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

Did you know...
The foot is a very elaborate biomechanical structure which contains 26 bones. Thirty-three joints, 107 ligaments, tendons, and 19 muscles secure the foot together and allow it to move in a variety of ways.

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

An average person makes more than 3,000 steps a day. An amazing number and a great reminder of how important strong, healthy, and pain free feet are to mobile and active lifestyle. Without question feet that are free of pain are of pivotal importance to an active life.

With help 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 pronounced complications.

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

Common Foot Problems
Nail fungus Arthritis Heel Spurs Ankle Fracture
Bunions Corns Foot fungus Mallet Toes
Neuroma Ganglion Morton's Neuroma Hammer Toes
Bunionette Plantar Fasciitis Ulcer Ankle Sprain
Diabetic Ulcer Flat Feet Nerve Entrapment Athlete's Foot
Calluses Achilles Tendinitis Ingrown toenails Heel Pain
Claw Foot Gout Warts Ankle Pain

Athletes foot


Diabetes and ulcers

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


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 generally slow growing. more...

Mallet toes

There is a lot of similarity between a mallet toe and hammer toe. In hammer toe it is the middle joint that is bend, in mallet toe the bent joint is the upper joint. Both foot problems are frequently produced by foot wear that is too tight. High heels can also lead to development mallet toe and hammertoe. When not properly treated mallet toe or hammertoe may potentially cause you to develop persistent pain that affects your ability to walk and can restrict movement of the foot.more...

Foot warts


Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can result from repetitive microtrauma or acute trauma. Things like athletic activity, poorly fitting footwear, or structural foot defects can lead to repetitive microtrauma. Injury to the nerve stems from either nerve compression by scar tissue or other growths extending pressure on the nerve. more...

Claw toes

When a person has claw foot, toes bend in the upward direction at the foot’s ball joints and sometimes at the middle joints the toes will curve downwards. Claw foot can be indicative of a condition related to leg nerves or a condition affecting the spinal cord. Those with illnesses such as psoriasis, diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis have higher risk of having claw toes. more...

Foot ulcer

First signs of foot ulcer may include inflammation, blistering, irritation and redness. If this foot condition advances, the individual can experience open wounds that do not easily heal and drain fluid. Foot ulcers are frequently seen in patients with conditions that include foot bone or muscle abnormalities, atherosclerosis, peripheral neuropathy,Raynaud'sphenomenon and circulatory problems. Diabetic ulcers are the most common foot problem which can lead to amputation. Patients with diabetes should pay special attention to ulcers and seek immediate professional advice.more...


Gout is a medical disorder that results from the build-up of uric acid in the joint or tissues. Your body may have abnormally high levels of uric acid due to several reasons. For example it can be the case that the body is making too much of this substance. Inadequate removal of uric acid by your body may be another reason. Gout is often accompanied by a red, swollen, and tender joint and often involves the big toe. more...


Because damage to the nerves caused by diabetes can result in loss of sensation in your foot, you may not be able to feel a blister,a cut or a sore. These seemingly insignificant injuries can lead to ulcers and infections, which is more serious cases may even lead to amputation.more...

Mortons neuroma

Thickening of tissue around one of the nerves that leads to your toes is what usually leads to Morton's neuroma. The area between your third and fourth toes is the one often affected. Things like irritation, pressure or injury can lead to development of Morton's neuroma. This condition affects the ball of the foot and can be accompanied by severe pain or a feeling similar to stepping or standing on a foreign object like a rock or a twig.more...

Foot fungus


Flat foot

Flat feet, also referred to as fallen arches or pes planus, is a medical condition in which the foot arch has collapsed. With flat feet the sole of the foot can come into complete or near-complete contact with the ground surface.more...

Ankle sprain

If you think you have an ankle sprain, you are not alone; every year, roughly 1 million people in the United States visit a medical professional about ankle injury. And ankle sprains are one of the most common reasons. The most common location of sprains is the ankle joint. Ankle sprains are not limited to sports activity. They can also happen during routine activities such as walking or getting out of bed.more...

Ingrown toenail

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



Fracture of the ankle

Fractures of the ankle are common injuries that are most often caused by the ankle rolling outward or inward. There are many different types of ankle fractures. Because no two ankle fractures are the same, each ankle fracture must be diagnosed individually. You must see a foot specialist and go over treatment options. 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 is also a location where plantar fascia joins onto heel bone. Without treatment heel spur can potentially become debilitating and painful. First key step for the proper treatment of the heel spur is determination of the cause for excessive stretching of the plantar fascia.more...




A bunion is formed when the base of the big toe pushes outward on the first metatarsal bone. Bunions can be just one of several problems due to weak or poor foot structure, and can sometimes develop with arthritis more...

Achilles tendinitis

This condition (also known as Achilles tendinopathy or Achilles tendonitis) is tendinitis of the Achilles tendon. Achilles tendonitis is a frequent injury that tends to occur in non-professional athletes. more...



Hammer toe

Hammer toe is a condition affecting the toe, in which the tip of the toe is bent downward. Although 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th (small) toe can be a hammer toe, the 2nd toe is usually the one that's affected. Hammer toe can be inherited, can be caused by muscle/tendon imbalance, or be a result of an earlier trauma to the toe.Hammer toes frequently get worse over time and can be progressive. more...

Toe nail fungus


Arthritis and feet

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


This is an especially tough spot of skin which has become relatively thick due to repetitive pressure, irritation, or friction. If you have diabetes or have a health problem that causes inadequate circulation to your feet, you are at greater risk of complications from calluses.more...

Ankle pain

Ankle injuries are some of the most common injuries of the human body. Because of the ankle's pivotal role in standing and walking, injuries to the ankle should be treated properly and taken seriously. more...

Pain in the heel

Heel pain is a common foot problem. The pain typically occurs underneath your heel (plantar fasciitis) or behind it. Pain in the heel can be caused by various osseous, soft tissue, and systemic disorders. more...


Foot corns are very similar to calluses, because both develop when the skin becomes thicker in response to unwelcome irritation. Corns are a normal way for the body to protect itself against continuous irritation on the skin. If left untreated corns can become painful.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
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"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!"
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