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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...
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    Doctor Franson and the whole staff have been awesome every step of the way! I recommend them to all my family, friends and co-workers every chance I get! Thanks Dr. Franson and UFAI staff!!!!
    Robert B.
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    I saw Dr. Baravarian after being misdiagnosed by another doctor. (I am runner, but foot pain was making even short runs very difficult). He was awesome, really attentive and caring. He quickly diagnosed a bone spur in...
    Chris C.
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    Dr. Yau is very compassionate, soft spoken and easy to talk to. He answers all your questions.
    Vriginia B.
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    Dr. Morris took the time to listen, diagnose, and answer many questions I had.  In combination of his treatment, suitable ankle support, and physical therapy sessions, which prescribed by Dr. Morris, I was able to hea...
    Margaux H.
  • From my first visit to the Foot and Ankle Institute in Santa Monica to my last physical therapy session, Dr. Baravarian and his team always took the time to answer all my questions and do everything possible to ensure...
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    I am an avid runner, but had a foot injury that made even walking excruciatingly painful. I went to University Foot and Ankle Institute after being misdiagnosed by another doctor. Everyone in the office is so nice, fr...
    Christie C.
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    I see Dr. Bob in Sherman Oaks.  If it wasn't for him, I really wouldn't be able to walk.  I have bad arthritis in my ankles and feet.  I have seen several doctors regarding my problems but NO ONE was able to help me o...
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