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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:
  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    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.

     

     

  • 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.

On NBC's "The Doctors" explaining plantar fasciitis and performing advanced treatments before a live audience.

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...
  • CustomerSure
    Very satisfied, and will recommend to friends and family.
    Pauline M.
  • Yelp
    Smashed a toe pretty good and had a toenail going in the wrong way. I called the doctors office. They took my California Care insurance no problem. Despite a very busy lobby, staff arranged to sneak me in between pati...
    SurfWithT
  • CustomerSure
    The staff was fantastic and it they really took care of me. Some of the best service from medical professionals that I have ever seen!
    Ryan P,.
  • CustomerSure
    Dr. Baravarian and the Santa Monica office and staff are helping me stride ahead!
    Edward T.
  • Yelp
    Dr. Franson, the nurses and front desk made everything so easy. Wonderful doctor and support staff. They returned phone calls quickly and we never felt rushed during appointments. The surgery was explained thoroughly...
    Deidre M.
  • CustomerSure
    I appreciated that Dr. Yau called me back quickly after I left a message and he then made time to see me that day.
    Virginia B.
  • Yelp
    I visited Dr. Baravarian based on my primary doctors recommendation.   My primary said he is the best in the business for my situation.  I ruptured my Achilles Tendon on October 6th and had surgery by Dr. "Bob" on Oct...
    Dean H.
  • CustomerSure
    Thanks for helping me get out of pain and on a path to feeling better. After two weeks of physical therapy for Plantar Fasciitis, I am beginning to walk without pain.
    Danica P.
  • CustomerSure
    I have had an outstanding experiences every time I come to the office.
    John B.
  • CustomerSure
    Dr. B and his staff were so kind. I'm extremely sensitive to pain and they were all very comforting and supportive. I would not hesitate to return and refer any of my family members and friends. Thank you for you comm...
    Christina A.
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