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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:
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries and Treatment, University Foot and Ankle Institute

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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, Ankle Tendons, Univeristy Foot and Ankle Institute

    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."

  • Foot Cysts Los Angeles

    A cyst is a sac-like structure, typically filled with liquid caused by infection, trauma, or clogged oil glands.

    Plantar warts are rough, hardened growths in the outer layers of skin on the soles of the feet.



  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Broken Foot Los Angeles

    Fractures are actual breaks in the bone and can vary from a tiny crack to a shattering break. Early treatment can greatly increase your chances of avoiding surgery or permanent damage

  • 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.

  • 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 will never get better without intervention.

  • 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.

  • Mortons Neuroma Treatment, Foot Nerve Pain, University Foot & Ankle Institute

    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.

  • 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.

  • Plantar Fasciitis Treatment, Los Angeles

    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.

  • Plantar Plate Injury, University Foot and Ankle Institute

    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."

  • Toenail Fungus Los Angeles

    Even toenails are susceptible to disease, infection or injury.


    Calluses and corns are the thick, rough patches of skin that develop as a result of prolonged pressure.



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...
  • 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...
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedics and five-time Ironman Triathlete...
  • CustomerSure
    Thank you to all of you. I felt welcomed and well taken care of. Thank you all for taking my foot pain away.
    Pauline M.
  • Yelp
    I had a bad break on my 5th metatarsal when I was out of state. I called Dr. Franson's office as soon as I came back home. The office staff was great and got me right in. Dr Franson was amazing and took great care of...
    Glenna Rae W.
  • CustomerSure
    Thanks for taking the extra time to treat my foot during the appointment. You saved us a second trip.
    Jill V.
  • Yelp
    I am so grateful for Dr. Campbell!  He is very knowledgeable, skilled, thorough, and patient. His warm, friendly demeanor always keeps me calm (which is amazing for someone who gets as anxious as I do)!  During my f...
    Amanda S.
  • I can't thank you enough for all of those times you saw me at no charge. Many doctors would've turned their back on me the second my insurance ran out, but you didn't and you saw me at no charge.
  • Angies List
    I was treated very well. I have a recheck on Wednesday. Dr. Bob is very personable. He is the head of podiatry at UCLA Medical Center. He's been doing this kind of surgery for 17 years. He is very knowledgeable. He wa...
  • Yelp
    I've been seeing Dr Baravarian for about a year for a chronic foot injury and I'm very happy with him and the Sherman Oaks office.  The staff at UFAI is knowledgeable and friendly. It's consistently easy to get an ea...
    Tracy L.
  • Yelp
    Dr Franson took me right in. I asked for an emergency appt, and he got me right in. I fractured my ankle, and he took good care me. I've been a regular patient.
    Jen H.
  • A note of thanks to you in the treatment of my foot. While I don't know the outcome yet. I would like you to know that I appreciate your expertise as well as your manner. I feel that I can connect with you, which is i...
    B. T.
  • Yelp
    I injured my foot last night while kickboxing.  I was afraid I broke it.  I called Dr. Bob Baravarian's of the Foot and Ankle Institute, hoping to schedule an appointment.  Luckily, they were able to see me today. I ...
    Michael C.
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