With over 200,000 happy patients to our name, you'll feel confident trusting our decades of experience and state-of-the-art treatments for:
  • Bunion Hallux Valgus Los Angeles

    A bunion is (usually) when your big toe moves in the opposite direction of the long toe, creating a very noticable bump, pain and loss of function.

  • Chronic Ankle Instability

    Chronic ankle instability results from recurring sprains or one that didn't heal properly. The ligaments stretch or tear and it feels like it will "give way."

  • Plantar Plate Injuries

    The plantar plate is a strong ligament on the bottom of the foot and keeps toes in their joint and prevents them from drifting. injuries are also called "Ball of Foot Pain."

  • Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain

    Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain) is when the plantar fascia (the thick band of tissue on the bottom of your foot) is swollen or inflamed and can be very painful.

  • Achilles Tendon Injuries

    The Achilles is the largest and strongest tendon and is used whenever you move your foot. It can withstand 1,000 pounds of force, yet prone to injury.

  • Morton's Neuroma

    A neuroma is a benign growth or inflamed nerve. In the ball of the foot, it's called Morton’s Neuroma. The pain it causes feels like you're walking on a pebble.

  • Broken Foot Los Angeles

    A broken or fractured ankle is often from a foot roll or sports injury. Often under-treated, it can lead to early onset arthritis or chronic ankle instability.

  • Hallux Rigidus Los Angeles

    Big Toe Arthritis is inflammation of the joints at the base of your big toe. Since 90% of your body weight is placed upon the big toe, it's easy to see why this is common.

  • ankle arthritis Los Angeles

    Ankles withstand a lot of pressure, but injury, genetics or wear and tear can damage the cartilage. Treatments for this painful, degenerative condition range from conservative to surgical.

  • Hammer Toe Los Angeles

    A hammer toe is a muscle imbalance around the toe joints which causes the toe to bend, pushing it upward in a claw-like position. It never get better without intervention.

  • Toenail Fungus Los Angeles

    Toenails are susceptible to disease, infection or injury. Abnormalities may also be caused by localized inflammation or infection and difficult to diagnose with certainty visually.

  • Metatarsalgia Los Angeles

    Metatarsalgia describes a variety of symptoms that, most often, cause ball of foot pain. There are many causes that contribute to this condition.

  • Foot Cysts Los Angeles

    A cyst is a sac-like structure, typically filled with liquid caused by infection, trauma, chronic inflammatory conditions, clogged oil glands or cancer. They should never be ignored.

  • Flat Feet Collaped Arch Podiatrist Los Angeles

    The posterior tibial tendon, a strong tendon, holds the arch. If damaged, the arch can fall over time and left untreated, it leads to long-term problems and additional conditions.

  • Neuroma and Nerve Pain Los Angeles

    Nerve conditions like nerve entrapment, neuropathy and tarsal tunnel syndrome are caused by irritation or a medical condition, leading to nerve damage.

  • Diabetic Foot Care, Charcot Foot,  Los Angeles

    Diabetes causes many conditions like charcot foot, nueropathy, ulcers and infections. Diabetics experience nerve damage in their feet and often not aware of worsening conditions.

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UFAI's doctors and therapists are nationally recognized leaders in foot and ankle care, committed to delivering the most exceptional care anywhere. meet them all

  • Foot Surgery Los Angeles, Dr. Bob Baravarian, University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Chief of Podiatric Medicine at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center & Orthopedic Hospital...
  • Podiatrist Los Angeles, Dr. Gary Briskin, University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Former Chief of Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Gary is...
  • Foot Doctor Los Angeles, Dr. Justin Franson, University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Attending physician at VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles, Justin is an avid...
  • Los Angeles Podiatrist, Dr. Sydney Yau, DPM, University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Fellowship-trained Foot and Ankle Surgeon, specializating in sports medicine...
  • Foot Surgeon Los Angeles, Jason Morris, DPM, University Foot and Ankle Institute
    Associate of American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, lifelong sports enthusiast...
  • A surgical specialist trained at Loma Linda's VA Hospital, his passion for outdoor...
  • Former Chief Resident, Dept. of Veteran's Affairs, specializing in sports medicine and...
  • Fellowship-trained in sports medicine & ankle reconstruction, and as a trained dancer she...
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