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

Did you know...
The American Podiatric Medical Association believes that only a small part of the population is born with foot-related illness.It's lack of awareness of proper care, and a neglect, including poor-fitting footwear, that lead to the problems.A lifetime of wear and tear, plus neglect, accounts for the fact that the practices of most podiatrists are made up of older Americans.

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

While activity levels differ by individual on average a typical person takes well over 3,000 steps each day. This is a number many people find astounding. It is clear that feet that are unconstrained by pain are of pivotal importance to an active and healthy life.

Foot Fact...
According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, buying shoes is best done in the afternoon.Because your feet tend to swell a little during the day, it's best to buy shoes to fit them during this time.Have your feet measured whenever you purchase shoes, and do it as you're standing up.When you try on shoes, try them on both feet. People often have one foot larger than the other, and it's best to fit the larger one.

A Honolulu foot doctor or a doctor specialized in treatment of foot and ankle problems and conditions can help you  make the best first step to prevention of more pronounced complications.

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

Foot Fact...
There are roughly 55 million visitors a year from people with any number of foot problems seen by roughly 10,700 podiatrists in active practice in the US. Yet that's probably only a fraction of the total number of foot problems. Mostly, mention podiatrists, it's because individuals have the mistaken notion that their feet are supposed to hurt.



 

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


Ankle fracture

Ankle fractures can range from more serious breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both to the less serious avulsion injuries. Different ankle fractures exist. Every ankle fracture must be diagnosed individually, because no two ankle fractures are the same. You should consult a doctor and review the treatment plan. more...

Diabetes and ulcers

Patients with diabetes have a higher risk of foot ulcers because of both vascular and neurologic complications. Formation of ulcers is associated with common risk factors which include structural foot deformity, diabetic neuropathy and peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Diabetic ulcers are the most common foot injury which can lead to amputation.more...

Callus

Calluses develop in response to friction and pressure as the skin tries to protect itself. If you have diabetes or have another health problem that causes inadequate circulation to your feet, you have higher risk of complications from calluses.more...

Painful heels

With a potential to cause pronounced disability and pain, heel pain is an often-seen problem in adults. Potentially caused by arthritis, tendonitis, a stress fracture, nerve irritation, or a cyst, heel pain can stem from a variety of causes. more...

Mallet toe

The distinction between hammertoe and mallet toe is slight. In hammer toe it is the middle joint that is bend, in mallet toe the bent joint is the upper joint. Shoes that are poorly fitted can also lead to formation of both conditions. Mallet toe and hammertoe can also be caused by high heels. When not properly treated hammertoe or mallet toe may potentially cause you to develop continuous discomfort which affects your ability to walk and can limit movement of your foot.more...

Heel spur

Frequently related to plantar fasciitis, a heel spur is a bony protrusion that may develop on the calcaneus (heel bone). This is also a point of attachment for plantar fascia. Without treatment heel spur can potentially become painful and affect ones ability to walk. Finding what is causing the excessive stretching of the plantar fascia is the first key step for the proper treatment of the heel spur.more...

Diabetes

Because damage to the nerves caused by diabetes can result in loss of feeling in the foot, it may be hard to feel a cut,a blister or a sore. These fairly trivial injuries can lead to formation of ulcers and infections, which is more serious cases may even lead to amputation.more...

Gout

Gout is a medical condition which results from uric acid build-up in the joint or tissues. Higher than normal levels of uric acid in the body can exist for several reasons. One possibility is that the body is making too much of this substance. Ineffective removal of uric acid by your body may be another cause. Big toe is frequently affected by gout and is typically accompanied by a red, tender, and swollen joint. 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 precipitated by overuse of the effected body part, Achilles tendinitis is more common among athletes training under less than ideal conditions. more...

Foot fungus

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Mortons neuroma

Thickening of tissue around a nerve that leads to the toes is what usually leads to Morton's neuroma. This frequently occurs in the area between your third and fourth toes. Morton's neuroma may form due to irritation, injury or pressure. This condition affects the ball of the foot. It can be accompanied by burning pain or a sensation similar to stepping on a foreign object like a rock or a twig.more...

Athletes foot

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Ankle pain

Ankle injuries are some of the most frequent joint injuries of the body. Due to the ankle's crucial role in standing and walking, ankle injuries should be treated properly and taken seriously. more...

Corns

These are very common. Known to podiatrists as ‘helomas’, foot corns form as a consequence of unwelcome skin pressure and friction at the foot or toes. The main distinction between foot calluses and foot corns is that calluses are flatter and wider areas of thickened skin, and corns are thick, smaller, usually circular or dome-shaped areas. When left untreated corns can potentially become very painful.more...

Foot ulcer

Foot ulcers can be categorized as venous statis, neurotrophic or arterial. They are open sores that do not easily heal or keep returning. Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot injury that can require lower extremity amputation. Individuals with diabetes should pay special attention to foot ulcers and seek professional help sooner rather than later.more...

Arthritis

Your foot can be affected by 3 types of arthritis. These include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. Fortunately different treatment options are available. more...

Claw foot or toes

This is a deformity of toes that arises when the toe joint closest to the foot is curved upward and the other toe joints are bent downward, causing the toe to look like a claw. Claw foot may result from a problem with the nerves in the leg or a condition affecting the spinal cord. Higher risk individuals more likely to have claw toes include those with health problems like psoriasis, diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. more...

Nail fungus

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Flat foot

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

Bunions

A bunion can be characterized as a deformity in which a big toe points toward the adjacent second toe, which causes a bony bump on the inside edge of your big toe. Over time, the abnormal position makes the joint bigger, which leads to crowding of other toes and possibly causing pain. more...

Foot wart

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Ganglions

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

Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can be caused by repetitive microtrauma or acute trauma. Repetitive damage can result from poorly fitted shoes, sports, or structural foot deformities. Nerve compression by scar tissue or other tissue growth extend pressure on the nerve and result in injury to the nerve. more...

Hammer toe

Hammer toe is the curving of one or both joints of the toe, which results in a deformity that makes a toe take on a hammer-like shape. Although second, third, fourth, or fifth (small) toe can be affected by this condition, the 2nd toe is typically the one that's affected. Hammertoe can have several causes. Hammer toe can be inherited, can be caused by an earlier trauma to the toe, or be caused by muscle/tendon imbalance.Hammer toes frequently get worse over time and have a tendency to be progressive. more...

Ingrown toenail

Ingrown toenail occurs as the edge of the nail extends down and into the skin at the tip of the toe. You should see a medical professional right away if you have nerve damage in the leg or foot, poor blood circulation to your foot, an infection around the nail, or diabetes. Don't treat this problem at home.more...

Taylors bunion

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Neuromas

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Plantar_Fasciitis

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Sprained ankle

According to the American Academy of Family Practice, every year, roughly one million people visit a physician about injury to the ankle. The most typical site of sprains is the foot. Ankle can be sprained during sports activity, but also during ordinary activities like walking or getting out of bed.more...


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