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Hello and welcome to the Honolulu central resource and hub for information on foot, ankle, toe, and heel pain and treatment options and alternatives.

Did you know...
On average, the podiatrist in the United States has been in practice 13 years and is 42 years old.

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

Although activity levels differ a typical person can make more than 3,000 steps a day. This is a statistic many find remarkable. It is clear that a healthy and active life relies on pain free and healthy feet.

This is why treating your ankle or foot illness early with help from a Honolulu foot doctor or a doctor specialized in treatment of foot and ankle conditions is key to prevention of more pronounced complications.

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



 

Common Foot Problems
Ankle Pain Corn Calluses Achilles Tendonitis
Ganglions Athlete's Foot Mallet Toes Heel Spurs
Toenail fungus Ingrown toenails Gout Ankle Sprain
Mortons Neuroma Nerve Entrapment Bunionette Warts
Foot fungus Ulcers Foot arthritis Diabetes and Feet
Diabetic Ulcers Bunion Plantar Fasciitis Ankle Fracture
Claw Toes Flat Foot Neuroma Hammer Toe
Pain in the heel      


Corns

These are common. Known to health professionals as ‘helomas’, foot corns form as a consequence of excessive skin friction and pressure at the toes or foot. Foot corns are a natural way for the body to protect itself against continuous pressure on the skin. When left untreated corns can become very painful.more...

Ankle fracture

Typically caused by ankle rolling outward or inward, ankle fractures are a common injury. Every ankle fracture should be diagnosed individually, since no two ankle fractures are the same. more...

Flat foot

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

Foot fungus

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Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can indirectly be caused by repeated microtrauma or acute trauma. Things like sports-related activity, poorly fitted shoes, or structural foot defects can lead to repeated damage. Injury to the nerve stems from either compression from scar tissue or other growths extending pressure on the nerve. more...

Diabetes and foot health

Individuals who have diabetes must be familiar with how to prevent problems before they happen. Likewise it's important to acknowledge these problems as soon as they first occur, and get immediate help as soon as a problem is first noticed. Prevention is still the best option for avoiding complications from diabetes.more...

Wart

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Ulcers and diabetes

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

Neuroma

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Athletes foot

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Ankle sprain

According to the American Academy of Family Practice, each year, an estimated one million people in the U.S. see a physician about ankle-related injury. The most common location of sprains is the foot. Ankles are frequently sprained when you suddenly twist your ankle too far, when you fall, when you force the joint out of its normal position, or when you walk or run on an uneven surface.more...

Claw foot

Toes of people with claw foot, bend up at the joints closest to the foot and sometimes at the middle joints the toes will bend downwards. This condition can develop because of other disorders or can be congenital. Higher risk individuals include those with conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis or diabetes. more...

Achilles tendinitis

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

Bunionette

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Bunions

A bunion can be described as a bony bump on the inside edge of your big toe that is which is caused by the movement of the big toe towards the adjacent second toe. It is often the case that bunions are seen in the family. more...

Ankle pain

Held together by tendons and ligaments, the ankle gives the foot a wide range of motion. The ankle is one of the most frequently injured parts of the human body. The ankle plays a central part in standing and walking and should be treated properly and taken seriously when ankle problem occurs. more...

Gout and Feet

Gout is a condition that results from the build-up of uric acid in the tissues or joint. The body can have higher-than-normal levels of uric acid for several reasons. It can be the case that your body is creating too much of this substance. It's also possible that your body is just not getting rid of uric acid effectively. Big toe is frequently affected by gout and is typically accompanied by a red, swollen, and tender joint. more...

Toe nail fungus

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Calluses

This is a hard spot of skin which has become relatively thick due to repeated pressure, friction, or irritation. If you are diabetic or have a health problem that causes inadequate circulation to your feet, you have higher risk of complications from calluses.more...

Plantar_Fasciitis

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Arthritis and feet

Your foot can be affected by three types of arthritis, which include rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and osteoarthritis. However numerous treatment options are available. more...

Foot ulcer

Foot ulcers are open sores that do not heal or keep coming back. Ulcers can be categorized as venous statis, neurotrophic or arterial. Patients with diabetes should pay special attention to foot ulcers and seek professional help sooner rather than later.more...

Foot Ganglions

Often found on top of the foot or ankle, a ganglion is a fluid filled swelling. Ganglions can increase in size with time but are usually slow growing. more...

Pain in the heel

With a potential to lead to substantial disability and pain, heel pain is an often-seen problem in adults. Pain in the heel can be caused by various soft tissue, osseous, and systemic disorders. more...

Heel spur

Frequently associated with plantar fasciitis, a heel spur is a hook of bone that may form on the heel bone. This location is also a where plantar fascia makes contact with the heel bone. Without treatment heel spur can potentially become painful and debilitating. The key for the effective treatment of heel spurs is correctly diagnosing the reason behind excessive stretching of the plantar fascia.more...

Ingrown toenails

This problem occurs as the edge of the nail grows down and under/into the skin at the tip of the toe. If you have poor blood circulation to your foot, nerve damage in the leg or foot, diabetes, or an infection around the nail, you should see a specialist immediately. Do not try to treat this problem at home.more...

Morton's neuroma

Morton's neuroma results from tissue thickening around a nerve that leads to your toes. The area between third and fourth toes is the one typically affected. Things like irritation, injury or pressure 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 rock or a twig.more...

Hammer toes

Hammer toe is the bending of one or both joints of the toe, that results in a deformity that makes a toe take on a hammer-like shape. This condition can affect 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th (small) toe, but frequently affects the second toe. Hammertoe can be inherited, result from an earlier trauma to the toe, or be caused by muscle/tendon imbalance.Hammer toes frequently get worse with time and are progressive. Left untreated they may cause sores, and become more rigid and painful.more...

Mallet toe

There is a small difference between a mallet toe and hammertoe. In hammer toe it is the middle joint that is bend, in mallet toe the bent joint is the upper joint. Foot wear that is too tight can also lead to formation of both conditions. 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 if hammertoe or mallet toe are ignored.more...


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