Common Foot Problems


Often described as a bump on the side of a big toe, a bunion is a sometimes painful protrusion that reflects changes in the bony framework of your foot. The bunion causes your big toe to lean inward rather than straight ahead, throwing your bones out of alignment.

At Academy Foot Center of Hawaii, we specialize in and frequently perform bunion treatments, so you can rest assured that your care will be in the hands of leading practitioners in the field of podiatry.

We provide comprehensive individualized treatment for bunions and symptoms associated with bunions, including:

  • Burning Sensation
  • Inflammation
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Soreness

Bunions are a progressive disorder, which means that they worsen and become more painful with time. So get treatment today, before your small problem becomes a big one. Call for a free consultation today.

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Athlete’s foot is an infection of the feet caused by fungus. The medical term is tinea pedis. Athlete’s foot may last for a short or long time and may come back after treatment.
The most common symptom is cracked, flaking, peeling skin between the toes. The affected area is usually red and itchy. You may feel burning or stinging, and there may be blisters, oozing or crusting. In addition to the toes, the symptoms can also occur on the heels, palms and between the fingers.
Over-the-counter antifungal powders or creams can help control the infection. These generally contain miconazole, clotrimazole or tolnaftate.  In addition, you should:

  • Keep your feet clean and dry, especially between your toes.
  • Wash your feet thoroughly with soap and water and dry the area very carefully and completely. Try to do this at least twice a day.
  • Wear clean, cotton socks and change your socks and shoes as often as necessary to keep your feet dry.

Severe, ongoing infections that don’t respond to 2 – 4 weeks of self-care, and frequently recurring athlete’s foot, may require further treatment by your health care provider. Stronger, prescription antifungal medications may be needed. These include topical medicines, like ketoconazole or terbinafine, and pills. Antibiotics may be necessary to treat secondary bacterial infections that occur in addition to the fungus (for example, from scratching).
For treatment for your athlete’s foot, call our well-trained and experienced staff today!

Ingrown Toenails

Do you have Onychocryptosis? You might not know the word but you’d certainly know if you did, because Onychocryptosis, or ingrown nails, are no joke- especially when they occur on one’s feet.

Ingrown toenails can turn ordinary activities like standing, running or just walking around into painful ordeals and should be treated as early as possible. If you have an ingrown toenail, don’t stand around and suffer. Do yourself a favor and visit Academy Foot Center of Hawaii, where treatment of ingrown toenails is our specialty.

After carefully examining your affected toe, one of our dedicated staff will help determine the best course of treatment to insure that your comfort is restored and infection avoided. Our talented podiatrists are the authorities when it comes to Onychocryptosis treatment and will treat your foot with the utmost care. Some treatment options include: phenolisation, wedge resection, laser treatment and CO2 laser surgery.

No matter the treatment, Academy Foot Center of Hawaii’s staff will treat your foot with the utmost care and professionalism. We?ll give you your life back one toe at a time.

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If you’ve discovered a wart on your foot, ankle or lower extremity, don’t wait to get it checked out. Besides being painful and embarrassing certain types of warts are cancerous and can be contagious when rubbed on other areas of the skin.

Warts on the feet or ankles are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and although some warts do heal on their own it’s always wise to get them checked by a qualified podiatrist.

At Academy Foot Center of Hawaii, we specialize in the treatment and removal of warts on ankles and feet. Most common foot warts are usually plantar warts; small hard and often painful bumps, usually found on the soles of the feet. Often times these warts will form in small clusters called mosaics, which can be especially painful for the patient.

If you find these or other types of wart on your feet or any other lower extremity, call Academy Foot Center of Hawaii and have them checked out by one of our qualified staff. If in fact your wart does require removal, don?t worry, Academy Foot Center of Hawaii offers a variety wart removal options including: Keratolysis, Cryosurgery and laser or topical treatments. Your physician will examine the affected area and help you choose the best method of removal to help insure that the growths don’t return.

To schedule an appointment with a Academy Foot Center of Hawaii physician, call us today.