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

Did you know...
Roughly 6% of the United States population has fallen arches, foot injuries, and flat feet or bunions per year.

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

A typical person on average takes more than 3,000 steps a day. A statistic that many people find remarkable. Without question feet that are free of pain are the underpinning of a healthy life.

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

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



 

Common Foot Problems
Diabetic Ulcer Bunionette Mallet Toes Pain in the heel
Diabetes and Feet Plantar Fasciitis Flat Feet Gout
Nerve Entrapment Fungus Bunions Warts
Corn Athlete's Foot Ankle Pain Neuromas
Ankle Sprain Nail fungus Mortons Neuroma Calluses
Ingrown toenails Foot arthritis Ganglion Claw Toes
Achilles Tendinitis Ankle Fracture Ulcer Hammer Toes
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Foot fungus

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Foot warts

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Heel spur

Heel spurs are often associated with plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is a bony protrusion that can form on heel bone (calcaneus). This is also an attachment point for plantar fascia. Left untreated heel spur can potentially become very debilitating and painful. Finding the cause of excessive stretching of the plantar fascia is the key for the effective treatment of the heel spur.more...

Nail fungus

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Heel pain

Frequently caused by plantar fasciitis, heel pain is a fairly common condition. Heel pain can result from different causes, such as nerve irritation, a cyst, arthritis, a stress fracture, or tendonitis. more...

Ankle pain

Ankle injuries are some of the frequent injuries of the body. Because of the ankle's pivotal role in walking and standing, ankle injuries should be treated properly and taken seriously. more...

Arthritis

There are three types of arthritis that can affect your ankle or foot, which include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. There are numerous treatment approaches available. These should be considered early so that treatment can begin sooner rather than later. more...

Ingrown toenails

To a podiatrist an ingrown toenail is a familiar condition. It typically occurs when the tip of the nail grows 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 professional right away. Don't attempt to treat this problem yourself.more...

Bunionette

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Ulcers and diabetes

Diabetic patients have a higher risk of foot ulcers due to both vascular and neurologic complications. Peripheral arterial occlusive disease, structural foot deformity, and diabetic neuropathy are common risk factors for formation of foot ulcers. Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common foot problem that can lead to amputation.more...

Mallet toes

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. Both problems are commonly precipitated by shoes that are poorly fitted. High heels can also lead to development mallet toe and hammertoe. Your ability to walk and to have free movement of your foot can be negatively affected if hammertoe or mallet toe are left untreated.more...

Gout and Feet

Gout results from the build-up of uric acid in the tissues or joint. There can be several causes for having higher than normal levels of uric acid in your body. It can be the case that the body is creating too much of this substance. Poor removal of uric acid by your body may be another cause. Large toe is often affected by gout and is usually accompanied by a swollen, tender, and red joint. more...

Foot Ganglions

A ganglion is a swelling filled with fluid that can form on any part of the foot, but is most often found on the ankle or top of the foot. Ganglions caused by irritation and weakening of the joint lining can get bigger in size with time but are generally slow growing. more...

Plantar_Fasciitis

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Morton's neuroma

Morton's neuroma develops as a consequence of tissue thickening around a nerve that leads to the toes. This frequently happens in the area between your third and fourth toes. Morton's neuroma may occur in response to irritation, injury or pressure. This condition affects the ball of the foot and can be accompanied by burning pain or a feeling similar to stepping or standing on a foreign object like a twig or a rock.more...

Ankle sprain

Every year, an estimated 1 million people see a physician about ankle injury, according to the American Academy of Family Practice. Ankle joint is the most common location of sprains. Ankle sprains are not limited to athletic activity. They can also occur during everyday activities like walking or getting out of bed.more...

Achilles tendinitis

This common foot problem is a condition of irritation and inflammation of the Achilles tendon in the back of the ankle. Achilles tendinitis is often a running injury or similar sports related injury resulting from jumping, intense exercise, overuse, or similar activities that can irritate the tendon and calf muscles. more...

Diabetes

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

Calluses

Calluses develop when the skin tries to protect itself against pressure and/or friction. Higher risk of complications from calluses can exist for people who have diabetes or another condition that causes inadequate circulation in the feet.more...

Neuroma

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Flat foot

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

Claw toes

This 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 up and the other toe joints are bent downward. Claw foot can develop because of other disorders or can be congenital. Higher risk individuals more likely to have claw toes include those with illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis or diabetes. more...

Foot ulcer

Foot ulcers can be categorized as arterial, neurotrophic or venous statis. They are wounds that do not easily heal or keep coming back. Patients with diabetes should pay special attention to foot ulceration and seek professional help sooner rather than later.more...

Fracture of the ankle

Ankle fractures are frequent injuries that are most often caused by the ankle rolling inward or outward. There are many different types of ankle fractures. Since no two ankle fractures are the same, each ankle fracture should be treated individually. You should consult a doctor and discuss treatment approach. more...

Athletes foot

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Nerve entrapment

Repetitive microtrauma or acute trauma can indirectly lead to nerve entrapment. Repetitive damage can result from foot deformities, poorly fitted shoes, or sports-related activity. Injury to the nerve develops as a result of either compression from scar tissue or tissue growths extending pressure on the nerve. more...

Corns

Foot corns are very similar to calluses, because they form as the skin has thickened in response to unwelcome pressure. Corns are a natural way for the body to defend itself against sustained pressure on the skin. Corns can potentially become very painful when left untreated.more...

Hammer toe

Hammer toe can be characterized as bending of one or both joints of the toe, which results in a deformity that makes a toe take on a hammer-like shape. Although second, third, fourth, or fifth (small) toe can be a hammer toe, the 2nd toe is most often the one that's affected. Hammer toe may 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.Hammer toes usually get worse over time and tend to be progressive. more...

Bunions

A bunion can be described as a condition in which a big toe points toward the adjacent second toe, causing a bony bump on the inside edge of your big toe. Over time, the unnatural position enlarges the joint making it more pronounced, which results in additional crowding of other toes and possibly causing discomfort. more...


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