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Hello and welcome to the Honolulu hub for information on foot, ankle, toe, and heel pain and various treatment options for foot problems and conditions.

Did you know...
Statistically the odds are that 75% of Americans will have at least one foot problem at least once in their life.

Whether you play with your kids, participate in a competitive sport, or just like taking long strolls, healthy feet are critical to sustained pain free mobility.

A person on average can take more than 3,000 steps a day. A surprising number and a sobering reminder of just how important strong and pain free feet are to normal activity. It goes without saying that pain free and healthy feet are of pivotal importance to a healthy life.

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

Foot Fact...
Because it contributes to your general health by promoting all-around well being, contributing to weight control. and improving circulation, walking is the best exercise for your feet.



 

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


Mallet toes

The distinction between hammertoe and mallet toe is very small. In mallet toe the affected is in the upper joint. In hammer toe the affected joint is in the middle joint. Both foot conditions are typically precipitated by foot wear that is too tight. High heels can also lead to development mallet toe and hammertoe. If ignored mallet toe or hammertoe can potentially cause you to develop persistent pain which affects your ability to walk and can limit motion of your foot.more...

Warts

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Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can be caused by repeated microtrauma or acute trauma. Things like poorly fitting footwear, foot deformities, or sports-related activity can lead to repeated damage. Compression from scar tissue or tissue growth extend pressure on the nerve and result in nerve injury. more...

Ankle pain

The ankle, held together by tendons and ligaments, has a wide range of motion. Of all the joints of the human body, the ankle stands out as one of the most commonly injured. The human ankle plays a pivotal role in walking and standing. Because of this injuries to the ankle should be treated properly and taken seriously. more...

Nail fungus

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Flat feet

A small fraction of the population suffers from an inherited flat foot, and this condition is usually developed, not inherited. Few individuals are born with "fallen arches" or "pes planus", as this condition is commonly known. With flat feet the entire sole of the foot can come into complete or near-complete contact with the ground.more...

Bunionette

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Foot Ganglions

Often found on top of the ankle or foot, a ganglion is a swelling filled with fluid. Ganglions can increase in size over time but are typically slow to develop. Ganglion on the foot can be treated with different approaches.more...

Ingrown toenails

This problem occurs when the nail protrudes downward and into the skin at the tip of the toe. You should see a professional as soon as possible if you have diabetes, an infection around the nail, nerve damage in the leg or foot, or poor blood circulation to your foot. Don't treat this problem at home.more...

Pain in the heel

Heel pain is an often-seen problem in adults that can lead to pronounced discomfort and pain. Pain in the heel can result from different causes, like a stress fracture, a cyst, nerve irritation, tendonitis, or arthritis. more...

Plantar_Fasciitis

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Fracture of the ankle

Ankle fractures can range from the less serious avulsion injuries to more serious breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both. There are different types of ankle fractures. Every ankle fracture must be diagnosed individually, since no two ankle fractures are the same. You should see a podiatric physician and review treatment options. more...

Achilles tendinitis

Characterized as inflammation of the Achilles tendon, this condition effects the back of the foot when a band of connective tissue that joins calf muscles to your heel becomes irritated. Achilles tendinitis is a frequent running injury that can result from jumping, overuse, intense exercise, or other activities that can irritate the tendon. more...

Callus

Calluses develop in response to pressure or friction when the skin attempts to protect itself. If you have a illness that causes inadequate circulation to your feet, you have increased risk of complications arising from calluses.more...

Ankle sprain

Each year, roughly one million individuals visit a medical professional about injury to the ankle, according to the American Academy of Family Practice. Foot is the most typical location of sprains. Ankles are frequently sprained when you suddenly twist your ankle too far, when you force the joint out of its regular position, when you fall, or when you walk or run on an uneven surface.more...

Heel spur

Often associated with plantar fasciitis, a heel spur is a bony protrusion that can develop on the calcaneus (heel bone). This point is also a where plantar fascia makes contact with the heel bone. Untreated heel spur can become debilitating and painful. The key for the effective treatment of the heel spur is correctly diagnosing the reason behind excessive stretching of the plantar fascia.more...

Neuromas

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Foot ulcers

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

Bunions

A bunion can be characterized as a deformity in which a big toe points toward the adjacent second toe, creating a bony bump on the inside edge of the big toe. Bunions can be just one of several problems due to weak or poor structure of the foot, and can sometimes develop with arthritis more...

Hammer toe

Hammer toe is the bending of one or both joints of the toe, which results in a condition that makes a toe have a hammer-like shape. Although 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th (small) toe can be affected by this condition, the 2nd toe is typically the one that's affected. Hammertoe may have several possible causes. Hammer toe can be inherited, result from an earlier trauma to the toe, or be a result of muscle/tendon imbalance.Hammertoes can be progressive, and will frequently get worse over time. Left untreated they may lead to formation of sores, and become more rigid and painful.more...

Arthritis

Your foot can be affected by 3 types of arthritis. These include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. However there are numerous treatment approaches available. These should be considered early so that treatment can begin as soon as possible. more...

Diabetic ulcers

Patients with diabetes are prone to foot ulcerations due to both neurologic and vascular conditions. Peripheral arterial occlusive disease, structural foot deformity, and diabetic neuropathy are typical risk factors for ulcer formation. Diabetic ulcers are the most common foot injury which can lead to lower extremity amputation.more...

Corns

These are very common. Known to medical professionals as ‘helomas’, foot corns form due to unwelcome skin pressure and friction at the toes or foot. The main distinction between foot calluses and foot corns is that calluses are flatter and wider patches 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 fungus

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Diabetes and foot health

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

Gout

Gout results from uric acid build-up in the joint or tissues. Abnormally high levels of uric acid in the body can exist because of a number of reasons. One possibility is that your body is creating excess uric acid. Another possibility is that the body is simply not removing uric acid as it should. Foot gout is often accompanied by a swollen, tender, and red joint and frequently involves the large toe. more...

Claw toes

When a person has claw foot, toes bend in the upward direction at the foot’s ball joints and sometimes at the middle joints the toes will curve in the downward direction. Claw toes may result from a condition related to the nerves in the leg or an illness affecting the spinal cord. Higher risk patients include those with conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes or psoriasis. more...

Athletes foot

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Morton's neuroma

Morton's neuroma is caused by the tissue thickening around one of the nerves that leads to the toes. This frequently happens in the area between third and fourth toes. Morton's neuroma may develop as a result of irritation, pressure or injury. This condition affects the ball of the foot. It can be accompanied by sharp pain or a sensation similar to stepping on a foreign object like a rock or a twig.more...


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