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

Did you know...
The pressure on your feet can exceed your weight when you're walking. As running it can be three or 4 times your body weight.

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

A person on average makes more than 3,000 steps each day. A surprising number and a great reminder of just how important strong, healthy, and pain free feet are to mobile and active lifestyle. Without question feet that are free of pain are the underpinning of an active and healthy life.

With assistance from a foot doctor in Irvine or a specialist trained and experienced in treatment of foot and ankle problems you can make a key first step to prevention of more pronounced and serious complications.

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

Common Foot Problems
Ingrown toenails Foot warts Ankle Pain Morton's Neuroma
Claw Foot Spurs Nerve Entrapment Mallet Toes
Foot Ulcers Hammer Toe Ankle Sprain Ganglions
Bunions Athlete's Foot Arthritis Fungus
Achilles Tendinitis Bunionette Flat Foot Calluses
Corn Diabetic Ulcer Diabetes and Feet Gout
Ankle Fracture Toenail fungus Plantar Fasciitis Pain in the heel


Gout results from the build-up of uric acid in the tissues or joint. The body can have increased levels of uric acid because of a number of reasons. It can be the case that your body is creating too much uric acid. Ineffective removal of uric acid by the body may be an alternative reason. Big toe is often affected by gout and is usually accompanied by a red, swollen, and tender joint. more...



Athletes foot


Arthritis and feet

Your foot can be affected by three types of arthritis. These include rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and osteoarthritis. However there are numerous treatment options available. more...

Ankle fracture

Ankle fracture can be a 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 require that you avoid pressure on the ankle for months. Not all ankle fractures are the same. Since no two ankle fractures are the same, each ankle fracture must be diagnosed individually. more...

Heel spur

Heel spurs are often associated with plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is a bony protrusion that can develop on heel bone (calcaneus). This is also an attachment point for plantar fascia. Untreated heel spur can become very painful and impact ones ability to walk. The key for the effective treatment of the heel spur is finding the cause of excessive stretching of the plantar fascia.more...

Hammer toe

Hammer toe can be characterized as bending of one or both joints of the toe, which results in a deformity that makes a toe have a hammer-like shape. Although second, third, fourth, or fifth (small) toe can be a hammer toe, the 2nd toe is usually the one that's affected. Hammertoe can be inherited, can be caused by muscle/tendon imbalance, or be a result of an earlier trauma to the toe.Hammertoes can be progressive, and will often get worse with time. Untreated they may lead to formation of sores, and become more rigid and painful.more...

Diabetes and ulcers

Diabetics have a higher risk of foot ulcerations because of both vascular and neurologic complications. Diabetic neuropathy, peripheral arterial occlusive disease and structural foot deformity are typical risk factors for formation of foot ulcers. It is critical to note that diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot problem that can require lower extremity amputation.more...

Ankle sprain

According to the American Academy of Family Practice, each year, approximately 1 million people visit a medical professional about an acute ankle-related injury. The most common location of sprains is the foot. 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...


A callus is a hardened spot of skin which has become relatively thick in response to repetitive irritation, friction, or pressure. If you are diabetic or have another condition that causes poor circulation to your feet, you are at greater risk of complications arising from calluses.more...

Mallet toes

Mallet toe and hammer toe are very similar. In mallet toe the bent is in the upper joint. In hammer toe the affected joint is in the middle joint. Both problems are typically precipitated by shoes that are too tight. High heels can also cause mallet toe and hammertoe. When not properly treated hammertoe or mallet toe may potentially cause you to develop persistent pain that affects your ability to walk and can limit motion of your foot.more...

Taylors bunion



Foot corns are very similar to calluses, because they form as the skin becomes thicker in response to unwelcome pressure. The main distinction between foot calluses and foot corns is that calluses are wider and flatter areas of hardened skin, and corns are thick, smaller, usually circular or dome-shaped areas. When left untreated corns can potentially become very painful.more...

Morton's neuroma

Morton's neuroma is caused by the tissue thickening around the nerve that leads to the toes. This generally occurs in the area between third and fourth toes. Morton's neuroma can form due to injury, pressure or irritation. This condition affects the ball of the foot. It can be accompanied by burning pain or a feeling similar to standing on a foreign object like a twig or a rock.more...

Pain in the heel

Heel pain is a fairly common condition in adults that can lead to significant pain and disability. Typically heel pain is not the result of single injury, for example a fall or a twist, but rather the consequence of repeated heel irritation. more...

Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can result from acute trauma or repetitive microtrauma. Mircotrauma can result from ill-fitting footwear, athletic activity, or structural foot problems. Compression caused by scar tissue or other tissue growth exert pressure on the nerve and result in nerve injury. more...

Achilles tendinitis

This condition is best characterized as inflammation of Achilles tendon, the band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to the heel. It is a frequent running injury that can result from jumping, intense exercise, overuse, or similar activities that can irritate the tendon and calf muscles. more...



Diabetes and feet

People with diabetes must be aware of how to prevent problems before they happen. It is also important to recognize these problems early, and get immediate help when a problem is first seen. Treatment of foot problems for those who have diabetes has improved, however prevention is still the best option for avoiding complications from diabetes.more...

Claw foot or toes

Claw foot is a deformity of toes that arises when the toe joint closest to the foot is curved upward while the other toe joints are bent downward, causing the toe to look like a claw. Claw foot can stem from a problem with the nerves in the leg or a problem in the spinal cord. Higher risk individuals more likely to have claw toes include those with health conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis. more...

Toe nail fungus


Foot Ganglions

Often found on top of the ankle or foot, a ganglion is a fluid filled swelling. Ganglions can increase in size over time but are usually slow growing. more...

Foot fungus


Flat foot

A small segment of the general population suffers from an inherited flat foot, and this condition is usually developed, not inherited. Very few people are born with this condition also known as "pes planus" or "fallen arches". When a person has this condition, the sole of the foot can come into complete or near-complete contact with the ground surface.more...

Ingrown toenail

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


As the base of the big toe pushes outward on the first metatarsal bone (the bone directly behind the big toe) a bunion can form. With time, the irregular position enlarges the joint, which results in additional crowding of other toes and possibly causing pain. more...

Ankle pain

The ankle is one of the frequently injured parts of the human body. The ankle plays a pivotal part in walking and standing. Because of this injuries to the ankle should be treated properly and taken seriously. more...

Foot ulcer

First signs of foot ulcer can include blistering, irritation, inflammation and redness. If this problem develops, a patient can experience open wounds that do not easily heal and drain fluid. Patients with health problems that include Raynaud'sphenomenon, foot bone or muscle abnormalities, circulatory problems, peripheral neuropathy and atherosclerosis are at higher risk of developing foot ulcers. Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot injury that can lead to lower extremity amputation. Diabetic patients should pay special attention to foot ulcers and seek immediate professional advice.more...


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(949) 242-2042


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(949) 833-3406


(760) 951-2000


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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."
- Tari F., Laguna Niguel, California
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- 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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