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HonoluluPodiatry.com is Honolulu's central resource and hub for treatment alternatives for conditions related to the pain of the ankle, toe, foot, or heel.

Did you know...
A podiatric physician (doctor of podiatric medicine, or DPM) is professional trained in the care of your feet. He or she acquires medical training and a special training on the lower leg, foot, and ankle. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico require that they pass thorough state board examinations before being licensed, and most require continuing education for license renewal.

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

On average a typical person can take more than 3,000 steps each day. A statistic that many find amazing. Without question an active life depends on feet that are unconstrained by pain.

Foot Fact...
Women tend to have about 4 times as many foot problems as men; patterns of wearing high heels often are the culprit.

This is why treating your ankle or foot pain early with assistance from a Honolulu foot doctor or a specialist trained and experienced in treatment of foot and ankle conditions is key to prevention of more pronounced complications.

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

Foot Fact...
Roughly 84% of all US hospitals have podiatric physicians on staff. Typically podiatrists are more likely to be on staff in bigger hospitals.



 

Common Foot Problems
Heel Pain Foot arthritis Ingrown Toenail Fungus
Diabetic Ulcer Diabetes and Feet Mortons Neuroma Ganglions
Plantar Fasciitis Bunions Ankle Pain Foot warts
Ankle Fracture Claw Foot Athlete's Foot Flat Foot
Ankle Sprain Ulcer Neuromas Mallet Toe
Gout Nail fungus Calluses Corn
Bunionette Heel Spur Hammer Toe Nerve Entrapment
Achilles Tendonitis      


Ankle fracture

Fractures in the ankle can range from severe breaks of the fibula, tibia, or both to avulsion injuries. The extent and type of ankle fractures varies greatly. Each and every ankle fracture should be treated individually, since no two ankle fractures are the same. You should consult a podiatrist and go over treatment options. more...

Nerve entrapment

Acute trauma or repeated microtrauma can cause nerve entrapment. Repetitive damage can result from ill-fitting footwear, structural foot deformities, or sports-related activity. Nerve injury develops due to either nerve compression by scar tissue or tissue growth extending pressure on the nerve. more...

Claw toes

When a person has claw foot, toes bend upward at the foot’s ball joints. It is not unusual that at the middle joints the toes will curve downwards. Claw foot may result from a problem with leg nerves or a problem in the spinal cord. Higher risk patients more likely to have claw toes include those with health problems such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis or diabetes. more...

Ingrown toenails

To a foot specialist an ingrown toenail is a common problem. It often happens as the edge of the nail extends downward and into the skin at the tip of the toe. If you have diabetes, nerve damage in the leg or foot, poor blood circulation to your foot, or an infection around the nail, you should see a specialist as soon as possible. Don't treat this problem at home.more...

Foot warts

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Mortons neuroma

Morton's neuroma develops as a consequence of tissue thickening around a nerve that leads to the toes. The area between your third and fourth toes is the one frequently affected. Things like injury, pressure or irritation are some of the factors that can lead to development Morton's neuroma. This condition affects the ball of the foot and can be accompanied by severe pain or a feeling similar to standing on a foreign object like a twig or a rock.more...

Hammer toes

Hammer toe can be characterized as curving of one or both joints of the toe, which results in a deformity that give a toe a hammer-like shape. Although 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th (small) toe can be a hammer toe, the 2nd toe is frequently the one that's affected. Hammer toe can be inherited, can be caused by an earlier trauma to the toe, or be a result of muscle/tendon imbalance.Hammertoes have a tendency to be progressive, and will frequently get worse over time. more...

Foot Ganglions

Often found on top of the foot or ankle, a ganglion is a swelling filled with fluid. Ganglions caused by weakening and irritation of the joint lining can increase in size over time but are generally slow to develop. more...

Arthritis

There are three types of arthritis that may affect your foot and ankle. These include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. Fortunately numerous treatment options are available. It is important to to consider these options early so that treatment can begin as soon as possible. more...

Corns

Foot corns are a frequent problem seen by foot doctors. Pathologically foot corns and calluses are similar, because both develop when the skin has thickened in response to pressure and irritation. The main distinction 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. Left untreated corns can become painful.more...

Painful heels

Heel pain is frequently caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is also commonly referred to as the heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Pain in the heel can be caused by a number of soft tissue, systemic, and osseous conditions. more...

Flat feet

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

Bunions

When an individual has a bunion, the big toe angles toward the other toes, a deformity called hallux valgus. Over time, the irregular position enlarges the joint making it more pronounced, which leads to crowding of your other toes and causing discomfort. more...

Ankle pain

The ankle is one of the frequently injured joints of the body. The ankle plays a crucial part in walking and standing. Because of this ankle injuries should be treated properly and taken seriously. more...

Foot ulcer

Foot ulcers are wounds that do not heal or keep coming back. Ulcers can be categorized as venous statis, arterial or neurotrophic. Patients with conditions that include foot bone or muscle abnormalities, Raynaud'sphenomenon, circulatory problems, peripheral neuropathy and atherosclerosis are at higher risk of developing foot ulcers. Individuals with diabetes should pay special attention to foot ulcers and seek professional help sooner rather than later.more...

Heel spur

Heel spurs are often associated with plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is a bony protrusion that can develop on the calcaneus (heel bone). This is also a point of attachment for plantar fascia. Without treatment heel spur can potentially become very debilitating and painful. The key for the proper treatment of heel spurs is finding what is causing the excessive stretching of the plantar fascia.more...

Athletes foot

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Feet and diabetes

People who have diabetes should be aware of how to prevent foot-related 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. Treatment of foot problems for those who have diabetes has improved, however prevention remains as the best option for avoiding complications from diabetes.more...

Ankle sprain

According to the American Academy of Family Practice, every year, roughly one million individuals in the U.S. see a physician about an acute ankle-related injury. Foot is the most typical site of sprains. Ankle sprains are not limited to sports activity. They can also happen during ordinary activities like walking or getting out of bed.more...

Gout

Gout is a medical condition which results from the build-up of uric acid in the joint or tissues. Higher than normal levels of uric acid in the body can exist due to several reasons. The body is potentially creating too much uric acid. Inadequate removal of uric acid by the body can be another cause. Foot gout is often accompanied by a swollen, tender, and red joint and often involves the big toe. more...

Foot fungus

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Bunionette

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Plantar_Fasciitis

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Nail fungus

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Neuroma

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Diabetes and ulcers

Diabetic patients have a higher risk of foot ulcerations because of both vascular and neurologic complications. Structural foot deformity, diabetic neuropathy, and peripheral arterial occlusive disease are common risk factors for ulcer formation. Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot condition which can lead to amputation.more...

Achilles tendinitis

This is a condition, also sometimes referenced to as Achilles tendinitis, is a potentially very painful and sometimes debilitating irritation and inflammation of the Achilles tendon. Generally caused by overuse of the effected limb, Achilles tendinitis is more common among athletes training under less than perfect conditions. more...

Calluses

These develop when the skin attempts to protect itself against friction and/or pressure. Greater risk of complications from calluses can exist for people who have diabetes or another health problem that causes poor circulation in the feet.more...

Mallet toes

There is a lot of similarity between a mallet toe and hammer toe. In hammer toe the affected joint is in the middle joint. In mallet toe the bent joint is the upper joint. Shoes that are too tight can also cause both problems. Mallet toe and hammertoe can also develop from wearing high heels. If ignored hammertoe or mallet toe may potentially cause you to develop persistent pain that affects your ability to walk and can limit movement of your foot.more...


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