Patient Education

Dr. Humaira Syed. Wayne, NJ. Saddle Brook, NJ. Laser therapy. Podiatry. Foot, Ankle, Surgeon.Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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... Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis Warts Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Minimally invasive surgical techniques Laser treatment for treatment of fungal toenails and plantar verruca (warts) American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery: Board Qualified in Foot & Ankle Surgery Associate of American Foot and Ankle Surgeons American Professional Wound Care Association American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Ankle Sprains 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...

Plantar Fasciitis
...For example, people who have problems with their arches, either overly flat feet or high-arched feet, are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis...

The Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
... Plantar Fasciitis Signs and Symptoms One sign of a potential case of plantar fasciitis is flat feet...

Signs You Have an Ankle Sprain
...Ankle sprains are most common in tennis, basketball, baseball, football, and soccer Weak ankles or previous ankle injuries Wearing shoes with insufficient support to the feet and ankles or don't fit (speak to your podiatrist about orthotics if you have flat feet or low arches) Excessive weight or lack of strength training and toning In most cases, mild to moderate ankle sprains can be treated conservatively with a combination of rest, ice, physical therapy, medication and compression depending on the severity and symptoms...

Types of Custom Orthotics
... Podiatrists typically recommend custom orthotics for people with flat feet, or very high arches...

Accessory Navicular Syndrome
...This can result from any of the following: Trauma, as in a foot or ankle sprain Chronic irritation from shoes or other footwear rubbing against the extra bone Excessive activity or overuse Many people with accessory navicular syndrome also have flat feet (fallen arches)...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
... Sometimes osteoarthritis develops as a result of abnormal foot mechanics such as flat feet or high arches...

Shin Splints
...Contributing causes are flat feet, calf tightness, improper training techniques, worn out or improper shoes/sneakers, as well as running or walking on uneven surfaces...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... Causes Tarsal tunnel syndrome is caused by anything that produces compression on the posterior tibial nerve, such as: A person with flat feet is at risk for developing tarsal tunnel syndrome, because the outward tilting of the heel that occurs with “fallen” arches can produce strain and compression on the nerve...