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

Did you know...
Plantar warts are caused by a virus that can invade the sole of the foot through breaks and cuts in skin. Walking without footwear on littered ground or dirty pavement can expose a foot to this sometimes painful skin infection.

Healthy feet are vital to active and pain free lifestyle, whether you participate in a competitive sport, play with your kids, or like taking long strolls.

On average a typical person can make more than 3,000 steps a day. This is a statistic many people find surprising. It is clear that an active and healthy lifestyle depends on feet that are unconstrained by pain.

Foot Fact...
About sixty percent of foot and ankle injuries reported by the US population older than 17 are sprains and strains of the ankle.

With assistance from a foot doctor in Honolulu or a specialist trained and experienced in treatment of foot and ankle conditions you can make a key first step to prevention of more pronounced complications.

On the pages of HonoluluPodiatry.com you will find general information on some of the most popular foot problems ranging from bunions, hammer toes, flat feet, heel pain and toe deformities, to heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, gout, corns, nail fungus, calluses 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 problem or condition is unique and HonoluluPodiatry.com cannot and does not provide medical treatment, diagnosis, or advice. We encourage you to contact a Honolulu foot doctor for assistance with your problem.

Foot Fact...
Sprains and strains of the ankle are roughly 60% of ankle and foot injuries reported by the US population older than 17.



 

Common Foot Problems
Neuromas Corns Mortons Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis
Nail fungus / Onychomycosis Diabetic Ulcer Pain in the heel Ankle Sprain
Warts Hammer Toe Ingrown Toenail Foot Ulcer
Diabetes Achilles Tendinitis Nerve Entrapment Ganglions
Ankle Fracture Ankle Pain Mallet Toes Calluses
Arthritis Taylors bunion / bunionette Gout Foot fungus
Athlete's Foot Heel Spur Claw Toes Bunions
Fallen arches      


Ankle pain

The ankle is one of the most often injured joints of the human body. The human ankle plays a critical part in standing and walking. Because of this ankle problems should be taken seriously and treated properly. more...

Corns

These are very common and are known to podiatric physicians as ‘helomas’. Foot corns form due to excessive skin pressure and friction at the foot or toes. Foot corns are a normal way for the body to protect itself against sustained pressure on the skin. If left untreated corns can become very painful.more...

Foot ulcers

First signs of ulceration can include irritation, blistering, redness and inflammation. If this problem advances, a person may experience open wounds that do not easily heal and drain fluid. Diabetic ulcers are the most common foot problem which can lead to amputation. Patients with diabetes should pay special attention to foot ulceration and seek immediate professional advice.more...

Flat feet

A relatively small portion of the population has an inherited flat foot, and this condition is usually developed, not inherited. Very few people are born with "fallen arches" or "pes planus", as this condition is commonly known. The sole of the foot can come into near-complete or complete contact with the ground when a person has flat feet.more...

Arthritis

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

Sprained ankle

According to the American Academy of Family Practice, each year, an estimated one million people visit a medical professional about injury to the ankle. And ankle sprains are frequently the reason. Ankle is the most typical site of sprains. Ankle sprains can happen during sports activity, but also during routine activities such as getting out of bed or walking.more...

Nerve entrapment

Repetitive microtrauma or acute trauma can lead to nerve entrapment. Things like athletic activity, ill-fitting footwear, or structural foot deformities can lead to repetitive damage. Nerve injury is caused by either compression from scar tissue or tissue growth extending pressure on the nerve. more...

Morton's neuroma

Morton's neuroma is associated with thickening of tissue around a nerve that leads to the toes. This typically happens in the area between third and fourth toes. Morton's neuroma can develop as a result of irritation, injury or pressure. This condition affects the ball of the foot and can be accompanied by severe pain or a feeling similar to stepping on a foreign object like a rock or a twig.more...

Claw toes

Claw foot is a condition affecting the toes in which the toe joint that is closest to the foot is curved up while the other toe joints are bent downward, causing the toe to look like a claw. Claw foot can be a sign of a problem with the nerves in the leg or a problem in the spinal cord. Higher risk individuals more likely to have claw toes include those with illnesses such as diabetes, psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis. more...

Foot fungus

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Gout

Gout results from the build-up of uric acid in the tissues or joint. There can be several causes for having increased levels of uric acid in your body. One possibility is that your body is creating too much of this substance. Poor removal of uric acid by the body may be an alternative cause. Foot gout is often accompanied by a red, tender, and swollen joint and often involves the large toe. more...

Achilles tendinitis

Achilles Tendonitis can be characterized as inflammation of the Achilles tendon, the band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to the heel. Frequently caused by overuse of the effected limb, this common foot problem is more common among athletes training under less than perfect conditions. more...

Ankle fracture

Ankle fracture can be a single break in the bone that does not prevent you from walking, or it can involve multiple fractures that can make it necessary for you to avoid putting weight on the ankle for months. Since no two ankle fractures are the same, every ankle fracture must be diagnosed and treated individually. You must see a podiatrist and go over the treatment plan. more...

Ingrown toenail

Ingrown toenail often happens as the nail protrudes downward and into the skin at the tip of the toe. If you have an infection around the nail, diabetes, poor blood circulation to your foot, or nerve damage in the leg or foot, you should see a professional immediately. Do not treat this problem yourself.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. Both conditions are typically produced by shoes that are poorly fitted. High heels can also cause mallet toe and hammertoe. Untreated mallet toe or hammertoe may potentially cause you to develop persistent pain that affects your ability to walk and can limit movement of your foot.more...

Hammer toes

Hammer toe is a condition affecting the toe, in which the end of the toe is bent in the downward direction. This condition can affect second, third, fourth, or fifth (small) toe, but frequently affects the second toe. Hammertoe can have several causes. Hammer toe can be inherited, result from an earlier trauma to the toe, or be a result of muscle/tendon imbalance.Hammer toes often get worse over time and have a tendency to be progressive. Untreated they can cause sores, and become more rigid and painful.more...

Feet and diabetes

Patients who have diabetes should know how to prevent problems before they happen. Likewise it's important to acknowledge these problems as soon as they first occur, and get immediate help as soon as a problem is first noticed. Prevention is still the best option for avoiding diabetic complications.more...

Taylors bunion

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Painful heels

Frequently caused by plantar fasciitis, heel pain is a fairly common foot problem. Various systemic, osseous, and soft tissue conditions can lead to heel pain. more...

Heel spur

Often associated with plantar fasciitis, a heel spur is a bony protrusion that may form on the calcaneus (heel bone). This is also a location where plantar fascia is attached to heel bone. Without treatment heel spur can become very debilitating and painful. Determining the cause for excessive stretching of the plantar fascia is the key for the effective treatment of heel spurs.more...

Athletes foot

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Ganglions

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

Plantar_Fasciitis

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Nail fungus

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Diabetes and ulcers

Diabetics have a higher risk of foot ulcerations because of vascular and neurologic complications. Structural foot deformity, diabetic neuropathy, and peripheral arterial occlusive disease are typical risk factors for formation of foot ulcers. Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot condition which can lead to lower extremity amputation.more...

Calluses

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

Neuroma

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Warts

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Bunions

A bunion can form when the base of the big toe pushes outward on the first metatarsal bone. It's fairly common that bunions are seen in the family. more...


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