Irvine - California Foot & Ankle Institute
18952 MacArthur Blvd. Suite 102
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: (949) 242-2042 is Irvine's central source for treatment alternatives for conditions and diseases related to the pain or discomfort of the toe, heel, ankle, or foot.

Did you know...
Plantar warts are caused by a virus which may invade the bottom of the foot through cuts or breaks in skin. Walking without footwear on dirty pavement or littered ground can expose a foot to this sometimes painful skin infection.

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

A typical person on average can take more than 3,000 steps each day. This is a statistic many people find amazing. Without question feet that are free of pain are of pivotal importance to a fulfilling life.

Foot Fact...
In the US, on average, a podiatrist is 42 years old and has been practicing podiatry for 13 years.

With assistance from a Irvine foot doctor or a doctor specialized in treatment of foot and ankle problems you can make a key first step to prevention of more pronounced complications.

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

Common Foot Problems
Achilles Tendonitis Arthritis Ingrown toenails Diabetic Ulcer
Nail fungus Foot fungus Nerve Entrapment Pain in the heel
Ankle Sprain Foot Ulcer Taylors bunion Flat Foot
Calluses Ankle Pain Diabetes and Feet Foot warts
Ganglion Claw Foot / Claw Toes Ankle Fracture Mallet Toe
Corn Gout Mortons Neuroma Hammer Toe
Athlete's Foot Neuromas Heel Spurs Plantar Fasciitis

Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can be caused by repeated microtrauma or acute trauma. Repeated microtrauma can result from poorly fitted shoes, structural foot deformities, or athletic activity. Nerve injury is caused by either compression from scar tissue or other growths exerting pressure on the nerve. more...

Ulcers and diabetes

Patients with diabetes are prone to foot ulcers due to both vascular and neurologic complications. Peripheral arterial occlusive disease, diabetic neuropathy, and structural foot deformity are typical risk factors for ulcers. It is also critical to note that these diabetic ulcers are the most common foot injury which can require lower extremity amputation.more...

Mortons neuroma

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

Achilles tendinitis

Characterized as the inflammation of Achilles tendon, this condition effects the back of the foot when a band of connective tissue that joins calf muscles to your heel becomes aggravated. Frequently precipitated by overuse of the effected limb, this is a condition is common among non-professional athletes training under less than perfect conditions. more...

Foot ulcers

Foot ulcers are open sores that do not heal or keep coming back. They can be categorized as venous statis, neurotrophic or arterial. Foot ulcers are frequently seen in people with conditions that include atherosclerosis, Raynaud'sphenomenon, foot bone or muscle abnormalities,peripheral neuropathy and circulatory problems. Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot problem that can lead to lower extremity amputation. Patients with diabetes should pay special attention to foot ulcers and seek immediate medical assistance.more...

Sprained ankle

An estimated 1 million people visit a doctor about ankle-related injury. The most common location of sprains is the ankle joint. Sprains are not limited to athletic activity. They can also happen during everyday activities such as getting out of bed or walking.more...

Gout and Feet

Gout is a medical disorder which results from uric acid build-up in the joint or tissues. Your body may have higher-than-normal levels of uric acid for several reasons. Your body is potentially creating too much of this substance. Inadequate removal of uric acid by the body may be an alternative cause. This condition is often accompanied by a red, tender, and swollen joint and often involves the large toe. more...

Feet and diabetes

Patients who have diabetes must be familiar with how to prevent foot-related problems before they happen. It is also important to recognize these problems as soon as they occur, and get immediate help as soon as a problem is first noticed. While treatment of foot problems for those who have diabetes has improved, prevention is still the best option for avoiding complications from diabetes.more...


This is a hardened spot of skin which has become relatively thick due to repeated irritation, pressure, or friction. If you are diabetic or have a illness that causes poor circulation to your feet, you have increased risk of complications arising from calluses.more...

Ingrown toenail

Ingrown toenail often happens as the edge of the nail grows down and into the skin at the tip of the toe. If you have an infection around the nail, nerve damage in the leg or foot, diabetes, or poor blood circulation to your foot, you should see a professional as soon as possible. Don't attempt to treat this problem yourself.more...


These are very common and are known to health professionals as ‘helomas’. Foot corns form due to excessive skin friction and pressure at the toes or foot. The difference between foot calluses and foot corns is that calluses are wider and flatter patches of hardened skin, and corns are thick, smaller, usually circular or dome-shaped areas. Foot corns can become very painful if left untreated.more...



Ankle pain

Made up of ligaments, muscles, bones and tendons your ankle is an intricate structure. The ankle is one of the most commonly injured joints of the human body. Because of the ankle's central role in walking and standing, ankle problems should be treated properly and taken seriously. more...

Hammer toes

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

Foot fungus


Fracture of the ankle

Ankle fracture can be a one single break in one bone, which may not prevent you from walking, or it can be caused by several fractures, which can force your ankle out of alignment and can require that you avoid pressure on the ankle for a few months. Since no two ankle fractures are the same, each ankle fracture must be diagnosed individually. more...



Athletes foot


Painful heels

With a potential to lead to pronounced discomfort and pain, heel pain is a fairly common problem in adults. Occasionally caused by tendonitis, a stress fracture, arthritis, nerve irritation, or a cyst, heel pain can stem from different causes. more...

Heel spur

Often related to plantar fasciitis, a heel spur is a hook of bone that can form on the calcaneus (heel bone). This is also a point of attachment for plantar fascia. Untreated heel spur can potentially become very 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...

Nail fungus


Foot Ganglions

A ganglion is a swelling filled with fluid that can form on any part of the foot, but is usually found on the ankle or top of the foot. Ganglions can get bigger in size over time but are generally slow growing. more...



Flat feet

Almost a quarter of population has flat feet (condition also referred to as fallen arches or pes planus). Although for most flat feet aren't a problem, for some this condition can cause considerable foot pain. The entire sole of the foot can come into complete or almost-complete contact with the ground when a patient has flat feet.more...


A bunion is formed when the base of the big toe pushes outward on the first metatarsal bone. It is often the case that bunions run in the family. more...

Mallet toe

There is a small difference between a mallet toe and hammer toe. In mallet toe it is the upper joint that is bent whereas in hammer toe it is the middle joint. Shoes that are poorly fitted can also lead to development of both problems. Mallet toe and hammertoe can also be caused by high heels. If ignored hammertoe or mallet toe can potentially cause you to develop persistent discomfort that affects your ability to walk and can limit motion of the foot.more...

Claw foot

Claw foot is a deformity of toes in which the toe joint that is closest to the foot is curved up and the other toe joints are curved downward, causing the toe to resemble a claw. Claw foot may result from a problem with leg nerves or a condition affecting the spinal cord. Higher risk individuals more likely to have claw toes include those with health problems such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis. more...

Taylors bunion


Arthritis and feet

There are three types of arthritis that may affect your foot and ankle. These include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. However there are numerous treatment options available. more...
Call Us for a Complimentaty Consultation:
(949) 242-2042


(760) 927-3020


Call Us for a Complimentaty Consultation:
(949) 242-2042


(760) 927-3020


Office Locations:
Irvine Foot Doctor or Podiatrist to Treat Toe, Heel, and Ankle Pain(Irvine)


18952 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 102
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 242-2042  Directions
Irvine Foot Doctor or Podiatrist to Treat Toe, Heel, and Ankle Pain(Victorville)


14400 Bear Valley Road, Suite 201
Victorville, CA 92392
(760) 927-3020  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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