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Kim Foot & Ankle Centers: Super Specialists That Get You Back on Your Feet Naturally

We at Kim Foot & Ankle Centers, approach podiatry in a unique way. Our first priority is to get you back on your feet as naturally as possible. Most of the time a holistic approach works best in treating foot and ankle problems with the added benefit of improving our patients’ overall health…

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Virtual Tour

Check out our state-of-the art office and watch our doctors and staff in action. Our Long Beach office is located across the street from Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Orthoscan Guided Injections

Unlike your normal x-ray, this machine lets our doctors take pictures and see problems that occur during foot and ankle movement.

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Video Testimonials

Our patients are the best! This is a collection of patient videos where they share their healing experiences with the Podiatrists and staff at Kim Foot & Ankle Centers.

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Fungal Nail Laser Treatment

Quick, safe and painless, our state-of-the-art LASER gets rid of stubborn toenail fungus. 5 minutes each foot and you’re on your way.

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Foot Problems We Treat

Ankle Injuries

Ankle Injuries

The ankle sprain is the most common athletic injury. Ankle fractures may be hard to distinguish from sprains; …

Ankle Sprain

Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain is a common medical condition that occurs when one or more ligaments in the ankle are…

Biomechanical Problems

Biomechanical Problems

To help control discomfort in your feet, your podiatrist may prescribe Orthotics (custom molded shoe inserts). The orthotic may relieve your symptoms, simply by controlling the way your feet move, stopping strain…

Bunions

Bunions

A bunion is one of the most common foot problems. Your big toe does far more work than the lesser toes. Every time you take a step, the big toe supports most of your body’s weight. It is indispensable to foot movement…

Calcaneal Apophysitis

Calcaneal Apophysitis

Calcaneal apophysitis is a painful inflammation of the growth plate at the back of the heel bone where the Achilles tendon inserts. It normally affects children between 7 and 15 years of age, because the calcaneus is not fully developed until a child is at least 14…

Charcot Foot

Charcot Foot

Charcot foot is the breakdown in the joints or sudden softening of the bones in the foot. . A complication of diabetes, the disorder weakens the bones enough for them to fracture easily, even without any major trauma…

Cuboid Syndrome

Cuboid Syndrome

A person may develop cuboid syndrome through either a single injury event or repetitive strain over time. Excessive inward turn of an ankle (like an ankle sprain) or overflexing your foot or toes downward when moving is thought to be the most common cause…

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is a serious complication derived from diabetes. The condition, actually a family of nerve disorders, causes damage to the nerves as a result of high blood sugar levels …

Diabetic Ulcers

Diabetic Ulcers

Diabetic ulcers are sores that occur at the pressure points on the foot, and usually on the sole where contact against the ground is most common. Pressure from the shoes worn can also produce ulcers on the sides or top of a foot…

Functional Hallux Limitus/Turf Toe

Functional Hallux Limitus/Turf Toe

Functional hallux limitus (turf toe) is the loss of motion to the big toe joint, usually from jamming it during the course of walking or running. It is also referred to by many doctors as a dorsal bunion…

Fungal Nails

Fungal Nails

A fungal nail is an infection caused by nail fungus. Fungus is a plantlike organism that reproduces by spores. When fungus is in a fingernail or a toenail, the nail may appear as thickened or discolored. The most common form of fungal nail often starts…

Ganglion Cyst

Ganglion Cyst

Dating back to medical writing from the time of Hippocrates, the word “ganglion” means “knot” and is used to describe the knot-like bump, mass, or swelling that forms under the skin, often on or around the joints and tendons in the hand or foot…

Haglund’s Deformity

Haglund’s Deformity

The condition is common in women who wear high heels or pumps and is often called “the pump bump.” The rigid back of a high heeled shoe aggravates the bump when walking. Other shoes, such as ice skates, men’s dress shoes or any shoes with a…

Heel Spurs

Heel Spurs

This condition is most often the result of stress on the muscles and fascia of the foot. This stress may form a spur on the bottom of the heel. Share

Ingrown Nails

Ingrown Nails

Ingrown nail is a painful condition that can affect the nails of the hand or feet, but occurs most often with the toenails. A toenail that is “ingrown” curves and digs into the skin at the sides of the nail, usually creating pain, redness, swelling, and heat, and often becomes infected…

Mallet, Claw, and Hammer Toe

Mallet, Claw, and Hammer Toe

If you are suffering from a mallet or claw toe, it is most likely visibly deformed. There is often pain in the toe, and you may have difficulty wearing certain shoes, notice discomfort when walking and experience pain in other parts of the foot…

Metatarsus Adductus (Metadductus)

Metatarsus Adductus (Metadductus)

Looking at the bottom of a newborn’s foot, you’ll notice the inner border of the foot curves slightly off-center. This is normal and not to be confused with any foot deformity. By the time the baby reaches 4-6 months old, the foot usually straightens out on its own. Otherwise, the infant may have metatarsus adductus.

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma

A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that may develop in various parts of the body. The most common neuroma in the foot is a Morton’s neuroma, which occurs between the third and fourth toes. The Morton’s Neuroma is also caused because the spot where the nerves meet inside…

Overlapping and Underlapping Toes

Overlapping and Underlapping Toes

Any one of the toes can overlap or underlap, pushing on adjacent toes and causing irritation. Pain, inflammation and small corns or areas of built up tissue may result…

Pediatric Flatfoot/Talipes Calcaneovalgus

Pediatric Flatfoot/Talipes Calcaneovalgus

When a flatfoot occurs in children, it is referred to as “pediatric flatfoot.” As a form of flatfoot, it has the distinct characteristic of the condition: a partial or total collapse of the foot arch.Flatfoot can be apparent at birth or show up years later…

Pigeon Toe/In Toe

Pigeon Toe/In Toe

Pigeon toe is most common in infants and children under two years of age, when the bone structure is still forming and the cartilages are soft enough to be affected by both internal and external pressure. Therefore, it becomes rarer as a body develops with age and corrects the minor flaws naturally…

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the most common type of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the long fibrous fascia ligament tissue band that serves as shock absorber designed to support the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia develops tears causing pain and inflammation…

Plantar Fibroma/Plantar Fibromatosis

Plantar Fibroma/Plantar Fibromatosis

A plantar fibroma is a benign thickening of the deep connective tissue in the arch of the foot (called the “plantar fascia”). The most conspicuous sign of plantar fibromatosis are the firm nodular masses you can feel just under the skin on the bottom of the foot…

Stress Fracture

Stress Fracture

If you are a track and field athlete, you’re likely familiar with stress fracture. It is a tiny crack in a bone, usually in the weight-bearing bones of the lower leg and foot. Whereas regular fractures involve major trauma or force to break a bone, stress fractures come from a much lighter impact, but occurring repetitively…

Toe Fracture

Toe Fracture

A toe fracture is a break in a toe bone. Each toe is actually made up of several bones, and one or more of them may be fractured after an injury to the foot or toes. Fractures of the big toe can be much more serious…

Venous Stasis Ulcers

Venous Stasis Ulcers

A venous stasis ulcer is a leg wound that does not heal because of poor blood flow in the veins. This occurs when the one-way valves inside the veins that help the blood flow to the heart are weak…

Warts

Warts

A minor affliction of the foot, nevertheless, warts can be quite painful. Warts most often appear on the plantar surface, or sole of the foot; they are frequently referred to as “plantar warts”…

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