A Step Above Foot Care is a full-service podiatry practice that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of foot and ankle disorders. Our highly-skilled Long Beach foot doctor provides expert care for patients with heel pain, sports injuries, toenail fungus, neuropathy, pain in the ball of the foot, children's foot problems, diabetes, circulatory problems, ingrown toenails, skin problems (warts, corns, callouses, eczema, skin cancer in the foot), broken foot, broken ankle, bunions, and other foot and ankle problems utilizing treatments ranging from conservative methods to advanced, cutting-edge therapies.

Podiatry is the treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle.  Treatments range from conservative care, including orthotics, MLS laser, shockwave, and preventive diabetic foot care to surgical procedures.  We are pleased to add regenerative medicine to our list of treatment options.  We now offer mesenchymal stem cell injections for treatment of tendon injuries, ankle sprains, and plantar fasciitis.  These injections aid in healing, and often surgery can be avoided.  We offer the complete range of treatments for any foot or ankle disorder.  Below is a listing of the kinds of problems that are encountered and treated at our office.  

A Step Above Foot Care can treat all of your foot and ankle conditions.  Call (562) 429-5300 for an appointment today.

3D bunion correction

Accessory navicular syndrome

Achilles tendon tears/rupture

Adult flatfoot, Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

Amputations (We aim to prevent amputations, and do perform amputations if all else fails)

Ankle fractures and broken ankles

Ankle instability 

Ankle pain

Ankle sprain

Arch pain

Arch supports

Arthritis (foot arthritis, ankle arthritis)

Arthritis in the big toe

Athlete’s foot

Black toenails

Bone healing

Bone spurs

Bone tumors

Botox for the feet

Brittle toenails

Broken foot

Bunions – how to prevent them from worsening and prevent surgery

Calcaneal apophysitis (Sever's disease)

Calf pain

Callous

Capsulitis of the second toe

Cavus foot (high-arched foot)

Charcot foot

Children’s foot problems

Chronic ankle instability

Circulation Problems

Contact dermatitis

Corns

Cracked heels

Crush injuries

Custom orthotics

Deep vein thrombosis

Diabetic complications and amputation prevention (Diabetic wounds)

Diabetic foot care

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Diabetic shoes

Dropfoot

Eczema of the foot

Equinus

Extra bones

Fallen arches

Flexible flatfoot

Fillers for the feet - injections to the ball of the foot to add cushion (Sculptra)

Flat feet

Foot bumps

Foot fracture (broken foot)

Foot odor

Foot pain

Foot rash

Foot surgery

Fracture of the heel bone (calcaneus)

Fracture of the fifth metatarsal

Ganglion cyst

Gout

Granuloma

Growing pains in feet and legs

Haglund’s deformity

Hallux Limitus/Hallus Rigidus (dorsal bunion)

Hammertoes

Heel pain and plantar fasciitis

Heel spurs

Infections

Ingrown toenails

Injuries of the foot and ankle

Intoeing

Joint pain in the foot

Joint swelling in the foot

Laser for healing injuries and laser for pain relief (MLS laser)

Laser for toenail fungus (Cutera laser)

Lisfranc injuries

Lumps and bumps on the foot

Malignant melanoma in the foot

Metatarsal fractures

Metatarsus Adductus

Morton's neuroma

Nerve problems

Neuropathy

Open MRI

Orthotics

Os trigonum syndrome

Osteoarthritis of the foot and osteoarthritis of the ankle

Pain in the ball of the foot

Pediatric flatfoot

Peripheral arterial disease

Peroneal tendon injuries

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fibroma

Plantar wart

Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction

Puncture wounds

Restless leg syndrome

Rheumatoid arthritis in the foot and rheumatoid arthritis in the ankle

Running injuries

Scars

Sesamoid injuries

Shin splints

Skin disorders

Skin cancer in the foot

Smelly feet

Soft tissue biopsy

Soft tissue tumors

Sports injuries, sports medicine

Sterile Pedicure

Stress fracture in the ankle

Stress fracture in the foot

Sweaty feet

Swollen ankles

Swollen feet

Tailor's bunion

Talar dome lesion

Tarsal coalition

Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Thick toenails

Tingly feet

Tired feet

Toe fractures

Toenail fungus

Toenail restoration (Keryflex)

Turf toe

Warts

Weak ankles

White toenails

Women's foot health

Wound care

Yellow toenails

 


 

We offer treatments for all kinds of ankle problems.

Many times I hear patients say that they "just" sprained their ankle, as if it will get better on its own.  They think it is not a serious injury so they don't seek treatment for their sprained or injured ankle.  But then weeks and months go by, and the ankle pain is still there.  It is important to not "tough it out".  People hear "no pain, no gain".  That is not true with ankle injuries.  Often an ankle injury might start out minor, however continued standing, walking, driving, running, etc. may turn a minor ankle injury into a major ankle injury.  It is imiportant to have your injured ankle examined as quickly as possible to avoid long term ankle problems.  Pain is not normal, it is your body's way of telling you there is a problem.  A Step Above Foot Care offers in-house imaging (x-rays and MRI imaging), accurate diagnoses and wide-range treatments to help you get back on your feet (and ankles) as quickly as possible.  Call our office to schedule an appointment to get you back to the activities that you love most.

We offer effective treatments for arthritis in the great toe joint.

If pain in your great toe joint is holding you back from your favorite activities, don’t ignore it.  A Step Above Foot Care offers treatment options to treat pain in the great toe joint and get you back on your feet again.  We offer in-house imaging (x-rays, ultrasound, and MRI imaging) to help diagnose your foot problem, and have conservative treatment (Synvisc injections, custom orthotics) as well as surgical treatment options.  Call our office today if you are experiencing pain in your great toe joint.

Heel & Foot Pain

Your feet work hard to keep you going, but when you're experiencing foot or heel pain, even the simplest activities can suddenly seem excruciating. Don't shrug off heel pain or foot pain in the hopes it will just go away—ignoring pain can cause long-term problems. A Step Above Foot Care offers in-house imaging (x-rays, ultrasound and MRI imaging), accurate diagnoses, and wide-ranging treatments to help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible. Learn more about our practice, common causes of heel or foot pain and available treatments.  Call our office to schedule an appointment to get you back on your feet.

Nail & Skin Care

It is important to maintain the health of your feet's skin and toenails.  If you have dry, cracked skin, or you keep your feet in shoes with moist socks, you put your feet at risk for a number of unpleasant issues, such as fungal or bacterial infections, viruses, and more.  Fortunately, if you are struggling with a skin problem on your foot or a toenail issue, A Step Above Foot Care's expert podiatrist can help you resolve it as quickly and painlessly as possible so you can feel goot about your feet again.  Call our office today to have your feet examined and treated.

Diabetic Feet

Diabetes is a dangerous disease that can cause extensive damage to your body over time. The feet are particularly at risk, due to poor circulation issues and diabetic nerve damage. Without proper daily self-care, routine podiatry care, and prompt treatment for issues like ingrown toenails, sores, and infections, diabetic patients are susceptible to severe podiatric problems and even amputation. Fortunately, at A Step Above Foot Care, our exceptional podiatrist helps patients with diabetes keep their feet happy and healthy.  If you have diabetes, schedule an appointment with our specialist for a diabetic foot exam.

Children's Foot Problems

Do you suffer from structural foot abnormalities or common podiatric issues like bunions, hammertoe, or ingrown toenails? Your children may have an increased risk for developing these and other foot problems. Take charge of your children's podiatric health—learn about pediatric foot development, tips for caring for kids' feet, and how A Step Above Foot Care's gentle and highly-skilled podiatrist can help your child avoid or resolve serious foot conditions.

Surgery

Struggling with a foot or ankle issue that just doesn't seem to be improving, despite conservative treatment? If you've been trying to avoid surgical options, it may be time to consider them. Fortunately, at A Step Above Foot Care, our exceptional podiatrist performs a wide range of surgical treatments that provide long-lasting pain relief. Find out how to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive evaluation of your condition.