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

Did you know...
Women tend to have about four times as many foot problems as men; patterns of wearing high heels often are the cause.

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

A person on average takes well over 3,000 steps each day. A remarkable number and a sobering reminder of how important healthy and pain free feet are to mobile and active lifestyle. It is clear that feet that are free of pain are the underpinning of a fulfilling life.

Foot Fact...
Roughly five percent of the United States population has calluses or corns per year. Of the three major types of foot conditions (corns and calluses, toenails, and infections), people are less likely to get treatment for corns and calluses and are most likely to continue to have calluses and corns as a condition without treatment.

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

On HonoluluPodiatry.com you will find general information on popular foot problems ranging from toe deformities, heel pain, flat feet, bunions and hammer toes, to gout, nail fungus, corns, calluses, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis and ankle pain related to ankle injury like a sprain or ankle fracture. While we hope you will find our information helpful note that the nature of your foot or ankle condition 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 assistance with your problem.



 

Common Foot Problems
Hammer Toes Gout Calluses Fungus
Achilles Tendonitis Ingrown Toenail Nail fungus / Onychomycosis Foot Ulcers
Diabetes Flat Feet Ankle Fracture Diabetic Ulcer
Mallet Toes Neuromas Nerve Entrapment Arthritis
Corn Bunion Plantar Fasciitis Taylors bunion / bunionette
Morton's Neuroma Heel Pain Athlete's Foot Ankle Sprain
Heel Spurs Ankle Pain Foot warts Ganglions
Claw Foot / Claw Toes      


Ingrown toenails

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

Heel spur

Frequently related to plantar fasciitis, a heel spur is a bony protrusion that can develop on the calcaneus (heel bone). This is also a location where plantar fascia joins onto heel bone. Left untreated heel spur can potentially become painful and debilitating. Correctly diagnosing the reason behind excessive stretching of the plantar fascia is the first key step for the effective treatment of heel spurs.more...

Mallet toes

There is a small difference between a mallet toe and hammertoe. Upper join is the one that's affected in a mallet toe. In hammer toe the affected joint is in the middle joint. Both foot conditions are often produced by foot wear that is too tight. High heels can also lead to development mallet toe and hammertoe. Untreated hammertoe or mallet toe can potentially cause you to develop persistent pain which affects your ability to walk and can restrict movement of your foot.more...

Morton's neuroma

Morton's neuroma is caused by the tissue thickening around the nerve that leads to your toes. The area between third and fourth toes is the one frequently affected. Morton's neuroma can form in response to pressure, irritation or injury. This condition affects the ball of the foot and can be accompanied by sharp pain or a sensation similar to stepping on a foreign object like a twig or a rock.more...

Pain in the heel

With the discomfort often occurring underneath the heel or just behind it, heel pain is a common foot problem. Sometimes caused by arthritis, a stress fracture, nerve irritation, a cyst, or tendonitis, heel pain can stem from a variety of causes. more...

Arthritis

Your ankle or foot can be affected by 3 types of arthritis. These include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. However there are many treatment approaches available. It is important to seek help early so that treatment can begin sooner rather than later. more...

Feet and diabetes

Individuals with diabetes must be familiar with how to prevent problems before they happen. It is also important to recognize these problems early, and get immediate help as soon as a problem is first noticed. While treatment of foot problems for those who have diabetes has improved considerably, prevention remains as the best option for avoiding complications from diabetes.more...

Claw toes

When a person has claw foot, toes curve in the upward direction at the foot’s ball joints and sometimes at the middle joints the toes will bend downwards. Claw foot can develop because of other disorders or can be congenital. Those with health conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis or diabetes have higher risk of having claw toes. more...

Foot ulcers

First signs of ulceration can include irritation, inflammation, blistering and redness. When this foot condition advances, a patient may experience open wounds that do not easily heal and drain fluid. Individuals with diabetes should pay special attention to foot ulcers and seek immediate medical assistance.more...

Neuroma

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Callus

A callus is an especially hard area of skin that has become relatively thick due to repetitive pressure, friction, or irritation. Increased risk of complications from calluses can exist for individuals who have diabetes or another problem that causes inadequate circulation in the feet.more...

Ulcers and diabetes

Patients with diabetes are prone to foot ulcerations due to both vascular and neurologic complications. The formation of foot 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 require amputation.more...

Plantar_Fasciitis

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Flat foot

A relatively small segment of the general population suffers from an inherited flat foot, and this condition is usually developed, not inherited. Very few people are born with "fallen arches" or "pes planus". When a patient has this condition, the sole of the foot can come into near-complete or complete contact with the floor surface.more...

Ankle sprain

An estimated one million individuals visit a medical professional about ankle injury. Ankle is the most common location of sprains. Ankle sprains often occur 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...

Fractured ankle

Ankle fractures can range from avulsion injuries to more serious breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both. Every ankle fracture should be diagnosed and treated individually, since no two ankle fractures are the same. You should see a podiatrist and go over treatment approach. more...

Corns

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

Warts

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Hammer toe

This is a deformity of the toe, in which the end of the toe is bent in the downward direction. This condition can affect 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th (small) toe, but frequently affects the 2nd toe. Hammertoe may have several possible causes. Hammer toe can be inherited, can be caused by an earlier trauma to the toe, or be caused by muscle/tendon imbalance.Hammertoes have a tendency to be progressive, and will usually get worse with time. Left untreated they may cause sores, and become more rigid and painful.more...

Foot fungus

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Ankle pain

Made up of bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons your ankle is a complex structure. The ankle is one of the frequently injured parts of the body. The ankle plays a crucial part in standing and walking. Because of this ankle problems should be taken seriously and treated properly. more...

Athletes foot

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Foot Ganglions

A foot ganglion is a fluid filled swelling often found on top of the ankle or foot. Ganglions can get bigger in size with time but are typically slow growing. Ganglion on the foot can be treated with a few alternatives.more...

Nail fungus

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Gout

Gout is a condition that results from uric acid build-up in the tissues or joint. Higher than normal levels of uric acid in your body can exist because of a number of reasons. For example it can be the case that your body is creating too much uric acid. Inefficient removal of uric acid by your body can be an alternative reason. Large toe is frequently affected by gout and is usually accompanied by a tender, red, and swollen joint. more...

Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can result from acute trauma or repeated microtrauma. Things like foot deformities, sports-related activity, or poorly fitting footwear can lead to repetitive microtrauma. Injury to the nerve results from either compression caused by scar tissue or tissue growths extending pressure on the nerve. more...

Bunion

When a patient has a bunion, the big toe angles toward the second toe. This deformity is also called hallux valgus. With time, the irregular position enlarges the joint, which leads to crowding of your other toes and causing discomfort. more...

Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendonitis is a condition of inflammation of the tendon in the back of the ankle. It is often a running injury resulting from jumping, overuse, intense exercise, or other activities that can aggravate the tendon and calf muscles. more...

Taylors bunion

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