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

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

Did you know...
The podiatric physician (doctor of podiatric medicine, or DPM) is specialist trained in the care of your feet. She or he receives conventional medical training and a special training on the ankle, lower leg, and foot. All 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia require that they pass thorough state board test before being licensed, and most require continuing education programs for regular license renewal.

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

A typical person on average takes more than 3,000 steps each day. An astounding number and a sobering reminder of how important strong, healthy, and pain free feet are to mobile and active lifestyle. It goes without saying that pain free and healthy feet are of pivotal importance to a healthy and active lifestyle.

Foot Fact...
Approximately 84% of all US hospitals have podiatrists as part of their staff. Typically the larger the hospital, the more likely it is to have podiatrists on its staff.

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

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

Foot Fact...
Podiatrists are more likely to be chosen by the older patients. According to Medicare data podiatrists are the physicians of choice for 55% of rearfoot surgery, seventy eight percent of bunion surgery, 69% of metatarsal surgery, and 83% of hammertoe surgery. Medical Economics magazine reported that 56% of all older patients have seen a podiatric physician.

Common Foot Problems
Achilles Tendonitis Ingrown Toenail Gout Diabetic Ulcer
Flat Feet Ankle Pain Corns Plantar Fasciitis
Bunionette Morton's Neuroma Ulcers Ankle Fracture
Nerve Entrapment Calluses Diabetes and Feet Mallet Toe
Ankle Sprain Neuroma Claw Foot / Claw Toes Fungus
Ganglions Pain in the heel Heel Spur Hammer Toes
Arthritis Foot warts Athlete's Foot Nail fungus / Onychomycosis

Foot Ganglions

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

Hammer toe

This is a deformity of the toe, in which the tip of the toe is curved in the downward direction. This condition can affect 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th (small) toe, but frequently affects the second toe. Hammer toe can have several possible causes. Hammer toe may be inherited, can be caused by muscle/tendon imbalance, or be a result of an earlier trauma to the toe.Hammertoes have a tendency to be progressive, and will often get worse with time. more...

Mallet toes

The distinction between mallet toe and hammertoe is very small. In hammer toe it is the middle joint that is bend, in mallet toe the affected joint is the upper joint. Foot wear that is too tight can also lead to formation of both problems. Mallet toe and hammertoe can also be caused by high heels. Your ability to walk properly and to have unlimited motion of your foot can be negatively affected when hammertoe or mallet toe are left untreated.more...




Your foot can be affected by three types of arthritis, which include osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. However there are numerous treatment approaches available. It is important to seek help early so that treatment can begin as soon as possible. more...


Because nerve damage from diabetes can result in loss of feeling in the foot, it may be hard to feel a sore,a cut or a blister. These injuries can lead to formation of ulcers and infections, which is more serious cases may even lead to amputation.more...



Toe nail fungus


Diabetes and ulcers

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



Heel spur

Heel spurs are often associated with plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is a bony protrusion that may develop on heel bone (calcaneus). This is also a point of attachment for plantar fascia. Left untreated heel spur can become painful and affect ones ability to stay mobile. The key for the effective treatment of heel spurs is determination of the cause for excessive stretching of the plantar fascia.more...


Corns are common. Known to podiatric physicians as ‘helomas’, foot corns develop due to unwelcome skin friction and pressure at the toes or foot. Corns are a normal way for the body to defend itself against continuous pressure and irritation on the skin. Corns can become very painful if left untreated.more...

Ankle pain

Made up of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles your ankle is a complex biomechanical structure. Of all the joints of the body, the ankle stands out as one of the most often injured. The ankle plays a critical role in walking and standing. Because of this ankle injuries should be treated properly and taken seriously. more...

Achilles tendinitis

This common foot problem is best characterized as inflammation of Achilles tendon, the band of tissue that connects muscles of the calf at the back of the lower leg to the heel bone. It is a frequent condition that often occurs in recreational sports enthusiasts. more...

Foot fungus




Gout and Feet

Gout results from uric acid build-up in the joint or tissues. Abnormally high levels of uric acid in the body can exist due to several reasons. The body is potentially creating too much of this substance. It's also possible that your body is just not removing uric acid. Big toe is frequently affected by gout and is typically accompanied by a tender, red, and swollen joint. more...

Athletes foot


Ingrown toenail

To a podiatric physician an ingrown toenail is a frequent problem. It happens when the edge of the nail grows down and into the skin at the tip of the toe. If you have diabetes, poor blood circulation to your foot, an infection around the nail, or nerve damage in the leg or foot, you should see a medical professional right away. Don't try to treat this problem at home.more...


A bunion can be characterized as a bony bump on the inside edge of your big toe that is created by the movement of the big toe towards the adjacent second toe. With time, the abnormal position enlarges the joint making it more pronounced, which results in additional crowding of other toes and causing discomfort. more...

Painful heels

Often caused by plantar fasciitis, heel pain is a common foot problem. Occasionally caused by tendonitis, a stress fracture, a cyst, arthritis, or nerve irritation, heel pain can occur due to different causes. more...

Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can result from repeated microtrauma or acute trauma. Mircotrauma can result from ill-fitting footwear, foot deformities, or sports. Injury to the nerve stems from either compression from scar tissue or tissue growth exerting pressure on the nerve. more...

Mortons neuroma

Tissue thickening around the nerve that leads to the toes is what usually leads to Morton's neuroma. This frequently happens in the area between your third and fourth toes. Things like irritation, pressure or injury 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 severe pain or a sensation similar to stepping on a foreign object like a rock or a twig.more...

Flat foot

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

Foot ulcer

Foot ulcers are open sores that do not heal or keep coming back. They can be categorized as venous statis, neurotrophic or arterial. Individuals suffering from diabetes should pay special attention to ulcers and seek immediate medical assistance.more...

Ankle sprain

Each year, an estimated one million individuals in the U.S. see a doctor about an acute injury to the ankle, according to the American Academy of Family Practice. And sprained ankle is one of the most common reasons. The most typical site of sprains is the ankle joint. Ankles are often sprained during athletic activity, but also during routine activities like getting out of bed or walking.more...

Fracture of the ankle

Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries to more serious breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both. Not all ankle fractures are the same. Each and every ankle fracture should be treated individually, since no two ankle fractures are alike. more...

Claw toes

This is a condition affecting the toes. When this problem occurs the toe looks like a claw, because the toe joint nearest to the foot is curved up while the other toe joints are curved downward. Claw toes can be a sign of a problem with the nerves in the leg or an illness affecting the spinal cord. Those with health problems such as diabetes, psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis are at a higher risk of having claw toes. more...


Calluses develop in response to pressure or friction as the skin tries to protect itself. If you have a problem that causes inadequate circulation to your feet, you are at greater risk of complications arising from calluses.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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