Irvine - California Foot & Ankle Institute
18952 MacArthur Blvd. Suite 102
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: (949) 833-3406

Welcome to the Irvine resource and hub for information on foot, toe, heel, and ankle pain and various treatment alternatives.

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

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

An average person makes more than 3,000 steps each day. This is a statistic many find remarkable. It is clear that feet that are free of pain are of pivotal importance to a healthy and active life.

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

On the pages of you will find general information on common foot problems from bunions, toe deformities, flat feet, hammer toes and heel pain, to heel spurs, nail fungus, gout, calluses, plantar fasciitis, corns and ankle pain related to ankle injury like a sprain or ankle fracture. While we hope that you find this information useful please note that the nature of your foot or ankle 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.

Foot Fact...
About sixty percent of foot and ankle injuries reported by the US population older than 17 are strains and sprains of the ankle.

Common Foot Problems
Achilles Tendinitis Ingrown Toenail Athlete's Foot Gout
Diabetes and Feet Ankle Fracture Calluses Ankle Pain
Heel Spur Nerve Entrapment Mallet Toe Claw Toes
Ganglions Fallen arches Plantar Fasciitis Bunions
Toenail fungus Ulcers Neuromas Mortons Neuroma
Arthritis Diabetic Ulcer Ankle Sprain Foot warts
Bunionette Foot fungus Pain in the heel Hammer Toe


These develop as the skin attempts to protect itself against friction and/or pressure. Greater risk of complications from calluses can exist for people who have diabetes or another illness that causes poor circulation in the feet.more...

Diabetes and feet

Individuals with diabetes should know how to prevent foot problems before they happen. It is also important to recognize these problems as soon as they occur, and get immediate treatment as soon as a problem is first noticed. Prevention remains as the best option for avoiding complications from diabetes.more...


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

Diabetic ulcers

Diabetics have a higher risk of foot ulcers because of both vascular and neurologic complications. The formation of foot ulcers is associated with common risk factors which include diabetic neuropathy, structural foot deformity and peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot injury which can lead to amputation.more...

Heel spur

Often related to plantar fasciitis, a heel spur is a bony protrusion that may form on the calcaneus (heel bone). This is also a point of attachment for plantar fascia. Without treatment heel spur can potentially become painful and impact ones ability to stay mobile. Determining the cause for excessive stretching of the plantar fascia is the key for the effective treatment of the heel spur.more...

Foot ulcers

Foot ulcers are wounds that do not heal or keep coming back. They can be categorized as venous statis, neurotrophic or arterial. Diabetic patients should pay special attention to foot ulcers and seek professional help sooner rather than later.more...

Ingrown toenail

Ingrown toenail frequently occurs when the tip of the nail grows down and into the skin at the tip of the toe. You should see a specialist right away if you have poor blood circulation to your foot, an infection around the nail, nerve damage in the leg or foot, or diabetes. Don't attempt to treat this problem at home.more...


When a patient has a bunion, the big toe angles toward the second toe, a deformity also called hallux valgus. Bunions can be just one of several problems due to weak or poor foot structure, and can develop with arthritis more...




Gout is a medical disorder that results from the build-up of uric acid in the tissues or joint. Several causes exist for having abnormally high levels of uric acid in your body. One possibility is that the body is creating excess uric acid. Inefficient removal of uric acid by the body may be an alternative cause. Foot gout is often accompanied by a tender, red, and swollen joint and frequently involves the big toe. more...

Painful heels

With a potential to lead to substantial discomfort and pain, heel pain is a common problem in adults. A number of osseous, systemic, and soft tissue disorders can cause heel pain. more...

Foot fungus


Nerve entrapment

Acute trauma or repeated microtrauma can cause nerve entrapment. Things like sports-related activity, foot deformities, or poorly fitting footwear can lead to repeated microtrauma. Injury to the nerve develops due to either compression from scar tissue or tissue growths exerting pressure on the nerve. more...

Athletes foot


Sprained ankle

If you think you have an ankle sprain, you are not alone; each year, roughly one million individuals visit a medical professional about an acute ankle-related injury. And sprained ankle is frequently the reason. The most common location of sprains is the ankle joint. Sprains often occur when you fall, when you suddenly twist your ankle too far, when you force the joint out of its regular position, or when you walk or run on an uneven surface.more...

Ankle fracture

Most often caused by ankle rolling outward or inward, fractures of the ankle are a common injury. Each and every ankle fracture should be diagnosed individually, since no two ankle fractures are alike. You must consult a podiatric physician and discuss treatment options. more...

Hammer toe

Hammer toe is a deformity of the toe, in which the end of the toe is curved in the downward direction. Although 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th (small) toe can be affected by this condition, the second toe is usually the one that's affected. Hammertoe can have several possible causes. Hammer toe may be inherited, result from an earlier trauma to the toe, or be caused by muscle/tendon imbalance.Hammer toes usually get worse with time and have a tendency to be progressive. more...



Morton's neuroma

Morton's neuroma develops as a consequence of thickening of tissue around the nerve that leads to the toes. The area between third and fourth toes is the one often 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. It can be accompanied by burning pain or a sensation similar to stepping on a foreign object like a twig or a rock.more...

Claw foot or toes

Toes of those with claw foot, bend in the upward direction at the foot’s ball joints. It is not unusual that at the middle joints the toes will curve in the downward direction. Claw foot may result from a problem with leg nerves or a problem in the spinal cord. Higher risk individuals more likely to have claw toes include those with health problems such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes or psoriasis. more...

Foot Ganglions

A foot ganglion is a fluid filled swelling often found on top of the foot or ankle. Ganglions can increase in size over time but are usually slow growing. Ganglion can be treated with different alternatives.more...

Toe nail fungus


Flat foot

Flat feet is a common foot condition in which the foot arch has collapsed. The sole of the foot can come into complete or almost-complete contact with the ground surface when a person has flat feet.more...

Mallet toes

There is a small difference between a mallet toe and hammer toe. In mallet toe the affected is in the upper joint. In hammer toe the affected joint is in the middle joint. Foot wear that is poorly fitted can also lead to formation of both conditions. Mallet toe and hammertoe can also develop from wearing high heels. Ability to walk and to have unlimited movement of your foot can be negatively affected when mallet toe or hammertoe are ignored.more...

Ankle pain

Of all the parts of the body, the ankle definitely stands out as one of the most frequently injured. Due to the ankle's central role in standing and walking, injuries to the ankle should be treated properly and taken seriously. more...




Foot corns are a frequent problem seen by podiatrists. Pathologically foot corns and calluses are similar, because they form when the skin becomes thicker in response to irritation. The main difference between foot calluses and foot corns is that calluses are flatter and wider patches of thickened skin, while corns are thick, smaller, usually circular or dome-shaped areas. When left untreated corns can potentially become painful.more...

Foot wart


Achilles tendinitis

This common foot problem can be characterized as the inflammation of the Achilles tendon, the band of tissue that connects muscles of the calf at the back of the lower leg to your heel. Generally caused by overuse of the effected limb, this common foot problem is more common among athletes training under less than perfect conditions. more...
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(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
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