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Hello and welcome to the Honolulu central resource and hub for information on heel, ankle, toe, and foot pain and various treatment options and alternatives for foot conditions and various problems related to feet.

Did you know...
Approximately sixty nine percent of podiatrists are a one podiatrist practice. They have an average of 3 employees.

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

A typical person on average takes well over 3,000 steps a day. An astounding number and a sobering reminder of how important strong, healthy, and pain free feet are to mobile and active lifestyle. It is clear that an active and healthy life relies on feet that are free of pain.

Foot Fact...
There are about 10,735 active podiatrists in the United States today. On the average there is one podiatric physician for every 24,624 individuals.

Treating your foot or ankle illness early with supervision of a foot doctor in Honolulu or a doctor specialized in treatment of foot and ankle problems is key to prevention of more pronounced and serious complications.

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

Foot Fact...
The 52 bones in your feet make up about one quarter of all the bones in your body.



 

Common Foot Problems
Neuroma Heel Pain Ankle Fracture Corn
Diabetes Mortons Neuroma Athlete's Foot Flat Feet
Achilles Tendinitis Nerve Entrapment Ingrown Toenail Foot warts
Ankle Pain Plantar Fasciitis Diabetic Ulcer Ulcers
Fungus Claw Foot / Claw Toes Hammer Toe Gout
Mallet Toe Foot arthritis Bunions Nail fungus / Onychomycosis
Taylors bunion Ganglions Ankle Sprain Calluses
Heel Spurs      


Foot Ganglions

A ganglion is a swelling filled with fluid that can form on any part of the foot, but is usually found on top of the foot or the ankle. Foot ganglions caused by weakening and irritation of the joint lining can get bigger in size with time but are usually slow growing. There are various alternatives for treating a ganglion on the foot.more...

Gout and Feet

Gout is a medical condition which results from the build-up of uric acid in the joint or tissues. Higher than normal levels of uric acid in the body can exist because of a number of reasons. Your body is potentially creating too much of this substance. Alternatively it may be the case that your body is just not removing uric acid efficiently. Big toe is frequently affected by this condition and is usually accompanied by a red, tender, and swollen joint. more...

Sprained ankle

Annually, approximately one million individuals in the United States visit a physician about an acute ankle-related injury, according to the American Academy of Family Practice. The most typical site of sprains is the foot. Ankle sprains can happen during athletic activity, but also during everyday activities like walking or getting out of bed.more...

Foot fungus

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Mallet toes

There is a lot of similarity 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. Foot wear that is poorly fitted can also produce both conditions. Mallet toe and hammertoe can also be caused by high heels. Untreated hammertoe or mallet toe may potentially cause you to develop continuous pain which affects your ability to walk and can limit motion of the foot.more...

Callus

Calluses develop when the skin tries to protect itself against pressure or friction. Higher risk of complications from calluses can exist for those who are diabetic or another health problem that causes inadequate circulation.more...

Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis, also sometimes referred to as Achilles tendinitis, is a painful and sometimes debilitating inflammation and irritation of the Achilles tendon. Achilles tendinitis is a frequent running injury or similar sports related injury that can result from overuse, jumping, intense exercise, or similar activities that strain the tendon. more...

Foot ulcers

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

Neuroma

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Warts

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Hammer toe

Hammer toe is a condition affecting the toe, in which the end of the toe is turned in the downward direction. Although 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th (small) toe can be affected by this condition, the 2nd toe is frequently the one that's affected. Hammer toe may be inherited, result from muscle/tendon imbalance, or be a result of an earlier trauma to the toe.Hammertoes do tend to be progressive, and will usually get worse over time. more...

Flat foot

A small portion of the general population has an inherited flat foot. Usually this condition is developed, and very few individuals are born with pes planus or fallen arches. With flat feet the sole of the foot can come into near-complete or complete contact with the ground surface.more...

Bunionette

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Mortons neuroma

Thickening of tissue around one of the nerves that leads to the toes is what usually leads to Morton's neuroma. This generally happens in the area between your third and fourth toes. Things like irritation, injury or pressure can cause Morton's neuroma. This condition affects the ball of the foot and can be accompanied by sharp pain or a sensation similar to stepping or standing on a foreign object like a twig or a rock.more...

Arthritis and feet

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

Heel pain

Heel pain is a common foot problem with the pain usually present underneath your heel or behind it. Most frequently pain in the heel is not caused by any single injury, for example a fall or a twist, but rather the consequence of repetitive heel stress. more...

Fractured ankle

Ankle fractures can range from severe breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both to avulsion injuries. Because no two ankle fractures are the same, each and every ankle fracture must be diagnosed individually. You must see a foot specialist and go over treatment options. more...

Claw foot or toes

When someone has claw foot, toes curve in the upward direction at the foot’s ball joints and it is not unusual that at the middle joints the toes will curve downwards. Claw foot can develop because of other disorders or can be congenital. Those with conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis are at a higher risk of having claw toes. more...

Corns

Corns are very common. Known to podiatrists as ‘helomas’, foot corns form due to unwelcome skin pressure and friction at the foot or toes. Corns are a normal way for the body to defend itself against continuous pressure on the skin. Foot corns can become painful when left untreated.more...

Diabetes and foot health

People who have diabetes should be aware of how to prevent problems before they happen. Likewise it's important to recognize these problems as they occur, and get immediate treatment when a problem is first seen. Although treatment of foot problems for those who have diabetes has improved considerably, prevention is still the best option for avoiding complications from diabetes.more...

Bunions

Also referred to as hallux valgus, a bunion is a condition that occurs when the big toe angles toward the other toes forcing the joint in the direction away from the foot. Bunions may be one of several problems due to weak or poor structure of the foot, and can develop with arthritis more...

Nerve entrapment

Nerve entrapment can be caused by repeated microtrauma or acute trauma. Repeated damage can result from foot deformities, poorly fitting footwear, or athletic activity. Compression caused by scar tissue or tissue growth exert pressure on the nerve and result in injury to the nerve. more...

Ankle pain

The human ankle, held together by ligaments and tendons, has a wide range of motion. The ankle is one of the most often injured parts of the body. The ankle plays a pivotal part in standing and walking. Because of this ankle injuries should be treated properly and taken seriously. more...

Nail fungus

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Athletes foot

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Plantar_Fasciitis

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Heel spur

Heel spurs are often associated with plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is a hook of bone that may form on the heel bone. This is also a location where plantar fascia makes contact with the calcaneus. Without proper attention heel spur can potentially 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 proper treatment of heel spurs.more...

Diabetes and ulcers

Diabetic patients are prone to foot ulcerations because of vascular and neurologic conditions. The formation of foot ulcers is associated with common risk factors which include peripheral arterial occlusive disease, structural foot deformity and diabetic neuropathy. It is critical to note that diabetic ulcers are the most common foot problem which can lead to lower extremity amputation.more...

Ingrown toenails

Ingrown toenail frequently occurs when the nail protrudes down and into the skin at the tip of the toe. If you have poor blood circulation to your foot, nerve damage in the leg or foot, diabetes, or an infection around the nail, you should see a medical professional as soon as possible. Do not attempt to treat this problem at home.more...


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