughly 115,000 miles in a lifetime. This is more than four times the circumference of the earth.

Common Foot Problems
Fungus Morton's Neuroma Nail fungus Gout
Achilles Tendinitis Flat Feet Calluses Claw Foot
Spurs Diabetic Ulcers Taylors bunion / bunionette Ankle Sprain
Foot warts Ankle Pain Nerve Entrapment Mallet Toes
Hammer Toe Athlete's Foot Bunions Ganglion
Pain in the heel Plantar Fasciitis Ulcers Corns
Ankle Fracture Ingrown toenails Diabetes Foot arthritis

Achilles tendinitis

This condition can be described as inflammation of Achilles tendon. Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to the heel. It is a often-seen injury that tends to occur in non-professional athletes. more...

Mallet toes

The distinction between hammertoe and mallet toe is very small. In mallet toe the affected is in the upper joint. In hammer toe the affected joint is in the middle joint. Both foot conditions are typically caused by shoes that are too tight. High heels can also cause mallet toe and hammertoe. If ignored hammertoe or mallet toe may potentially cause you to develop persistent pain that affects your ability to walk and can limit movement of your foot.more...

Claw foot

Toes of those with claw foot, curve up at the joints closest to the foot. Sometimes at the middle joints the toes will curve downwards. Claw toes can stem from a condition related to the nerves in the leg or an illness affecting the spinal cord. Higher risk individuals more likely to have claw toes include those with health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis or diabetes. more...

Foot fungus


Ingrown toenail

Ingrown toenail occurs when the nail protrudes down and into the skin at the tip of the toe. If you have poor blood circulation to your foot, an infection around the nail, nerve damage in the leg or foot, or diabetes, you should see a professional right away. Do not treat this problem at home.more...

Fractured ankle

Ankle fracture can be a single break in the bone that does not prevent you from walking, or it can involve several fractures that can require you to avoid weight on the Foot and ankle for months. Since no two ankle fractures are the same, each and every ankle fracture should be treated individually. You should see a podiatric physician and review treatment approach. more...


A bunion is a condition in which a big toe points toward the adjacent second toe, which causes a bump on the inside edge of the big toe. With time, the irregular position enlarges your big toe joint, which results in additional crowding of your other toes and causing discomfort. more...



Hammer toe

Hammer toe is the bending of one or both joints of the toe, which results in a deformity that give a toe a hammer-like shape. Although 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th (small) toe can be affected by this condition, the 2nd toe is typically the one that's affected. Hammertoe may be inherited, result from an earlier trauma to the toe, or be a result of muscle/tendon imbalance.Hammer toes often get worse with time and have a tendency to be progressive. more...

Foot ulcer

First signs of foot ulcer can include redness, inflammation, irritation and blistering. If this foot condition advances, the individual may experience open wounds that do not easily heal and drain fluid. Patients with diabetes should pay special attention to ulcers and seek professional help sooner rather than later.more...

Morton's neuroma

Tissue thickening around the nerve that leads to your toes is what usually leads to Morton's neuroma. The area between third and fourth toes is the one frequently affected. Things like pressure, injury or irritation are some of the factors that can lead to development Morton's neuroma. This condition affects the ball of the foot and can be accompanied by sharp pain or a sensation similar to stepping or standing on a foreign object like a rock or a twig.more...

Flat feet

Also known as fallen arches or pes planus, flat feet is a medical condition characterized by the collapse of the foot arch. With flat feet the entire sole of the foot can come into near-complete or complete contact with the ground surface.more...

Toe nail fungus


Diabetes and foot health

If you are diabetic it can be difficult to notice blisters, cuts or sores, because nerve damage from diabetes can lead to loss of sensation in the foot. These injuries can cause infections and ulcers, which is more serious cases may even lead to amputation.more...


Foot corns are very similar to calluses, because they form when the skin has thickened in response to excessive pressure. Foot corns are a normal way for the body to defend itself against continuous pressure and irritation on the skin. If left untreated corns can become painful.more...



Ankle sprain

Approximately 1 million individuals see a physician about an acute injury to the ankle. And sprained ankle is one of the most common reasons. The most typical location of sprains is the ankle. Ankles are often sprained when you suddenly twist your ankle too far, when you force the joint out of its regular position, when you fall, or when you walk or run on an uneven surface.more...

Diabetic ulcers

Diabetic patients have a higher risk of foot ulcers due to vascular and neurologic conditions. Formation of ulcers is associated with common risk factors which include peripheral arterial occlusive disease, structural foot deformity and diabetic neuropathy. It is also important to note that these diabetic ulcers are the most common foot problem that can require lower extremity amputation.more...



Gout and Feet

Gout results from uric acid build-up in the joint or tissues. Several causes exist for having abnormally high levels of uric acid in your body. Your body is potentially creating too much uric acid. Inadequate removal of uric acid by your body can be another cause. Big toe is often affected by this condition and is usually accompanied by a red, tender, and swollen joint. more...


There are 3 types of arthritis that may affect your ankle or foot. These include osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. However different treatment options are available. It is important to to consider these options early so that treatment can begin as soon as possible. more...

Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can indirectly result from repeated microtrauma or acute trauma. Mircotrauma can result from structural foot problems, sports-related activity, or poorly fitted shoes. Compression from scar tissue or tissue growth extend pressure on the nerve and result in nerve injury. more...

Heel spur

Frequently associated with plantar fasciitis, a heel spur is a bony protrusion that can form on heel bone (calcaneus). This is also an attachment point for plantar fascia. A heel spur can potentially become very debilitating and painful. First key step for the effective treatment of heel spurs is finding what is causing the excessive stretching of the plantar fascia.more...

Ankle pain

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

Athletes foot



These develop as the skin attempts to protect itself against pressure and friction. If you have diabetes or have a illness that causes inadequate circulation to your feet, you have increased risk of complications from calluses.more...

Foot wart


Heel pain

Heel pain is a condition most often caused by plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that is sometimes referred to as heel spur syndrome when a spur exists. Heel pain can result from different causes, such as a cyst, arthritis, nerve irritation, tendonitis, or a stress fracture. more...


A ganglion is a fluid filled swelling that can form on any part of the foot, but is usually located on top of the foot or the ankle. Ganglions can get bigger in size with time but are generally slow to develop. more...
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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."
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