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Here’s What Our Patients Throughout Long Beach Are Saying About Us…

We know reading reviews and real patient stories is important when choosing a doctor, so we invite you to take a look at what some of our satisfied patients have to say about our Sol Foot & Ankle Center podiatry team. 

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  • I had a broken baby toe. My toe was a right turn from the rest of the bunch, looked like a flipper. Dr. Graves numbed it and realigned the break. It's straight now!

     5 Stars!!  I had a broken baby toe. My toe was a right turn from the rest of the bunch, looked like a flipper.  Dr. Graves numbed it and realigned the break. It's straight now! My first appointment the day of the accident was with an orthopedic doctor who told me my toe would be functional but permanently askew unless I had surgery with anesthesia and a metal rod through it for 6 weeks, unable to get it wet, those were my options. My brother and sister-in-law recommended Dr. Graves and made me a same day appointment, by 6:00 PM my toe was straightened without surgery or pain. Dr. Graves is the real deal. My faith in doctors is restored!!  

    Angela Z.
  • I had a rather infected ingrown toenail that was very painful and limited my ability to exercise.

    5 Stars I had a rather infected ingrown toenail. It was very painful and limited my ability to exercise. The staff are super professional and were very eager to lessen any anxiety I had about the procedure. The procedure was explained to me and took very little time. Aftercare was explained in depth and following the instructions has been easy. I am on the way to recovery and will soon be back to my normal exercise routine!

    Vincent W.
  • All of the staff were amazing, kind and helpful.

    5 Stars! My left foot has become progressively worse over the past few years with widespread pain on the top of my foot radiating up the ankle/leg. Dr Shirai has me on track with medication and physical therapy. All of the staff were amazing, kind and helpful.

    Manisha D.
  • I had been in pain for over 3 months and finally made an appointment with Dr. Shirai. She helped get out of pain almost immediately! She knows her stuff!

    5 Stars!! I have plantar fasciitis (heel spur).  I had been in pain for over 3 months and finally made an appointment with Dr. Shirai. She helped get out of pain almost immediately! She knows her stuff! Everyone on staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. And I love that the doctors work together and help each other's patients when one is out or away from the office. Best podiatrist around!

    Giannna S.
  • I had been suffering with my toenail for years because I was embarrassed to discuss the problem. I was finally seen by someone I felt comfortable with.

    Five Stars! I really felt comfortable. I had been suffering with my toenail for years because I was embarrassed to discuss the problem. I was finally seen by someone I felt comfortable with.

    Mayra Veras
  • Dr. Graves diagnosed me with plantar fasciitis and was on the mend soon after seeing him.

    Five Stars I received excellent service at Sol Foot & Ankle Centers. The staff was very friendly and welcoming.  Dr. Graves was extremely patient and answered all my questions.  He is an exceptional doctor who uses his years of experience to help his patients. Dr. Graves helped me with my heel pain!! He diagnosed me with plantar fasciitis and I was on the mend soon after seeing him.  He is a true professional!! He was highly recommended by my endocrinologist. Glad he was able to resolve my painful heel! Thank you Dr. Graves! I will be forwarding your office info to my friends and colleagues.

    Myra G.
  • I was having locking of the ankle, snap/popping sound and throbbing when walking.

    I first visited Sol Foot & Ankle Centers in Long Beach for a sprained ankle and torn meniscus. I was having locking of the ankle, snap/popping sound and throbbing when I walked. Dr. Graves helped me and gave me a better understanding of my condition, and possible solutions to my problem. Great service! Doctors and starff were very friendly and professional. I would recommend this place to anyone.

    Jesus V.
  • I started receiving treatment at Sol Foot & Ankle Centers for an ulcer on my toe that was making it difficult to walk.

    5 stars! I started receiving treatment at Sol Foot & Ankle Centers for an ulcer on my toe that was making it difficult to walk.  Dr. Mie Shirai provided expert treatment; my toe is on the mend and my foot is much happier.  You can't find better doctors anywhere!

    Dirik L.
  • Excellent service. Dr. Richard Graves was extremely kind and helpful.

    Five Stars Excellent Service! I was taken in right away (even though i was late), the office was very professional and Dr. Richard Graves was extremely kind and helpful.  I will definitely return if I needed further foot care. Thank you for helping me!    

    L.M.
  • I first went to see Dr. Richard Graves for a stress fracture in my heel bone. Dr. Graves is a wonderful, caring doctor.

    Five Stars! I first went to see Dr. Richard Graves for a stress fracture in my heel bone. Dr. Graves is a wonderful, caring doctor.  I feel I am getting the best genuine care for my foot injury. I love that he is a runner too. And the staff is very attentive and courteous.  Thank you Dr. Graves and Sol Foot and Ankle Centers!

    Kathleen P.
  • Five Stars! Dr. Richard Graves exudes competency and confidence.

    I visited Sol Foot & Ankle Centers for a foot injury and hematoma. Dr. Graves exudes competency and confidence. After three prior doctor visits with other physicians, I was so relieved to have someone that understood exactly what I was experiencing, and stepped up and took care of me. Thank you Dr. Graves! 5 Stars

    Denny P.
  • I was diagnosed with bone spurs that made it too painful for me to run. Dr. Graves understood how important it was for me to continue running as long as possible.

    In the fall of 2009, I painfully (and visibly) noticed what Dr. Graves quickly and correctly diagnosed as bone spurs at the joint of my 1st metatarsal and big toe.  This issue made it too painful for me to run. I'm very passionate about running, so is was an extremely troubling situation. Dr. Graves, clearly explained the diagnosis and prognosis. He asked me about my running passion, and understood how important it was for me to continue running as long as possible. Dr. Graves recommended approaching treatment conservatively by reducing my running for a while, then very gradually increasing it (all the while monitoring the bone spurs and the pain). This approach worked very well, and the pain dissipated. However the bone spurs, of course remained. The noticeable bump was still there, and the flexibility in the joint remained low. Knowing that there was the possibility or likelihood of the condition eventually worsening perhaps resulting in the fusing of the joint, I elected to have out-patient surgery to remove the bone spurs. Dr. Graves, assisted by Dr. Shirai, did an absolutely wonderful job. I've been running pain-free ever since! I've never received better care and understanding from any medical professional!!  

    Steve S.
  • Dr. Richard Graves was so friendly and made the healing process quick and easy.

    Five Stars! I had been in a car accident and I had strained my foot from bracing myself during impact. It was extremely painful and I could barely walk for a while before I came to see Dr. Graves. I could barely walk, my foot was swollen, and work was extremely difficult because I had to be on my feet all day. Dr. Graves was able to help me by giving me a temporary boot. The recovery was so much faster than I had expected. He was so friendly and made the healing process quick and easy.  

    A.H. July 2015
  • Dr. Graves stopped my toe pain! I was able to wear shoes comfortably and run again!

    5 Stars! I first visited Sol Foot & Ankle Centers because of an abrasion between my big toe and its neighbor that was causing pain on my toes. Dr. Graves was able to help and provide a small toe sleeve that works perfectly to prevent rubbing. YES! I would refer my friends and family to Dr. Richard Graves at Sol Foot & Ankle Centers. D.M. Long Beach, CA   Read more about our Long Beach podiatry practice and common foot conditions on our podiatry blog. What is a plantar wart? What are foot bunions? How to prevent a painful corn 5 Myths About Ingrown Toenails you need to know  

  • Sol Foot & Ankle Centers helped stop my bunion pain on my foot.

    I visited Sol Foot & Ankle Centers podiatry office in Long Beach for a painful bunion on my left foot.  From the first phone call, everyone was so kind and on the day of my appointment I felt like they know me.  All my questions were answered, everyone had a smile and gave me great customer service! Thank you so much for all your kindness! I will definitely refer my friends and family.  T. H. June 2015 Save

  • Dr. Shirai is the best foot doctor. I travel from Texas to Long Beach 4 times a year - Dr. Shirai is my first appointment.

    I recommend Dr. Mie Shirai as a podiatrist because she is such a caring and dedicated doctor. I was having pain on my toes when I first came to see Dr. Shirai at Sol Foot & Ankle Centers. All of my shoes had become so painful I was unable to wear them, including my boots, and I need to wear boots because I horseback ride frequently. After one visit with Dr. Shirai she made my toes soo much better - I can wear boots again! SHE IS THE BEST! I have and would definitely recommend Dr. Shirai as a podiatrist because she is such a caring and dedicated doctor. I live in Texas, and travel to California about 4 times a year... Dr. Shirai is my first appointment when I arrive!

    Denise S.
  • I went to Dr. Graves office about 2 months ago. I am so glad I did.

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  • Dr. Shirai provided excellent treatment for my ulcers and was able to get the wounds healed quickly

    Dr. Shirai is excellent! I was referred to Dr. Shirai by my primary care doctor because of diabetic foot ulcers.  I had recently been hospitalized due to an infection from the foot ulcers and when I was released from the hospital I started seeing Dr. Shirai for treatment.   She provided excellent treatment for my ulcers and was able to get the wounds healed quickly; she provided directions on how to care for my feet at home and even ordered custom diabetic shoes to prevent the ulcers from coming back. Overall, my treatment at Sol Foot & Ankle Centers has been great, and their staff is amazing too. They are always courteous, professional, and willing to help out. They get the job done right!    

    John M.
  • I would recommend Dr. Richard Graves to anyone who is experiencing foot pain or just wants to have an expert help them keep their feet healthy.

    Before finding Dr. Graves, I had been seeing another podiatrist in Long Beach for several years. This doctor had helped me by designing a pair of orthotics around 7 years ago and they have given me much relief. I still wear these orthotics in every pair of shoes I own. ln the fall of 2012, I began to notice that I had some discomfort in my right foot and so I returned to this doctor to see if my orthotics might need some "tuning up". At first he told me that the problem was that my shoes did not fit and he used a tool to stretch out my shoes. However, as I was leaving his office he thought better and had me come back in for an x-ray just in case there was something else going on. This x-ray revealed that I had bone spurs on my right big toe and that they were actually the source of the pain I was experiencing. While I had been satisfied with my previous doctor's work, his indecision in this case together with his odd sense of humor and gruff manner lead me to look for a second opinion. My research on the internet took me to the office of Dr. Richard Graves. The very positive patient reviews and his history as a runner at UCI and podiatrist for the athletes at UCI helped me to have confidence in Dr. Graves' ability to help me. I like to play baseball and need to be able to run and stay fit in order to compete. From my conversations with Dr. Graves I could tell that he understands exactly what is at stake for me in finding the right podiatrist. He also noticed from my x-ray that I did not just have bone spurs but that my situation was complicated by the fact that my big toe joint was completely arthritic. In my case he recommended a surgery to not only remove the bone spurs but to also repair the joint. Without the repair of the joint I would most likely be back in a couple of years to have those spurs removed again. I am now almost 15 months post surgery and able to do everything I could do before the bone spurs began to bother me. Twelve months after my surgery, I played in a 5 day baseball tournament and my feet did not give me any discomfort whatsoever. In short, I would recommend Dr. Richard Graves to anyone who is experiencing foot pain or just wants to have an expert help them keep their feet healthy.

    MSM