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

Did you know...
About five percent of the US population sees a podiatrist every year. In 1995 from approximately 14 million people there were more than fifty five million patient visits.

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

A person on average makes more than 3,000 steps a day. This is a number many people find amazing. It goes without saying that a healthy life depends on pain free and healthy feet.

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

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

Foot Fact...
Every year about five percent of the US has ingrown toenails or other toenail problems.



 

Common Foot Problems
Diabetes and Feet Corns Hammer Toes Ulcer
Ankle Sprain Achilles Tendinitis Claw Foot / Claw Toes Mallet Toe
Neuroma Fallen arches Foot warts Pain in the heel
Calluses Ankle Fracture Ingrown Toenail Gout
Ganglion Bunions Athlete's Foot Nerve Entrapment
Bunionette Fungus Mortons Neuroma Plantar Fasciitis
Heel Spurs Ankle Pain Arthritis Nail fungus / Onychomycosis
Diabetic Ulcer      


Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendonitis is a condition of irritation and inflammation of the tendon in the back of the ankle. Achilles tendonitis is a common injury that often occurs in non-professional athletes. more...

Bunion

When an individual has a bunion, the big toe angles toward the second toe. This condition is called hallux valgus. Over time, the abnormal position enlarges the joint making it more pronounced, which leads to crowding of your other toes and possibly causing discomfort. more...

Mallet toes

There is a small difference between a mallet toe and hammer toe. Upper join is the one that's affected in a mallet toe. In hammer toe the bent joint is in the middle joint. Both foot conditions are frequently caused by foot wear that is too tight. High heels can also cause mallet toe and hammertoe. When ignored or untreated hammertoe or mallet toe may potentially cause you to develop continuous discomfort that affects your ability to walk properly and can limit movement of your foot.more...

Neuromas

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Ankle pain

Your ankle is a complex structure made up of ligaments, muscles, bones and tendons. The ankle is one of the most commonly injured parts of the body. Because of the ankle's pivotal role in walking and standing, ankle problems should be treated properly and taken seriously. more...

Heel spur

Often related to plantar fasciitis, a heel spur is a bony protrusion that can form on the calcaneus (heel bone). This is also a location where plantar fascia makes contact with the calcaneus. A heel spur can become painful and debilitating. The key for the proper treatment of the heel spur is determination of the cause for excessive stretching of the plantar fascia.more...

Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can be caused by repetitive microtrauma or acute trauma. Things like foot deformities, poorly fitted shoes, or athletic activity can lead to mircotrauma. Injury to the nerve develops due to either compression caused by scar tissue or tissue growths extending pressure on the nerve. more...

Claw foot

Claw foot is a deformity of toes. When this problem occurs the toe looks like a claw, because the toe joint that is closest to the foot is curved upward while the other toe joints are curved downward. Claw toes can develop because of other disorders or can be congenital. Higher risk individuals more likely to have claw toes include those with conditions such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes. more...

Fractured ankle

Ankle fractures can range from the less serious avulsion injuries to more serious breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both. Because no two ankle fractures are the same, every ankle fracture should be diagnosed and treated individually. You must consult a foot specialist and review the treatment plan. more...

Ingrown toenails

This condition occurs as the edge of the nail protrudes downward and into the skin at the tip of the toe. If you have diabetes, nerve damage in the leg or foot, poor blood circulation to your foot, or an infection around the nail, you should see a specialist immediately. Do not treat this problem at home.more...

Plantar_Fasciitis

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Athletes foot

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Toe nail fungus

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Diabetes and feet

People who have diabetes should be familiar with how to prevent foot problems before they happen. It is also important to acknowledge these problems as soon as they first occur, and get immediate treatment as soon as a problem is first seen. Prevention remains as the best option for avoiding diabetic complications.more...

Pain in the heel

Heel pain is a common foot complaint with the discomfort typically occurring underneath the heel (plantar fasciitis) or just behind it. Most often heel pain is not a result of any one injury, for example a fall or a twist, but instead the consequence of repetitive or excessive heel irritation. more...

Flat foot

A small segment of the population suffers from a hereditary flat foot, and this condition is usually developed, not inherited. Very few patients are born with "pes planus" or "fallen arches". When a person has this condition, the entire sole of the foot can come into complete or near-complete contact with the ground.more...

Foot fungus

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Taylors bunion

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Foot ulcer

Foot ulcers can be categorized as venous statis, neurotrophic or arterial. They are wounds that do not easily heal or keep coming back. Patients with health conditions that include atherosclerosis, foot bone or muscle abnormalities, circulatory problems, peripheral neuropathy and Raynaud'sphenomenon are at higher risk of developing foot ulcers. Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot injury that can require lower extremity amputation. Individuals suffering from diabetes should pay special attention to foot ulceration and seek professional help sooner rather than later.more...

Callus

These 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 health problem that causes poor circulation to your feet, you have higher risk of complications arising from calluses.more...

Morton's neuroma

Thickening of tissue around one of the nerves that leads to your toes is what usually causes Morton's neuroma. The area between third and fourth toes is the one frequently affected. Things like irritation, pressure or injury are some of the factors that can lead to development Morton's neuroma. This condition affects the ball of the foot and can be accompanied by severe pain or a sensation similar to standing on a foreign object like a rock or a twig.more...

Ganglions

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

Arthritis

There are 3 types of arthritis that may affect your foot, which include osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. However several treatment approaches are available. more...

Ankle sprain

According to the American Academy of Family Practice, annually, roughly 1 million individuals in the United States visit a doctor about an acute injury to the ankle. Foot is the most typical location of sprains. Sprains often occur when you suddenly twist your ankle too far, when you fall, when you force the joint out of its regular position, or when you walk or run on an uneven surface.more...

Foot warts

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Gout

Gout is a condition that results from the build-up of uric acid in the tissues or joint. There are few causes for having higher than normal levels of uric acid in your body. Simply it can be the case that your body is creating too much uric acid. Inefficient removal of uric acid by the body can be another cause. This condition is often accompanied by a tender, red, and swollen joint and often involves the big toe. more...

Diabetes and ulcers

Diabetic patients are prone to foot ulcers because of vascular and neurologic complications. Ulcer formation is associated with common risk factors which include structural foot deformity, diabetic neuropathy and peripheral arterial occlusive disease. It is important to note that diabetic ulcers are the most common foot condition which can require lower extremity amputation.more...

Hammer toes

Hammer toe can be characterized as curving of one or both joints of the toe, that results in a condition that give a toe a hammer-like shape. This condition can affect second, third, fourth, or fifth (small) toe, but frequently affects the second toe. Hammer toe can have several causes. Hammer toe can be inherited, can be caused by an earlier trauma to the toe, or be a result of muscle/tendon imbalance.Hammer toes usually get worse with time and have a tendency to be progressive. more...

Corns

Foot corns are very similar to calluses, because they form as the skin becomes thicker in response to unwelcome pressure. Foot corns are a natural way for the body to protect itself against sustained pressure and irritation on the skin. Left untreated corns can become painful.more...


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