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

Did you know...
Including athlete's foot, warts, and fungal infections, approximately 5% of the US population has foot infections per year.

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

While activity levels differ an average person can make more than 3,000 steps each day. A surprising statistic and a great reminder of how important strong and pain free feet are to mobile and active lifestyle. Without question a healthy lifestyle relies on feet that are unconstrained by pain.

Foot Fact...
The foot is a very elaborate biomechanical structure containing twenty six bones. Held together by 19 muscles, 107 ligaments, tendons, and thirty-three joints the foot is able to move through different ranges of motion.

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

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

Foot Fact...
Foot and ankle patients visit podiatrists an average of 3.7 times per year, orthopedic physicians 3.4, physical therapists and others 7.1, osteopathic physicians 3.2, and all other physicians 3.0 times each year.



 

Common Foot Problems
Ankle Fracture Nerve Entrapment Heel Spurs Flat Feet
Diabetes Foot Ulcers Pain in the heel Morton's Neuroma
Fungus Mallet Toes Claw Foot Foot warts
Achilles Tendinitis Taylors bunion Ankle Pain Ganglion
Neuroma Hammer Toe Bunions Calluses
Foot arthritis Nail fungus Gout Diabetic Ulcers
Ingrown Toenail Plantar Fasciitis Corns Ankle Sprain
Athlete's Foot      


Toe nail fungus

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Plantar_Fasciitis

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Bunionette

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Diabetes and ulcers

Patients with diabetes are prone to foot ulcers because of neurologic and vascular complications. Peripheral arterial occlusive disease, diabetic neuropathy, and structural foot deformity are common risk factors for ulcers. It is important to note that these diabetic ulcers are the most common foot injury that can require amputation.more...

Mallet toes

There is a small difference between a mallet toe and hammer toe. Middle joint is the one that's affected in a hammertoe. In mallet toe the bent joint is the upper joint. Foot wear that is too tight can also lead to development of both problems. Mallet toe and hammertoe can also develop from wearing high heels. Your ability to walk and to have free movement of your foot can be adversely affected when mallet toe or hammertoe are left untreated.more...

Ganglions

A ganglion is a swelling filled with fluid that can form on any part of the foot, but is most often located on top of the foot or the ankle. Ganglions can increase in size over time but are typically slow to develop. Different options exist for treating a ganglion on the foot.more...

Painful heels

Heel pain is a common foot problem. The pain typically occurs underneath the heel or behind it. Heel pain can stem from different causes, such as a stress fracture, nerve irritation, a cyst, arthritis, or tendonitis. more...

Gout

Gout results from the build-up of uric acid in the tissues or joint. Increased levels of uric acid in your body can exist because of a number of reasons. It can be the case that your body is creating too much of this substance. It's also possible that your body is simply not eliminating uric acid effectively. Gout is often accompanied by a swollen, red, and tender joint and often involves the big toe. more...

Foot ulcers

Foot ulcers can be categorized as neurotrophic, arterial or venous statis. They are open sores that do not easily heal or keep coming back. Foot ulcers are frequently seen in patients with health problems that include atherosclerosis, circulatory problems, foot bone or muscle abnormalities,peripheral neuropathy and Raynaud'sphenomenon. Individuals suffering from diabetes should pay special attention to foot ulceration and seek immediate professional advice.more...

Arthritis

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

Foot wart

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Fracture of the ankle

Ankle fractures are common injuries that are most often caused by the ankle rolling outward or inward. Each and every ankle fracture must be diagnosed individually, since no two ankle fractures are alike. You should consult a podiatric physician and review the treatment plan. more...

Achilles tendinitis

Characterized as inflammation of Achilles tendon, this condition effects the back of the foot when a band of tissue that connects calf muscles to your heel becomes irritated. Achilles tendinitis is a frequent running injury or similar sports related injury that can develop from intense exercise, jumping, overuse, or similar activities that can aggravate the tendon. more...

Flat feet

Flat feet, sometimes referred to as fallen arches or pes planus, is a foot condition characterized by the collapse of the foot arch. With flat feet the sole of the foot can come into near-complete or complete contact with the ground surface.more...

Foot fungus

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Calluses

Calluses are hardened, thick patches of skin that develop when the skin tries to protect itself against pressure and friction. If you are diabetic or have a illness that causes inadequate circulation to your feet, you are at greater risk of complications from calluses.more...

Ingrown toenails

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

Heel spur

Frequently associated with plantar fasciitis, a heel spur is a bony protrusion that may develop on the heel bone. This is also an attachment point for plantar fascia. A heel spur can potentially become painful and impact ones ability to walk. Finding what is causing the excessive stretching of the plantar fascia is the first key step for the effective treatment of the heel spur.more...

Claw foot

Claw foot is a condition affecting the toes that arises when the toe joint that is nearest to the foot is curved up while the other toe joints are bent downward, causing the toe to look like a claw. Claw toes can stem from a problem with the nerves in the leg or a condition affecting the spinal cord. Higher risk patients more likely to have claw toes include those with health conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis. more...

Morton's neuroma

Morton's neuroma is caused by the tissue thickening around one of the nerves that leads to the toes. The area between third and fourth toes is the one often affected. Things like irritation, injury or pressure can lead to development of 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...

Ankle sprain

Annually, an estimated 1 million individuals visit a physician about an acute ankle-related injury, according to the American Academy of Family Practice. Ankle is the most common location of sprains. Ankle sprains are not limited to sports activity. They can also happen during ordinary activities such as getting out of bed or walking.more...

Diabetes and feet

Patients with diabetes should know how to prevent foot-related problems before they happen. It is also important to recognize these problems as they occur, and get right treatment when a problem is first seen. Prevention is still the best option for avoiding complications from diabetes.more...

Ankle pain

Consisting of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles your ankle is an intricate biomechanical structure. The ankle is one of the most commonly injured parts of the human body. The human ankle plays a central role in walking and standing and should be treated properly and taken seriously when injury to the ankle occurs. more...

Hammer toe

Hammer toe is a condition affecting the toe, in which the tip of the toe is turned in the downward direction. This condition can affect second, third, fourth, or fifth (small) toe, but typically affects the second toe. Hammertoe can have several causes. Hammer toe may be inherited, result from an earlier trauma to the toe, or be caused by muscle/tendon imbalance.Hammer toes often get worse with time and are progressive. Without proper attention they can form sores, and become more rigid and painful.more...

Bunions

When a person has a bunion, the big toe angles toward the second toe, a condition also called hallux valgus. Over time, the abnormal position enlarges your big toe joint, which leads to crowding of other toes and causing discomfort. more...

Corns

These are very common and are known to health professionals as ‘helomas’. Foot corns form as a consequence of excessive skin pressure and friction at the toes or foot. The difference between foot calluses and foot corns is that calluses are flatter and wider patches of thickened skin, while corns are thick, smaller, usually circular or dome-shaped areas. Foot corns can become painful when left untreated.more...

Neuromas

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Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can result from repeated microtrauma or acute trauma. Repeated microtrauma can result from sports, foot deformities, or poorly fitted shoes. Injury to the nerve develops due to either nerve compression by scar tissue or other growths exerting pressure on the nerve. more...

Athletes foot

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