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

Did you know...
A small percentage of the population is born with foot-related illness, believes the American Podiatric Medical Association.It's neglect, and a lack of awareness of proper care, which includes poor-fitting shoes, that bring on the common foot problems.A lifetime of wear and tear, plus neglect, accounts for the fact that the practices of most podiatrists are made up of older Americans.

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

While activity levels depend on the individual a person on average takes more than 3,000 steps a day. This is a statistic many people find astounding. Without question an active and healthy life depends on feet that are unconstrained by pain.

Foot Fact...
As a individual's income increases, the prevalence of foot and ankle problems decreases.

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

On the pages of HonoluluPodiatry.com you will find general information on some of the most common foot problems from heel pain, toe deformities, hammer toes, bunions and flat feet, to nail fungus, heel spurs, corns, calluses, plantar fasciitis, gout and ankle pain related to ankle injury like a sprain or ankle fracture. While we hope you find information on this site helpful 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 reach out to a Honolulu foot doctor for help with your problem.

Foot Fact...
Each year about five percent of the United States population sees a podiatric physician. There were in excess of fifty five million patient visits in 1995 from about 14 million individuals.



 

Common Foot Problems
Corn Pain in the heel Taylors bunion / bunionette Ankle Pain
Achilles Tendinitis Ulcers Gout Claw Toes
Calluses Warts Diabetes and Feet Neuromas
Diabetic Ulcers Foot fungus Ganglion Athlete's Foot
Ankle Sprain Ankle Fracture Flat Foot Toenail fungus
Foot arthritis Heel Spur Plantar Fasciitis Nerve Entrapment
Ingrown Toenail Mallet Toes Morton's Neuroma Hammer Toe
Bunion      


Toe nail fungus

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Fractured ankle

A fractured ankle can be a simple break in one of the ankle bones, which may not stop you from walking, or it can be caused by several fractures, which can force your ankle out of alignment and can require for you to avoid putting weight on the ankle for several months. Each and every ankle fracture should be diagnosed and treated individually, since no two ankle fractures are the same. more...

Achilles tendinitis

This condition, also sometimes referenced to as Achilles tendinitis, is a potentially very painful and sometimes debilitating inflammation of the Achilles tendon. Frequently precipitated by overuse of the effected limb, Achilles tendinitis is more common among non-professional sports enthusiasts training under less than perfect conditions. more...

Mallet toe

Mallet toe and hammer toe are very similar. 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 poorly fitted can also produce both conditions. Mallet toe and hammertoe can also be caused by high heels. Ability to walk and to have unrestricted motion of your foot can be adversely affected if mallet toe or hammertoe are ignored.more...

Calluses

These develop in response to friction and pressure when the skin attempts to protect itself. Increased risk of complications from calluses can exist for those who are diabetic or a illness that causes inadequate circulation.more...

Ulcers and diabetes

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

Ankle sprain

An estimated one million individuals in the U.S. see a doctor about an acute ankle-related injury. And sprained ankle is the most common reason. Ankle is the most common location of sprains. Ankles are frequently sprained when you fall, when you force the joint out of its normal position, when you suddenly twist your ankle too far, or when you walk or run on an uneven surface.more...

Corns

Foot corns are a frequent problem seen by podiatrists. Pathologically foot corns and calluses are similar, because both develop as the skin has thickened in response to pressure and irritation. Foot corns are a normal way for the body to defend itself against sustained pressure on the skin. Foot corns can potentially become very painful if left untreated.more...

Foot ulcer

Foot ulcers are wounds that do not easily heal or keep coming back. Ulcers can be categorized as arterial, venous statis or neurotrophic. People with health problems that include circulatory problems, foot bone or muscle abnormalities, Raynaud'sphenomenon, peripheral neuropathy and atherosclerosis are at higher risk of developing foot ulcers. Diabetic patients should pay special attention to foot ulcers and seek professional help sooner rather than later.more...

Foot warts

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Claw foot or toes

Toes of those with claw foot, curve up at the joints closest to the foot. Sometimes at the middle joints the toes will curve downwards. Claw foot can be indicative of a problem with the nerves in the leg or a condition affecting the spinal cord. Those with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes or psoriasis are at a higher risk of having claw toes. more...

Heel spur

Heel spurs are often associated with plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is a bony protrusion that can form on the heel bone. This is also a location where plantar fascia is attached to heel bone. A heel spur can become very painful and affect ones ability to stay mobile. First key step for the effective treatment of the heel spur is determination of the cause for excessive stretching of the plantar fascia.more...

Gout

Gout is a condition that results from the build-up of uric acid in the tissues or joint. Higher than normal levels of uric acid in your body can exist because of a number of reasons. It may be the case that the body is making too much of this substance. It's also possible that your body is just not removing uric acid efficiently. Big toe is often affected by this condition and is usually accompanied by a swollen, red, and tender joint. more...

Neuroma

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Ankle pain

The ankle is one of the most commonly injured parts of the human body. Because of the ankle's central role in standing and walking, ankle problems should be taken seriously and treated properly. more...

Arthritis

There are three types of arthritis that can affect your foot, which include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. Fortunately there are many treatment options available. more...

Foot Ganglions

A foot ganglion is a swelling filled with fluid often found on top of the ankle or foot. Foot ganglions caused by irritation and weakening of the joint lining can get bigger in size over time but are typically slow to develop. Ganglion on the foot can be treated with a few approaches.more...

Painful heels

Heel pain is a common foot complaint. The pain typically occurs underneath the heel (plantar fasciitis) or just behind it. A number of osseous, systemic, and soft tissue disorders can lead to pain in the heel. more...

Plantar_Fasciitis

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Diabetes and feet

People who have diabetes should be familiar with how to prevent foot problems before they happen. Likewise it's important to recognize these problems as soon as they first occur, and get immediate treatment as soon as a problem is first seen. Treatment of foot problems for those who have diabetes has improved considerably, nonetheless prevention remains as the best option for avoiding diabetic complications.more...

Hammer toe

Hammer toe is the bending of one or both joints of the toe, which results in a deformity that makes a toe have a hammer-like shape. Although 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th (small) toe can be a hammer toe, the second toe is typically the one that's affected. Hammertoe can have several possible causes. Hammer toe can be inherited, can be caused by muscle/tendon imbalance, or be a result of an earlier trauma to the toe.Hammertoes do tend to be progressive, and will frequently get worse with time. more...

Taylors bunion

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Bunion

As the base of the big toe pushes outward on the first metatarsal bone (the bone directly behind the big toe) a bunion is formed. With time, the unnatural position enlarges the joint, which leads to crowding of your other toes and causing pain. more...

Foot fungus

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Flat feet

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

Athletes foot

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Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can be caused by repeated microtrauma or acute trauma. Repeated microtrauma can result from poorly fitting footwear, athletic activity, or structural foot deformities. Injury to the nerve stems from either compression from scar tissue or tissue growth extending pressure on the nerve. more...

Mortons neuroma

Tissue thickening around the nerve that leads to your toes is what usually causes Morton's neuroma. The area between your third and fourth toes is the one frequently affected. Morton's neuroma may form in response to irritation, injury or pressure. 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 twig or a rock.more...

Ingrown toenails

Ingrown toenail happens when the edge of the nail grows downward and into the skin at the tip of the toe. You should see a medical professional as soon as possible if you have diabetes, nerve damage in the leg or foot, poor blood circulation to your foot, or an infection around the nail. Do not try to treat this problem yourself.more...


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