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

Did you know...
Thirty nine percent of all foot care is delivered by podiatric physicians who are the major providers of foot and ankle treatment services. Accounting for the rest, all other physicians provide 37% of all foot and ankle treatment, orthopedic physicians provide 13 percent of all foot treatment, and physical therapists and others provide 11% of all foot treatment.

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

Although activity levels differ a typical person can take more than 3,000 steps a day. This is a statistic many people find amazing. It goes without saying that feet that are free of pain are of pivotal importance to an active and healthy life.

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

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

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


Foot corns are very similar to calluses, because they develop when the skin becomes thicker in response to excessive pressure. 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. Corns can become very painful if left untreated.more...

Foot Ganglions

A foot ganglion is a swelling filled with fluid that is often found on top of the ankle or foot. Ganglions caused by weakening and irritation of the joint lining can get bigger in size with time but are usually slow to develop. There are several options for treating a ganglion on the foot.more...

Ingrown toenail

To a podiatrist an ingrown toenail is a common condition. It occurs when the nail grows down and under/into the skin at the tip of the toe. You should see a medical professional right away if you have poor blood circulation to your foot, diabetes, nerve damage in the leg or foot, or an infection around the nail. Do not try to treat this problem yourself.more...

Diabetic ulcers

Patients with diabetes are prone to foot ulcerations due to vascular and neurologic complications. Diabetic neuropathy, peripheral arterial occlusive disease and structural foot deformity are typical risk factors for ulcer formation. It is also critical to note that these diabetic ulcers are the most common foot problem that can lead to lower extremity amputation.more...

Feet and diabetes

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



Claw toes

When a person has claw foot, toes bend upward at the joints closest to the foot and sometimes at the middle joints the toes will curve downwards. This condition can develop because of other disorders or can be congenital. Higher risk patients more likely to have claw toes include those with illnesses like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis. more...

Flat foot

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

Athletes foot


Ankle pain

Held together by ligaments and tendons, the ankle gives the foot a wide range of motion. The ankle is one of the frequently injured joints of the body. The human ankle plays a crucial role in standing and walking and should be taken seriously and treated properly when ankle problem occurs. more...

Pain in the heel

Heel pain is a common foot problem with the discomfort usually present under your heel (plantar fasciitis) or just behind it. Generally heel pain does not result from single injury, such as a fall or a twist, but rather the consequence of repeated or excessive heel stress. more...

Sprained ankle

Roughly 1 million individuals in the U.S. see a medical professional about an acute ankle-related injury. The most typical location of sprains is the ankle. Sprains are not limited to athletic activity. They can also happen during everyday activities like walking or getting out of bed.more...

Heel spur

Often associated with plantar fasciitis, a heel spur is a bony protrusion that can develop on the heel bone. This point is also a where plantar fascia is attached to heel bone. A heel spur can potentially become very painful and affect ones ability to stay mobile. The key for the effective treatment of heel spurs is finding the cause of excessive stretching of the plantar fascia.more...


These are thick, hardened patches of skin that develop when the skin tries to protect itself against friction and/or pressure. If you have a health problem that causes poor circulation to your feet, you are at greater risk of complications arising from calluses.more...

Nail fungus


Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can be caused by repeated microtrauma or acute trauma. Things like structural foot defects, sports-related activity, or poorly fitted shoes can lead to repetitive microtrauma. Compression caused by scar tissue or other tissue growth exert pressure on the nerve and lead to nerve injury. more...

Morton's neuroma

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

Hammer toes

Hammer toe is the bending of one or both joints of the toe, that results in a deformity that makes a toe have a shape similar to that of a hammer. This condition can affect 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th (small) toe, but usually affects the second toe. Hammertoe may have several causes. Hammer toe can be inherited, result from an earlier trauma to the toe, or be caused by muscle/tendon imbalance.Hammer toes often get worse over time and are progressive. more...





Ankle fracture

Ankle fractures can range from avulsion injuries to severe breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both. Each and every ankle fracture should be treated individually, because no two ankle fractures are alike. more...

Foot fungus


Mallet toes

Mallet toe and hammer toe are very similar. In hammer toe the bent joint is in the middle joint. In mallet toe the bent joint is the upper joint. Foot wear that is poorly fitted can also precipitate both problems. Mallet toe and hammertoe can also develop from wearing high heels. Ability to walk and to have unrestricted movement of your foot can be negatively affected when mallet toe or hammertoe are ignored.more...

Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis, also sometimes referenced to as Achilles tendinitis, is a potentially very painful and often debilitating inflammation and irritation of the Achilles tendon. Often caused by overuse of the effected limb, Achilles tendinitis is common among non-professional sports enthusiasts training under less than perfect conditions. more...

Foot ulcers

Foot ulcers can be categorized as neurotrophic, venous statis or arterial. They are open sores that do not easily heal or keep returning. Patients with diabetes should pay special attention to foot ulceration and seek immediate medical assistance.more...

Gout and Feet

Gout is a medical disorder which results from the build-up of uric acid in the tissues or joint. Increased levels of uric acid in the body can exist for several reasons. The body is potentially creating excess uric acid. Inadequate removal of uric acid by your body can be an alternative cause. Large toe is frequently affected by gout and is usually accompanied by a red, swollen, and tender joint. more...

Arthritis and feet

There are 3 types of arthritis that may affect your foot, which include osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Fortunately several treatment approaches are available. more...


When the base of the big toe pushes outward on the first metatarsal bone (the bone directly behind the big toe) a bunion can form. It is often the case that bunions are seen in the family. more...

Taylors bunion

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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
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