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

Did you know...
More than 10% of podiatrists are women.

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

Although activity levels differ by individual on average a typical person can make more than 3,000 steps a day. A statistic that many people find remarkable. It goes without saying that feet that are free of pain are of pivotal importance to a healthy and active life.

With assistance from a Honolulu foot doctor or a specialist trained and experienced in treatment of foot and ankle problems you can make the best first step to prevention of more pronounced and serious complications.

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

Foot Fact...
Roughly five percent of the United States population has other toenail problems or ingrown toenails each year.



 

Common Foot Problems
Ankle Pain Fungus Ingrown Toenail Ganglion
Mallet Toes Diabetes Bunions Mortons Neuroma
Hammer Toe Achilles Tendonitis Claw Toes Ulcer
Foot arthritis Pain in the heel Calluses Ankle Sprain
Plantar Fasciitis Foot warts Neuromas Corns
Fallen arches Heel Spur Ankle Fracture Gout
Nail fungus / Onychomycosis Diabetic Ulcers Athlete's Foot Taylors bunion / bunionette
Nerve Entrapment      


Morton's neuroma

Tissue thickening around one of the nerves that leads to your toes is what usually causes Morton's neuroma. This often occurs in the area between third and fourth toes. Morton's neuroma can occur because of pressure, injury or irritation. This condition affects the ball of the foot and can be accompanied by burning pain or a sensation similar to stepping or standing on a foreign object like a twig or a rock.more...

Pain in the heel

Heel pain is a common foot problem. The pain usually happens under your heel (plantar fasciitis) or just behind it. Most frequently pain in the heel is not the result of single injury, like a fall or a twist, but instead the consequence of repeated or excessive heel stress. more...

Gout and Feet

Gout is a medical condition that results from the build-up of uric acid in the tissues or joint. There are several causes for having higher-than-normal levels of uric acid in your body. One possibility is that the body is making too much of this substance. Inefficient removal of uric acid by your body may be another cause. Gout is often accompanied by a tender, red, and swollen joint and often involves the big toe. more...

Foot fungus

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Taylors bunion

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Heel spur

Often related to plantar fasciitis, a heel spur is a hook of bone that may develop on the heel bone. This is also a location where plantar fascia joins onto calcaneus. A heel spur can potentially become very painful and affect ones ability to stay mobile. Correctly diagnosing the reason behind excessive stretching of the plantar fascia is the key for the effective treatment of heel spurs.more...

Foot ulcer

Foot ulcers are open sores that do not easily 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 circulatory problems, foot bone or muscle abnormalities, peripheral neuropathy,atherosclerosis and Raynaud'sphenomenon. Diabetic ulcers are the most common foot injury that can require lower extremity amputation. Individuals suffering from diabetes should pay special attention to ulcers and seek immediate medical assistance.more...

Calluses

Calluses develop as the skin attempts to protect itself against friction or pressure. Greater risk of complications from calluses can exist for individuals who have diabetes or another problem that causes poor circulation.more...

Toe nail fungus

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Ingrown toenails

Ingrown toenail frequently occurs when the edge of the nail grows downward 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 immediately. Do not treat this problem yourself.more...

Flat feet

A relatively small fraction of the population suffers from an inherited flat foot, and this condition is usually developed, not inherited. Very few individuals are born with this condition also known as "fallen arches" or "pes planus". The sole of the foot can come into almost-complete or complete contact with the floor surface when a patient has flat feet.more...

Bunion

When a person has a bunion, the big toe angles toward the other toes. This condition is also called hallux valgus. With time, the abnormal position makes the joint bigger, which results in additional crowding of other toes and causing pain. more...

Claw foot or toes

Toes of people with claw foot, bend upward at the joints closest to the foot. Sometimes at the middle joints the toes will curve downwards. Claw toes can develop because of other disorders or can be congenital. Higher risk individuals more likely to have claw toes include those with health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes or psoriasis. more...

Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can be indirectly caused by repeated microtrauma or acute trauma. Things like sports-related activity, poorly fitting footwear, or structural foot defects can lead to mircotrauma. Injury to the nerve is caused by either compression caused by scar tissue or other growths exerting pressure on the nerve. more...

Diabetes and ulcers

Patients with diabetes have a higher risk of foot ulcerations because of neurologic and vascular conditions. Formation of ulcers is associated with common risk factors which include diabetic neuropathy, structural foot deformity and peripheral arterial occlusive disease. It is important to note that these diabetic ulcers are the most common foot condition that can lead to lower extremity amputation.more...

Plantar_Fasciitis

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Wart

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Ankle fracture

Fractures in the ankle can range from avulsion injuries to more serious breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both. Different ankle fractures exist. Because no two ankle fractures are the same, each ankle fracture must be diagnosed individually. more...

Neuroma

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Athletes foot

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Arthritis

There are 3 types of arthritis that may affect your foot and ankle. These include post-traumatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. However numerous treatment options are available. These should be considered early so that treatment can begin sooner rather than later. more...

Hammer toes

This is a deformity of the toe, in which the end of the toe is bent in the downward direction. This condition can affect second, third, fourth, or fifth (small) toe, but typically affects the 2nd toe. Hammertoe may be inherited, result from muscle/tendon imbalance, or be a result of an earlier trauma to the toe.Hammertoes can be progressive, and will frequently get worse over time. more...

Ankle pain

Consisting of muscles, ligaments, bones and tendons your ankle is an elaborate biomechanical structure. Of all the parts of the human body, the ankle definitely stands out as one of the most commonly injured. The human ankle plays a critical part in walking and standing and should be taken seriously and treated properly when ankle problem occurs. more...

Corns

Corns are common and are known to podiatric physicians as ‘helomas’. Foot corns develop due to excessive skin friction and pressure at the toes or foot. Foot corns are a natural way for the body to defend itself against sustained pressure and irritation on the skin. If left untreated corns can potentially become very painful.more...

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. Foot ganglions caused by weakening and irritation of the joint lining can increase in size over time but are typically slow to develop. Ganglion on the foot can be treated with several different alternatives.more...

Achilles tendinitis

Characterized as inflammation of the Achilles tendon, this condition effects the back of the foot when a band of tissue that connects calf muscles to your heel becomes aggravated. Frequently caused by overuse of the effected limb, this common foot problem is more common among non-professional sports enthusiasts training under less than ideal conditions. more...

Mallet toe

The difference between mallet toe and hammertoe is slight. In hammer toe the affected joint is in the middle joint. In mallet toe the affected joint is the upper joint. Both foot problems are often precipitated by shoes that are poorly fitted. High heels can also precipitate development of mallet toe and hammertoe. If ignored mallet toe or hammertoe may potentially cause you to develop persistent discomfort that affects your ability to walk properly and can limit motion of your foot.more...

Feet and diabetes

Patients who have diabetes must be familiar with how to prevent problems before they happen. Likewise it's important to recognize these problems early, and get right treatment when a problem is first noticed. Treatment of foot problems for those who have diabetes has improved, nonetheless prevention is still the best option for avoiding diabetic complications.more...

Ankle sprain

If you think you have an ankle sprain, you are not alone; every year, roughly 1 million people in the United States see a doctor about ankle injury. And ankle sprains are the most common reason. Foot is the most common location of sprains. Ankles are often sprained when you fall, when you force the joint out of its normal position, when you suddenly twist your ankle too far, or when you walk or run on an uneven surface.more...


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