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

Did you know...
Your feet mirror your general health. Problems like nerve and circulatory disorders, arthritis, diabetes can show the first symptoms in your feet. This is why foot problems can be the first sign of more serious health issues.

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

Although activity levels depend on the individual an average person makes more than 3,000 steps each day. An astounding number and a sobering reminder of how important strong and pain free feet are to normal activity. It goes without saying that an active life depends on feet that are not troubled by pain.

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

Foot Fact...
1/4 of all the bones present in the body are made up of the 52 bones that are in your feet.



 

Common Foot Problems
Corns Athlete's Foot Toenail fungus Ingrown toenails
Claw Foot / Claw Toes Ankle Fracture Plantar Fasciitis Diabetes and Feet
Pain in the heel Achilles Tendonitis Calluses Ganglions
Mallet Toe Flat Foot Arthritis Ankle Sprain
Bunion Mortons Neuroma Ankle Pain Taylors bunion
Neuromas Foot Ulcer Fungus Diabetic Ulcers
Heel Spurs Gout Foot warts Hammer Toes
Nerve Entrapment      


Flat feet

Flat feet, also referred to as fallen arches or pes planus, is a 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...

Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis, also sometimes referred to as Achilles tendinitis, is a painful and sometimes debilitating irritation and inflammation of the Achilles tendon. It is a often-seen condition that tends to occur in non-professional sports enthusiasts. more...

Mortons neuroma

Tissue thickening around a nerve that leads to the toes is what usually causes Morton's neuroma. This typically occurs in the area between third and fourth toes. Things like irritation, injury or pressure 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 sharp pain or a feeling similar to stepping on a foreign object like a rock or a twig.more...

Claw toes

When a patient has claw foot, toes bend up at the foot’s ball joints. It is not unusual that at the middle joints the toes will bend downwards. Claw toes can be indicative of a condition related to leg nerves or a condition affecting the spinal cord. Higher risk patients include those with health problems such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis or diabetes. more...

Gout and Feet

Gout results from the build-up of uric acid in the joint or tissues. Your body may have higher-than-normal levels of uric acid due to several reasons. For example it may be the case that your body is creating too much of this substance. Another possibility is that the body is simply not removing uric acid. Large toe is frequently affected by gout and is usually accompanied by a tender, swollen, and red joint. more...

Hammer toes

Hammer toe can be characterized as bending of one or both joints of the toe, that results in a condition that give a toe a hammer-like shape. This condition can affect 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th (small) toe, but usually affects the 2nd toe. Hammer toe may be inherited, result from an earlier trauma to the toe, or be caused by muscle/tendon imbalance.Hammertoes can be progressive, and will frequently get worse with time. more...

Foot ulcer

First signs of ulceration may include irritation, inflammation, redness and blistering. When this foot condition develops, a person can experience open wounds that do not easily heal and drain fluid. Patients with health problems that include circulatory problems, Raynaud'sphenomenon, atherosclerosis, foot bone or muscle abnormalities and peripheral neuropathy are at higher risk of developing foot ulcers. Diabetic patients should pay special attention to foot ulcers and seek professional help sooner rather than later.more...

Calluses

Calluses are hardened, thick patches of skin that develop when the skin attempts to protect itself against friction and pressure. Higher risk of complications from calluses can exist for people who are diabetic or another condition that causes inadequate circulation in the feet.more...

Corns

Foot corns are a common problem seen by foot doctors. Pathologically foot corns and calluses are similar, because both form as the skin has thickened in response to irritation. Corns are a natural way for the body to protect itself against sustained pressure on the skin. If left untreated corns can potentially become very painful.more...

Mallet toe

There is a lot of similarity between a mallet toe and hammer toe. In hammer toe the bent joint is in the middle joint. In mallet toe the affected joint is the upper joint. Both foot problems are frequently caused by shoes that are poorly fitted. High heels can also precipitate development of mallet toe and hammertoe. If ignored mallet toe or hammertoe can potentially cause you to develop continuous discomfort that affects your ability to walk and can restrict movement of the foot.more...

Neuromas

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Bunionette

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Pain in the heel

Often caused by plantar fasciitis, heel pain is a fairly common condition. A number of systemic, soft tissue, and osseous conditions can cause heel pain. more...

Fracture of the ankle

Most often caused by ankle rolling inward or outward, ankle fractures are a often-seen injury. There are different types of ankle fractures. Since no two ankle fractures are the same, each ankle fracture must be diagnosed and treated individually. more...

Foot Ganglions

A ganglion is a fluid filled swelling that can form on any part of the foot, but is most often found on the ankle or top of the foot. Foot ganglions caused by weakening and irritation of the joint lining can get bigger in size over time but are generally slow growing. more...

Foot fungus

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Ulcers and diabetes

Diabetics have a higher risk of foot ulcers because of both neurologic and vascular complications. The formation of foot ulcers is associated with common risk factors which include peripheral arterial occlusive disease, diabetic neuropathy and structural foot deformity. It is critical to note that diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot condition which can require lower extremity amputation.more...

Diabetes and feet

If you have diabetes it can be hard for you to notice cuts, sores or blisters, because damage to the nerves from diabetes can lead to loss of sensation in the foot. These seemingly insignificant injuries can progress and become infections and ulcers. In more serious cases amputation may be necesary.more...

Sprained ankle

Roughly one million individuals in the United States visit a physician about ankle-related injury. And ankle sprain is one of the most common reasons. The most common location of sprains is the ankle joint. Ankle sprains often occur when you suddenly twist your ankle too far, when you fall, when you force the joint out of its regular position, or when you walk or run on an uneven surface.more...

Athletes foot

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Ankle pain

Your ankle joint is an intricate network of tendons, bones, ligaments and muscles. The ankle is one of the most frequently injured joints of the human body. Because of the ankle's critical role in walking and standing, injuries to the ankle should be treated properly and taken seriously. more...

Heel spur

Often related to plantar fasciitis, a heel spur is a bony protrusion that may form on the heel bone. This location is also a where plantar fascia joins onto calcaneus. Left untreated heel spur can potentially become painful and impact ones ability to walk. Correctly diagnosing the reason behind excessive stretching of the plantar fascia is the key for the proper treatment of the heel spur.more...

Plantar_Fasciitis

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Nail fungus

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Bunions

When an individual has a bunion, the big toe angles toward the second toe. This condition is also called hallux valgus. It is often the case that bunions are seen in the family. more...

Nerve entrapment

Acute trauma or repetitive microtrauma can cause nerve entrapment. Repeated damage can result from foot deformities, poorly fitting footwear, or athletic activity. Nerve compression by scar tissue or other tissue growth extend pressure on the nerve and lead to nerve injury. more...

Arthritis

There are three types of arthritis that may affect your ankle or foot, which include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. Fortunately many treatment options are available. It is important to to consider these options early so that treatment can begin sooner rather than later. more...

Warts

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Ingrown toenails

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


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