Dr Gregory Morris, DPM offers a full array of podiatric services to help you maintain healthy feet. You can read more on this page about specific services.
Common Foot Problems
Dr. Morris, a premier podiatrist in Hawaii, treats patients with a wide spectrum of foot and ankle problems. For your convenience, you can find an abundance of helpful information here. Please use this information to learn more about the most common foot problems, their symptoms and treatments. It is for informational puposes only and is not meant to replace the care of a medical professional.
Dr. Greg Morris is a qualified specialist of sports medicine in Hawaii, who is actively involved in treating and preventing athletic injuries. Dr. Morris was a collegiate athlete, playing water polo at Stanford University and for the United States National Water Polo Team. He continues to train and compete in various athletic events including triathlons, ocean swimming and running. Combining his own personal athletic experience with his medical training and knowledge, Dr. Morris knows what it takes to get athletes and patients back to their competitve levels after an injury.
Dr. Greg Morris, a respected specialist in foot surgery in Hawaii, completed a two year surgical residency in foot, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Santa Clara, California. He is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons as well as the American Podiatric Sports Medicine Association. Dr. Morris has served as chief surgical resident and surgical faculty member for the surgical residency program at Kaiser Santa Clara, California and surgical faculty for the Hawaii Podiatric Surgical Fellowship program. He has written articles for both the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Morris is an active surgical staff member at all the major hospitals and medical centers in Hawaii. He currently performs the majority of his surgeries at Queen's Medical Center, Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi, St. Francis West Medical Center and Health South Surgery Center.
Dr. Morris performs and teaches all of the latest surgical procedures and techniques to correct foot and ankle problems. Most routine forefoot surgeries (Bunions, Hammertoes, Neuromas etc.) are performed in an outpatient hospital setting and patients are usually able to walk in a protective shoe and return home the same day. More complicated or reconstructive foot and ankle surgeries (Fractures, Ruptured Tendons, Arch Reconstruction etc.) are still performed in an outpatient setting, but may require being in a cast or splint post-operatively.
There have been many great advances in all areas of surgery over the past 10 years, especially foot and ankle surgery. The new surgical techniques and equipment designed for foot and ankle surgery have dramatically reduced the recovery period after surgery and have greatly increased the results and patient satisfaction. Many foot and ankle problems do not require surgical intervention, especially if diagnosed and treated promptly and properly. Therefore, if you have a foot or ankle problem that requires medical or surgical attention, please make an appointment for a consultation and evaluation with Dr. Morris, to determine and discuss your surgical and non-surgical treatment options.
Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems. Read More...
Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes. Read More...
Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches. Read More...
Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery.Read More...
Diabetes and Your Feet
With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal.Read More...
Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain. Read More...
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet.Read More...