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

Did you know...
As patients get older, they increasingly choose podiatrists. According to Medicare data podiatric physicians are the specialists of choice for 55% of rearfoot surgery, sixty nine percent of metatarsal surgery, eighty three percent of hammertoe surgery, and seventy eight percent of bunion surgery. Medical Economics magazine reported that 56% of older patients have seen a podiatric physician.

The health of your feet is vital to pain free lifestyle, whether you participate in a competitive sport, play with your kids, or just like taking long strolls.

On average a typical person makes more than 3,000 steps a day. A surprising statistic and a great reminder of how important strong and pain free feet are to mobile and active lifestyle. It goes without saying that an active lifestyle depends on feet that are not troubled by pain.

Foot Fact...
Podiatrists are 4 times less likely to use costly inpatient services than other physicians.

Treating your foot illness early with supervision of a foot doctor in Irvine or a doctor specialized in treatment of foot and ankle problems and conditions is key to prevention of more pronounced complications.

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

Common Foot Problems
Plantar Fasciitis Foot arthritis Fungus Achilles Tendonitis
Gout Foot warts Foot Ulcer Claw Foot / Claw Toes
Hammer Toes Mallet Toes Spurs Nerve Entrapment
Mortons Neuroma Fallen arches Corn Ganglion
Calluses Pain in the heel Neuromas Ingrown Toenail
Taylors bunion / bunionette Diabetic Ulcers Ankle Sprain Bunions
Ankle Fracture Toenail fungus Ankle Pain Diabetes and Feet
Athlete's Foot    




Corns are very common and are known to medical professionals as ‘helomas’. Foot corns form as a consequence of excessive skin pressure and friction at the foot or toes. The main distinction between foot calluses and foot corns is that calluses are flatter and wider areas of thick skin, and corns are thick, smaller, usually circular or dome-shaped areas. When left untreated corns can become painful.more...

Mortons neuroma

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

Hammer toes

Hammer toe is a deformity of the toe, in which the end of the toe is curved downward. This condition can affect 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th (small) toe, but most often affects the second toe. Hammer toe can have several possible causes. Hammer toe can be inherited, result from muscle/tendon imbalance, or be a result of an earlier trauma to the toe.Hammertoes do tend to be progressive, and will usually get worse with time. Without proper attention they may cause sores, and become more rigid and painful.more...

Athletes foot


Ingrown toenails

This problem occurs as the nail protrudes down and under/into the skin at the tip of the toe. If you have nerve damage in the leg or foot, diabetes, poor blood circulation to your foot, or an infection around the nail, you should see a specialist right away. Do not treat this problem yourself.more...

Heel spur

Heel spurs are often associated with plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is a hook of bone that can develop on heel bone (calcaneus). This is also a point where plantar fascia joins onto heel bone. Without proper attention heel spur can potentially become painful and debilitating. First key step for the effective treatment of the heel spur is determination of the cause for excessive stretching of the plantar fascia.more...

Nerve entrapment

Repetitive microtrauma or acute trauma can cause nerve entrapment. Repetitive microtrauma can result from sports, poorly fitting footwear, or structural foot problems. Injury to the nerve stems from either nerve compression by scar tissue or tissue growth exerting pressure on the nerve. more...

Ankle sprain

According to the American Academy of Family Practice, every year, roughly 1 million individuals in the U.S. see a physician about ankle injury. And sprained ankle is one of the most common reasons. Ankle is the most typical site of sprains. Ankle sprains often occur when you suddenly twist your ankle too far, when you fall, when you force the joint out of its regular position, or when you walk or run on an uneven surface.more...

Diabetic ulcers

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

Ankle pain

Ankle injuries are some of the most common injuries of the body. The human ankle plays a central part in standing and walking and should be taken seriously and treated properly when injury to the ankle occurs. more...


A ganglion is a fluid filled swelling that can form on any part of the foot, but is most often located on top of the foot or the ankle. Ganglions can increase in size with time but are usually slow to develop. Ganglion can be treated with several different alternatives.more...

Claw toes

This is a condition affecting the toes that arises when the toe joint that is nearest to the foot is bent up while the other toe joints are curved downward, causing the toe to resemble a claw. This condition can be congenital or can develop because of other disorders. Those with illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes or psoriasis are at a higher risk of having claw toes. more...


Your ankle or foot can be affected by 3 types of arthritis, which include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. There are numerous treatment approaches available. These should be considered early so that treatment can begin sooner rather than later. more...


Gout results from uric acid build-up in the joint or tissues. Several causes exist for having higher-than-normal levels of uric acid in your body. It may be the case that the body is making too much of this substance. Ineffective removal of uric acid by your body can be an alternative reason. Big toe is frequently affected by gout and is usually accompanied by a swollen, red, and tender joint. more...

Achilles tendinitis

This is a condition of irritation and inflammation of the Achilles tendon in the back of the foot. It is a common condition that tends to occur in non-professional athletes. more...

Foot ulcers

First signs of ulceration may include inflammation, irritation, redness and blistering. If this foot condition proceeds, a patient may experience open wounds that do not easily heal and drain fluid. Foot ulcers are frequently seen in patients with conditions that include Raynaud'sphenomenon, circulatory problems, atherosclerosis,foot bone or muscle abnormalities and peripheral neuropathy. Diabetic ulcers are the most common foot injury which can require lower extremity amputation. Individuals with diabetes should pay special attention to foot ulcers and seek professional help sooner rather than later.more...


This is an especially hardened spot of skin that has become relatively thick due to repeated friction, pressure, or irritation. Higher risk of complications from calluses can exist for those who are diabetic or a problem that causes poor circulation.more...

Foot wart


Taylors bunion


Fracture of the ankle

Typically caused by the ankle rolling inward or outward, ankle fractures are a common injury. The extent and type of ankle fractures varies greatly. Each and every ankle fracture must be treated individually, because no two ankle fractures are alike. You must see a foot specialist and discuss treatment options. more...

Heel pain

Heel pain is a fairly common problem in adults that may lead to significant pain and disability. Different soft tissue, systemic, and osseous disorders can cause pain in the heel. more...

Feet and diabetes

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

Nail fungus


Flat feet

A small segment of the general population suffers from a hereditary flat foot. Usually this condition is developed, and very few patients are born with pes planus or fallen arches. When a patient has flat feet, the sole of the foot can come into complete or near-complete contact with the ground surface.more...



Mallet toe

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


When a person has a bunion, the big toe angles toward the second toe. This condition is called hallux valgus. It is often the case that bunions are seen in the family. more...

Foot fungus

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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
"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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