Hawaii Podiatry

Areas of Practice

Individualized Care & Compassionate Treatment


Foot & Ankle Conditions

Hawaii Podiatry is among Hawaii’s leading physician offices specializing in the treatment of foot and ankle problems.  Kama`ainas come from around the State to obtain advanced care, utilizing the latest in scientific & technological advancements, from her. From sprains & breaks to total ankle replacement, Hawaii Podiatry can handle a wide range of health conditions & issues.

Includes, but not limited to Bunions, Hammertoes, Heel Spurs, Ingrown Toenails, Heel Spurs, Neuromas, Shin Splints and Toenail Fungus.

This may be caused by poor selection of shoes size – length & width, and not having socks on.  Always carefully monitor how your feet looks and feels.  Proper care, cleaning, stretching (for exercise) may minimize problems and provide some relief.

Watching your child deal with foot pain or walking with some difficulty can cause any parent anxiety and uncertainty.  While the old adage “your child will grow out of it,” may sound reassuring, why take the chance with their health.  While some issues may resolve in time, it’s best to give your child the best possible care for them to develop a normal and healthy life.

Our office focuses on non-invasive treatments to deal with childhood foot/ankle problems – therapy and exercises to correct imbalances, develop stronger muscles, or to loosen tight joints and ligaments.

Problems with your feet can be perilous.  Individuals with Diabetes need to check their feet often and, just as important, very carefully.  Should you ignore or choose not to, the aftermath can be quite harsh.  One may develop neuropathy – pain (burning/itching), weakness, and the worse outcome, amputation.  

May include:

1. Cutting or removal of corns and calluses;
2. Trimming, cutting, clipping, or debriding of nails;
3. Other hygienic and preventive maintenance care, such as cleaning and soaking the feet, the use of creams or ointments, and any other service while treating your feet.


Using tiny cameras or other small instruments, Dr. Watanabe can see the area where damage may have occurred.  This requires the use of an arthroscope.  Besides viewing the potential problem area, it also can be used for surgery.

As a less-invasive and damaging procedure than conventional surgery, this will minimize the risks of viruses and swelling from taking hold, while notably allowing for rapid relief and recuperation.

Your ankles and feet assist in supporting mobility and needs to perform harmoniously.  A sprain is really soft tissue damage that often occurs when you pull, stretch or tear ligaments, while fractures happen when there is an actual break in the bone.  Injuries can happen from sports, gymnastics and dancing, yet so can simply walking (stumbling or tripping) on uneven ground.

Our kapuna are susceptible to certain foot issues. These problems may leave them disabled and dealing with a lot of pain. Hawaii Podiatry offers the proper geriatric foot care ensuring that our seniors can live a normal life, minimizing any pain and discomfort they are currently encountering.

Caring for our feet when young is challenging; imagine how difficult it becomes as you get older. During the early part of our seniors’ lives, these are the times when it becomes imperative to get the trusted, skilled care they need.

A couple common foot conditions can affect the heel or rear part of the foot & ankle causing pain – plantar fasciitis and heel spurs.  Serious, persistent heel pain is regularly corrected through surgery.

One of these procedures is called osteotomy – utilized to provide relief from pressure on the bone from heel calluses. This may also help if you suffer from knee and back pain due to your body compensating from these conditions.