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

Did you know...
Patients with foot problems visit podiatric physicians an average of 3.7 times per year, orthopedic physicians 3.4, osteopathic physicians 3.2, all other physicians 3.0, and physical therapists and others 7.1 times each year.

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

An average person makes more than 3,000 steps each day. A statistic that many people find amazing. It is clear that feet that are free of pain are the underpinning of a fulfilling life.

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 pronounced and serious complications.

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

Foot Fact...
Approximately 19% of the United States population has an average of 1.4 foot problems per year.



 

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


Painful heels

Heel pain is a common foot condition with the pain typically occurring under the heel (plantar fasciitis) or just behind it. Various osseous, soft tissue, and systemic disorders can lead to heel pain. more...

Neuromas

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Ankle pain

Your ankle is a complex network of tendons, muscles, ligaments and bones. The ankle is one of the most commonly injured parts of the human body. The ankle plays a pivotal role in standing and walking and should be treated properly and taken seriously when ankle problem occurs. more...

Foot wart

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Nail fungus

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Morton's neuroma

Morton's neuroma is associated with thickening of tissue around one of the nerves that leads to your toes. The area between your third and fourth toes is the one typically affected. Morton's neuroma may occur due to irritation, injury or pressure. 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...

Diabetes and foot health

If you have diabetes it can be difficult for you to notice sores, blisters or cuts, because nerve damage caused by diabetes can lead to loss of sensation in your foot. These seemingly insignificant injuries can lead to infections and ulcers, which is more serious cases may even lead to amputation.more...

Mallet toes

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. Foot wear that is too tight can also precipitate both conditions. Mallet toe and hammertoe can also develop from wearing high heels. Ignored mallet toe or hammertoe may potentially cause you to develop continuous discomfort that affects your ability to walk properly and can limit motion of the foot.more...

Ingrown toenail

To a podiatrist an ingrown toenail is a frequent problem. It happens when the nail extends downward and into the skin at the tip of the toe. If you have nerve damage in the leg or foot, diabetes, poor blood circulation to your foot, or an infection around the nail, you should see a specialist right away. Don't treat this problem at home.more...

Hammer toe

This is a deformity of the toe, in which the tip of the toe is turned in the downward direction. Although second, third, fourth, or fifth (small) toe can be affected by this condition, the second toe is typically the one that's affected. Hammer toe may be inherited, can be caused by an earlier trauma to the toe, or be a result of muscle/tendon imbalance.Hammer toes frequently get worse over time and tend to be progressive. Left untreated they can lead to formation of sores, and become more rigid and painful.more...

Achilles tendinitis

Characterized as the inflammation of Achilles tendon, this condition effects the back of the foot when a band of connective tissue that joins calf muscles to your heel becomes irritated. Achilles tendonitis is a often-seen injury that tends to occur in non-professional sports enthusiasts. more...

Foot fungus

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Diabetic ulcers

Diabetic patients are prone to foot ulcers due to both vascular and neurologic complications. Peripheral arterial occlusive disease, diabetic neuropathy, and structural foot deformity are common risk factors for ulcer formation. Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot problem which can require amputation.more...

Corns

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

Nerve entrapment

Repetitive microtrauma or acute trauma can indirectly lead to nerve entrapment. Things like structural foot defects, sports, or poorly fitted shoes can lead to repeated damage. Compression from scar tissue or other tissue growth exert pressure on the nerve and lead to injury to the nerve. more...

Ankle fracture

Ankle fractures can range from the less serious avulsion injuries to more serious breaks of the fibula, tibia, or both. Not all ankle fractures are the same. Each ankle fracture should be diagnosed and treated individually, since no two ankle fractures are the same. You must consult a podiatric physician and go over the treatment plan. more...

Flat feet

Sometimes referred to as pes planus or fallen arches, flat feet is a medical condition characterized by the collapse of the foot arch. When a patient has this condition, the entire sole of the foot can come into near-complete or complete contact with the ground.more...

Bunion

As the base of the big toe pushes outward on the first metatarsal bone (the bone directly behind the big toe) a bunion can form. With time, the unnatural position enlarges your big toe joint, which results in additional crowding of your other toes and possibly causing pain. more...

Plantar_Fasciitis

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Callus

A callus is an especially hard patch of skin which has become relatively thick due to repeated pressure, friction, or irritation. Greater risk of complications from calluses can exist for people who have diabetes or another illness that causes inadequate circulation.more...

Arthritis and feet

Your ankle or foot can be affected by 3 types of arthritis, which include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. However different treatment approaches are available. It is important to seek help early so that treatment can begin as soon as possible. more...

Gout and Feet

Gout is a medical condition which results from the build-up of uric acid in the tissues or joint. There are several causes for having increased levels of uric acid in your body. The body is potentially making too much uric acid. It's also possible that the body is just not eliminating uric acid effectively. Large toe is often affected by gout and is usually accompanied by a swollen, tender, and red joint. more...

Foot ulcers

Foot ulcers can be categorized as venous statis, arterial or neurotrophic. They are wounds that do not heal or keep coming back. Patients with conditions that include circulatory problems, peripheral neuropathy, atherosclerosis, foot bone or muscle abnormalities and Raynaud'sphenomenon 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...

Ganglions

A foot ganglion is a fluid filled swelling that is often found on top of the ankle or foot. Ganglions can increase in size with time but are generally slow to develop. more...

Taylors bunion

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Heel spur

Often associated with plantar fasciitis, a heel spur is a bony protrusion that may develop on the heel bone. This point is also a where plantar fascia is attached to calcaneus. Untreated heel spur can become very painful and impact ones ability to stay mobile. Determining the cause for excessive stretching of the plantar fascia is the first key step for the effective treatment of heel spurs.more...

Athletes foot

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Sprained ankle

Every year, roughly 1 million people visit a physician about ankle-related injury, according to the American Academy of Family Practice. And ankle sprain is the most common reason. The most common location of sprains is the ankle joint. Sprains are not limited to sports activity. They can also happen during everyday activities such as getting out of bed or walking.more...

Claw foot or toes

Claw foot is a deformity of toes. When this problem occurs the toe looks like a claw, because the toe joint closest to the foot is bent up while the other toe joints are bent downward. This condition can develop because of other disorders or can be congenital. Those with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis or diabetes are at risk of having claw toes. more...


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