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ServicesDr. Leonora Fihman is a podiatric physician and surgeon specializing in foot and ankle surgery. She combines state of the art implants and fixation devices with the latest and most innovative procedures available today to obtain the best possible aesthetic and functional result with little to no pain.

The main focus of her practice is the complete satisfaction of all of her patients. Every effort is made to ensure that her patients make well-informed choices and achieve the best results possible, all within a comfortable and confidential setting.

One of the goals of this website is to provide you with an extension of care. As you navigate through the site, you will find a wealth of information and services available. Dr. Fihman treats all aspects of foot and ankle structural disorders, including lower extremity muscular, neurological, vascular and skin conditions.

During your consultation, Dr. Fihman always performs a thorough evaluation, explains her findings in detail and creates a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. You will find her warm and direct approach for treatment very comforting. She involves her patients in their care and is easily approachable for questions and concerns.

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What is the Achilles Tendon?  The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body.  The Achilles tendon is located at the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscle to the heel bone.  The chief function of the Achilles tendon is to bring...

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The ankle is one of the most complex joints in the body. It is designed for constant movement and is one of the few joints that bear the full force of the body's weight with every step you take. It is made up of several tendons and ligaments that...

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Athlete's foot is a common issue many people deal with, even if they aren't athletes. Although it's easily treatable, it tends to reappear when you least expect it. Once you understand what it is and how it works, you will have the information you...

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What is Hallux Rigidus? The term hallux rigidus is used to describe a degenerative arthritic process that causes a functional limitation of motion of the big toe joint, reducing the ability to dorsiflex or move the big toe upward.  There is pain...

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What is it? One of the more common conditions treated by a podiatric surgeon is a painful bunion.  A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe.  A painful bunion leads to restrictions of daily and recreational...

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What is it? The most common cause for heel pain is plantar fasciitis.  There are many other causes for heel pain such as stress fracture, fat pad atrophy, arthritis, compressed nerve, tendonitis or cyst.  Heel pain must be properly diagnosed to...

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Platelet-rich plasma is one of the latest technologically advanced treatment options being offered by many doctors to help relieve pain and stimulate the body's ability to heal itself. This therapy gives the body what it needs to start to heal...

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Plantar fibromas are small, benign growths or nodules that are located deep within the fascia. They begin to develop along the bottom of the foot between the skin and the outermost layers of the muscles. Fibromas can begin to develop in your 20s...

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Dr. Leonora Fihman is a board-certified podiatrist who serves the entire Southern California area. Along with her staff, she offers both in-office and concierge visits to her patients. She offers treatment for a wide variety of foot conditions...

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The front portion of your foot is constantly in motion when you are walking or standings. It helps you to maintain balance and stability. It's also the portion of the foot that pushes off each time you take a step. The sesamoid bones are located in...

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Although the term shin splints is used to describe any “unexplainable” pain in the lower leg or calf, it is actually a condition that is characterized by pain that runs along the inner edge of the shin bone or tibia. It's commonly associated with...

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Stress fractures are common injuries in runners and athletes, but they can occur in other individuals as well. Athletes who abruptly change their training schedules, break in a new pair of shoes, or run on uneven terrain may experience stress...

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Tailor's bunions, also known as bunionettes occur on the outer side of the foot by the little toe. There are smaller versions of the bunions that appear at the base of the big toe. They form the same way and share many of the same symptoms....

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Within the foot (near your ankle) are multiple nerves that run up and down its length. One of the most prominent is the posterior tibial nerve. This nerve runs from the back of your thigh all the way to the base of your foot. If repeated pressure...

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What is a hammertoe? Hammertoe is a bending of one or both joints of the lesser digits (digits 2-5). The digits contract as a result of a muscle imbalance between the tendons on the top and the tendons on the bottom of the toe.  Hammertoes can be...

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What is hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis is abnormally excessive sweating that is not necessarily related to higher temperature or exercise.  The sweating may be so severe that it soaks through your clothes and drips off our hands or feet.  This can...

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What is it? Ingrown toenails, also known as onychocryptosis occurs when the nail plate has grown into the sides of the nail with or without an infection.  The skin becomes irritated when the nail digs into the nail borders and can cause pain,...

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Nail fungus affects millions of Americans. It can make you feel self-conscious about the way your feet look in sandals. Many people who have toenail fungus often refuse to go out in public without socks and shoes. Keeping your feet trapped in the...

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Morton’s Neuroma (Intermetatarsal Neuroma) What is a Neuroma? A neuroma is a benign thickening of nerve tissue and the most common in the foot is a Morton’s neuroma, which occurs between the third and fourth toes.  With chronic irritation,...

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Your ankle and foot are constantly in motion as you run, walk, or jump. Even while you're standing your ankles and feet bear your weight and are always shifting to help you maintain your balance as the upper portion of your body moves. As you age...

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The goals of light-based (laser) treatments are a shorter treatment regimen, minimal to no local side effects and no systemic side effects. Light-based treatments have the ability to penetrate the nail to eliminate fungus through a thermal...

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What are corns and calluses? They are thick, hard layers of skin that develop when the skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure.  The body produces extra skin for protection.  A corn is a buildup of skin that develops on parts of...

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Orthotics are shoe inserts that correct an abnormal, or irregular, walking pattern. Generally called arch supports, orthotics allow people to stand, walk, and run more efficiently and comfortably. Podiatrists sometimes prescribe orthotic devices to...

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Ganglion Cyst What is a Ganglion Cyst? Ganglion cysts are the most common benign fluid filled masses which commonly occur on top of the foot.  They typically form around tendons or joints.  The word “ganglion” means knot which describes the...

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It is estimated that approximately 17 million Americans have diabetes mellitus with almost 1 million new cases diagnosed each year.  Diabetes is a multisystem disease that effects the cardiovascular, renal, retinal, nervous and immune systems,...

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PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE FLATFOOT A flatfoot deformity is diagnosed when the entire surface of the bottom of the foot comes in contact with the floor. Some people are born with flat feet, while others can lose their arch over time. Proper treatment can...

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This is usually a benign soft tissue mass filled with a thick jelly like fluid. They often arise from a joint capsule or tendon sheath. A lump beneath the skin can cause pressure on a nearly nerve or pain in shoes. These fluid-filled masses are...

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Gout is an extremely painful form of arthritis. It can affect anyone at any time. Gout affects each person differently. For some, the pain may be severe and sharp, while other people may experience a dull, throbbing pain that comes and goes. Much...

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