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Welcome to the Honolulu resource and hub for information on heel, foot, ankle, and toe pain and various treatment options and alternatives for foot conditions and problems related to feet.

Did you know...
In 1994, the average number of yearly patient contacts with a podiatric physician in a multispecialty group practice was 3,491.

Whether you play with your kids, like taking long strolls, or participate in a sport, the health of your feet is vital to sustained pain free mobility.

Although activity levels differ by individual an average person takes more than 3,000 steps each day. A number that many find astounding. It goes without saying that pain free and healthy feet are the underpinning of a fulfilling life.

Foot Fact...
About 84% of all United States hospitals have podiatric physicians as part of their staff. Typically podiatrists are more likely to be on staff in larger hospitals.

Treating your foot condition early with supervision of a foot doctor in Honolulu or a doctor specialized in treatment of foot and ankle problems is key to prevention of more serious complications.

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

Foot Fact...
When you are walking the pressure on your feet exceeds the weight of your body. When you're running, it can be 3 or 4 times your body weight.



 

Common Foot Problems
Corns Nail fungus Ingrown Toenail Diabetic Ulcer
Ankle Fracture Diabetes Foot fungus Foot warts
Ankle Pain Calluses Mortons Neuroma Pain in the heel
Bunions Achilles Tendinitis Nerve Entrapment Ulcer
Bunionette Ankle Sprain Fallen arches Mallet Toes
Ganglion Athlete's Foot Plantar Fasciitis Neuroma
Gout Claw Foot / Claw Toes Heel Spurs Hammer Toes
Arthritis      


Foot Ganglions

A foot ganglion is a fluid filled swelling often found on top of the foot or ankle. Ganglions caused by weakening and irritation of the joint lining can increase in size with time but are usually slow to develop. Ganglion can be treated with several options.more...

Warts

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Hammer toes

Hammer toe is the bending of one or both joints of the toe, which results in a condition that makes a toe take on a hammer-like shape. Although 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th (small) toe can be a hammer toe, the second toe is frequently the one that's affected. Hammertoe may be inherited, result from an earlier trauma to the toe, or be a result of muscle/tendon imbalance.Hammer toes usually get worse with time and tend to be progressive. more...

Foot fungus

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Painful heels

Heel pain is a fairly common problem in adults that can cause pronounced disability and pain. Heel pain can be caused by a number of osseous, soft tissue, and systemic disorders. more...

Diabetes and foot health

Individuals who have diabetes must be aware of how to prevent foot problems before they happen. Likewise it's important to recognize these problems early, and get immediate treatment when a problem is first noticed. While treatment of foot problems for those who have diabetes has improved, prevention remains as the best option for avoiding complications from diabetes.more...

Mallet toes

Mallet toe and hammer toe are very similar. In hammer toe it is the middle joint that is bend, in mallet toe the affected joint is the upper 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 may potentially cause you to develop continuous pain which affects your ability to walk properly and can restrict movement of your foot.more...

Foot ulcer

Foot ulcers are open sores that do not heal or keep coming back. They can be categorized as neurotrophic, venous statis or arterial. Diabetic patients should pay special attention to foot ulceration and seek immediate professional advice.more...

Neuroma

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Morton's neuroma

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

Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can result from repeated microtrauma or acute trauma. Repetitive microtrauma can result from structural foot deformities, sports-related activity, or poorly fitted shoes. Nerve injury develops as a result of either nerve compression by scar tissue or other growths extending pressure on the nerve. more...

Flat foot

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

Ankle fracture

A fractured ankle can be a one single break in the bone that does not prevent you from walking, or it can involve several fractures that can make it necessary for you to avoid putting weight on the ankle for months. Because no two ankle fractures are the same, each and every ankle fracture should be treated individually. more...

Heel spur

Heel spurs are often associated with plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is a bony protrusion that can form on heel bone (calcaneus). This is also a point where plantar fascia makes contact with the calcaneus. A heel spur can become debilitating and painful. First key step for the proper treatment of heel spurs is correctly diagnosing the reason behind excessive stretching of the plantar fascia.more...

Ankle pain

Ankle injuries are some of the most frequent injuries of the body. The ankle plays a central part in walking and standing and should be treated properly and taken seriously when ankle injury occurs. more...

Diabetes and ulcers

Diabetic patients have a higher risk of foot ulcerations due to neurologic and vascular complications. Structural foot deformity, diabetic neuropathy, and peripheral arterial occlusive disease are common risk factors for ulcers. It is important to note that diabetic ulcers are the most common foot injury that can require amputation.more...

Ingrown toenail

To a podiatric physician an ingrown toenail is a familiar condition. It happens when the edge of the nail extends down and under/into the skin at the tip of the toe. If you have an infection around the nail, poor blood circulation to your foot, diabetes, or nerve damage in the leg or foot, you should see a specialist as soon as possible. Don't treat this problem yourself.more...

Athletes foot

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Corns

These are common. Known to podiatric physicians as ‘helomas’, foot corns develop due to excessive skin friction and pressure at the foot or toes. The main distinction between foot calluses and foot corns is that calluses are wider and flatter areas of hardened skin, and corns are thick, smaller, usually circular or dome-shaped areas. Corns can potentially become painful when left untreated.more...

Nail fungus

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Gout

Gout is a condition that results from the build-up of uric acid in the joint or tissues. There are few causes for having abnormally high levels of uric acid in the body. Your body is potentially making too much of this substance. Ineffective removal of uric acid by your body may be an alternative reason. Gout is often accompanied by a swollen, red, and tender joint and often involves the large toe. more...

Arthritis and feet

There are 3 types of arthritis that can affect your foot and ankle. These include post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. However numerous treatment options are available. more...

Claw toes

When someone has claw foot, toes curve in the upward direction at the foot’s ball joints. It is not unusual that at the middle joints the toes will curve in the downward direction. This condition can be congenital or can develop because of other disorders. Higher risk individuals include those with health conditions like psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes. 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. Achilles tendinitis is often a running injury or similar sports related injury that can develop from overuse, intense exercise, jumping, or similar activities that can aggravate the tendon and calf muscles. more...

Bunionette

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Callus

Calluses are thick, hardened patches of skin that develop when the skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure. Higher risk of complications from calluses can exist for those who are diabetic or a illness that causes poor circulation.more...

Ankle sprain

If you think you have an ankle sprain, you are not alone; every year, roughly 1 million individuals see a physician about an acute ankle-related injury. Ankle is the most common site of sprains. Sprains are not limited to sports activity. They can also happen during routine activities such as getting out of bed or walking.more...

Plantar_Fasciitis

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Bunions

Bunions can develop as the big toe pushes up against other toes, forcing your big toe joint outwards. It's fairly common that bunions run in the family. more...


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