From care for ingrown toenails to tendon repair surgery, Forward Foot & Ankle Center provides comprehensive care for all of your podiatry issues. We welcome children, teens, and adults from all walks of life, so whether you need relief from foot and ankle pain because you work on your feet all day or because you want to run a 5K, we are here for you. 

Heel PainHeel Pain

Heel pain is a common foot problem that can be caused by a number of factors, leading to foot pain and restricted mobility. It often originates from the bottom of the foot, near the heel bone (calcaneus), and can impact individuals of all ages and lifestyles.

Common causes of heel pain include stress fractures, achilles tendonitis,  bursitis, nerve entrapment, and inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Proper diagnosis by a Livermore podiatrist is crucial to determine the exact cause of the pain, as treatment approaches vary.



Foot and Ankle PainFoot and Ankle Pain

Foot and ankle pain can affect anyone—from a young athlete to an elderly person with diabetes. Regardless of the cause, skilled podiatrist Dr. Zoe Ramos will diagnose the condition with state-of-the-art equipment and develop a treatment plan that resolves the pain and prevents a recurrence of the problem.

Whether you have a chronic condition caused by overuse or have suffered a traumatic injury in an accident, Forward Foot & Ankle Center in Livermore is your one-stop shop for recovery. Our practice is grounded in whole-body wellness and healthy living. Our goals are the same as yours—to move forward with your life without pain.

Skin and Nail ProblemsSkin and Nail Problems

Feet are prone to skin infections, warts, sores, and other painful problems that are hard to get rid of. Toenails are also a source of trouble for many people. When you are proactive about skin and toenail care, you can prevent a pesky condition from becoming painful and chronic.

At Forward Foot & Ankle Center, no problem is too small. In fact, we prefer to see a skin or toenail problem while it is still small so that we can prevent it from becoming so bad that it knocks you off your feet completely. Schedule an evaluation of your bumps, sores, calluses, rashes, and inflamed toenails in our East Bay office sooner rather than later. 

Sports MedicineSports Medicine

Foot and ankle injuries are common among athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Even a minor complaint like a blister can put your training plan on hold or take you out of the lineup. Our experienced podiatrist understands how important it is for you to find an effective treatment and get back on your feet as soon as possible.

At Forward Foot & Ankle Center, we treat the more serious injuries that active people tend to experience, including tendonitis, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, and sprained ankles, as well as the minor annoyances that can sideline you, such as bad shoes, blisters, and ingrown toenails. From our office, conveniently located in Livermore, we see patients from all over the East Bay area.

Children’s Foot CareChildren’s Foot Care

Children can be born with a number of foot disorders, ranging from mild and easily correctible to potentially debilitating. At Forward Foot & Ankle Center, we have a gentle, welcoming way with our youngest patients, and we also offer reassurance to worried parents.

If you have concerns about your baby's or child's feet, put your mind at ease with an early visit to our office. We will assess and diagnose the problem—if there is one—and tell you about available treatment options and when it's best to start them. You can trust our team to take the most conservative approach possible to ensure that your child will always be able to put their best foot forward. 


At Forward Foot & Ankle Center, we always start with conservative treatments to try to resolve your painful or limiting foot, ankle, heel, or toe condition. However, in some situations, a minimally invasive in-office surgical procedure is the only way to achieve permanent relief.

If your condition requires minor surgery, you can trust our team to take good care of you. From wart removals to tenotomies, Dr. Ramos is a skilled surgeon who gets great outcomes for her patients. Schedule an evaluation in our Livermore office soon so that you can get started on your healing journey.