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Welcome to the Honolulu source for information on foot, heel, toe, and ankle pain and treatment options for foot-related conditions.

Did you know...
Strains and sprains of the ankle are roughly 60% of foot and ankle injuries reported by the US population older than 17.

Healthy feet are vital to active pain free lifestyle, whether you participate in a sport, play with your kids, or like taking long strolls.

A typical person makes more than 3,000 steps each day. This is a statistic many people find astounding. Without question an active life depends on pain free and healthy feet.

Foot Fact...
Calluses and corns are caused by pressure and friction from skin rubbing against bony areas when wearing shoes. Corns and calluses develop as nature's way of protecting sensitive areas.

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

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



 

Common Foot Problems
Hammer Toe Corn Diabetes and Feet Athlete's Foot
Ankle Fracture Foot fungus Taylors bunion / bunionette Arthritis
Neuroma Morton's Neuroma Bunions Foot warts
Diabetic Ulcer Fallen arches Heel Spurs Claw Foot
Plantar Fasciitis Ankle Sprain Mallet Toes Ulcers
Nerve Entrapment Nail fungus / Onychomycosis Ganglion Achilles Tendinitis
Ingrown toenails Gout Calluses Ankle Pain
Heel Pain      


Taylors bunion

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Achilles tendinitis

This condition can be characterized as the inflammation of Achilles tendon. This tendon is a band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to the heel. Achilles tendinitis is often a running injury that can develop from intense exercise, overuse, jumping, or other activities that can irritate the tendon and calf muscles. more...

Hammer toe

Hammer toe can be characterized as bending of one or both joints of the toe, which results in a condition that makes a toe have a hammer-like shape. Although second, third, fourth, or fifth (small) toe can be a hammer toe, the 2nd toe is usually the one that's affected. Hammertoe may be inherited, can be caused by muscle/tendon imbalance, or be caused by an earlier trauma to the toe.Hammertoes do tend to be progressive, and will often get worse with time. Without treatment they may develop sores, and become more rigid and painful.more...

Foot Ganglions

A foot ganglion is a fluid filled swelling that is often found on top of the ankle or foot. Ganglions can get bigger in size with time but are usually slow to develop. Ganglion on the foot can be treated with a few options.more...

Heel pain

Heel pain is an often-seen problem in adults that can cause significant discomfort and disability. Pain in the heel can be caused by a variety of soft tissue, systemic, and osseous conditions. more...

Diabetes and foot health

Because nerve damage from diabetes can lead to loss of sensation in your foot, it may be hard to feel a cut,a blister or a sore. These at first trivial injuries can cause ulcers and infections. In more serious cases amputation may be necesary.more...

Diabetes and ulcers

Diabetic patients have a higher risk of foot ulcerations due to both neurologic and vascular complications. Formation of ulcers is associated with common risk factors that include diabetic neuropathy, structural foot deformity and peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot condition that can lead to amputation.more...

Corns

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

Calluses

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

Arthritis and feet

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

Foot fungus

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Ingrown toenail

This problem occurs when the edge of the nail protrudes downward and into the skin at the tip of the toe. You should see a specialist right away if you have nerve damage in the leg or foot, an infection around the nail, poor blood circulation to your foot, or diabetes. Do not try to treat this problem at home.more...

Mallet toes

The difference between hammertoe and mallet toe is subtle. In hammer toe it is the middle joint that is bend, in mallet toe the affected joint is the upper joint. Both conditions are frequently produced by shoes that are too tight. High heels can also cause mallet toe and hammertoe. Untreated hammertoe or mallet toe may potentially cause you to develop persistent pain which affects your ability to walk and can restrict motion of your foot.more...

Foot wart

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Nerve entrapment

Repeated microtrauma or acute trauma can lead to nerve entrapment. Repetitive damage can result from ill-fitting footwear, sports, or foot deformities. Injury to the nerve develops as a result of either compression caused by scar tissue or other growths extending pressure on the nerve. more...

Ankle fracture

Ankle fracture can be a simple break in the bone that does not impact your ability to walk, or it can involve multiple fractures that can make it necessary for you to avoid pressure on the ankle for months. Since no two ankle fractures are the same, every ankle fracture must be treated individually. You should consult a podiatric physician and discuss treatment approach. more...

Gout

Gout is a medical condition that results from uric acid build-up in the joint or tissues. There are several causes for having abnormally high levels of uric acid in the body. For example it can be the case that the body is creating excess of this substance. Alternatively it may be the case that the body is just not eliminating uric acid as it should. Big toe is frequently affected by gout and is typically accompanied by a tender, swollen, and red joint. more...

Athletes foot

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Neuroma

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Ankle pain

The ankle is one of the most commonly injured joints of the body. The human ankle plays a crucial part in standing and walking and should be treated properly and taken seriously when injury to the ankle occurs. more...

Flat feet

Flat feet, also referred to as pes planus or fallen arches, is a foot condition in which the foot arch has collapsed. With flat feet the entire sole of the foot can come into complete or near-complete contact with the ground surface.more...

Morton's neuroma

Morton's neuroma is caused by the tissue thickening around one of the nerves that leads to the toes. The area between your third and fourth toes is the one typically affected. Morton's neuroma may develop due to irritation, injury or pressure. This condition affects the ball of the foot. It can be accompanied by sharp pain or a sensation similar to standing on a foreign object like a rock or a twig.more...

Foot ulcers

First symptoms of foot ulcer may include irritation, blistering, inflammation and redness. If this foot condition advances, the individual may experience open wounds that drain fluid and do not easily heal. Individuals with conditions that include circulatory problems, atherosclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, foot bone or muscle abnormalities and Raynaud'sphenomenon are at higher risk of developing foot ulcers. Individuals with diabetes should pay special attention to foot ulcers and seek immediate professional advice.more...

Claw foot

Toes of people with claw foot, bend up at the joints closest to the foot and it is not unusual that at the middle joints the toes will bend downwards. Claw toes may result from a condition related to the nerves in the leg or a problem in the spinal cord. Those with health problems like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis are at a higher risk of having claw toes. more...

Heel spur

Frequently related to plantar fasciitis, a heel spur is a bony protrusion that may develop on the heel bone. This point is also a where plantar fascia makes contact with the heel bone. Untreated heel spur can become very painful and debilitating. Determining the cause for excessive stretching of the plantar fascia is the key for the effective treatment of heel spurs.more...

Sprained ankle

According to the American Academy of Family Practice, annually, roughly one million people in the U.S. visit a doctor about injury to the ankle. And sprained ankle is the most common reason. Foot is the most common site of sprains. Sprains are not limited to sports activity. They can also happen during ordinary activities like walking or getting out of bed.more...

Toe nail fungus

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Plantar_Fasciitis

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Bunion

A bunion can be described as a bump on the inside edge of the big toe which forms when the big toe points towards the adjacent second toe. It is often the case that bunions run in the family. more...


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