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Dr. Ahmad Rafeek Farah, D.P.M.

Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist)

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15 years Experience
Dr. Ahmad Rafeek Farah, D.P.M.
  • Trenton, MI
  • Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

What should I avoid doing after my ingrown toenail removal?

You should direct this question to you physician because it depends on how it is removed. Generally, I would avoid immersing in public water, needs to be keep clean with daily READ MORE
You should direct this question to you physician because it depends on how it is removed. Generally, I would avoid immersing in public water, needs to be keep clean with daily dressing changes. It will be tender, so avoid ballistic activity.

What happens if I leave my ingrown toenail untreated?

Ingrown nails should not be left alone if symptomatic. They often lead to a condition called paronychia, which will need antibiotics. A bad enough infection could have devastating READ MORE
Ingrown nails should not be left alone if symptomatic. They often lead to a condition called paronychia, which will need antibiotics. A bad enough infection could have devastating results depending on your other medical conditions. I would recommend seeing a Podiatrist soon before it becomes infected. Most treatments are simple and can offer substantial relief. Don’t ignore your body; pain occurs for a reason.

Ahmad Farah, DPM

Are arch supports the only way to treat neuroma?

Arch supports are needed to control the biomechanical force but doesn’t really treat the symptoms. I would recommend anti inflammatory medications. Typically a steroid shot at READ MORE
Arch supports are needed to control the biomechanical force but doesn’t really treat the symptoms. I would recommend anti inflammatory medications. Typically a steroid shot at the neuroma helps considerably

Is a bunion a bone growth?

A bunion is an enlargement of the first metatarsal in response to stress of the bone due to abnormal angular arrangement of the bones. An X-ray is needed to better evaluate. May READ MORE
A bunion is an enlargement of the first metatarsal in response to stress of the bone due to abnormal angular arrangement of the bones. An X-ray is needed to better evaluate. May be a bone spur or a growth without actually being a bunion.

Ahmad Farah, DPM

What can I do to prevent bunions?

Bunions are generally not preventable as the condition is largely genetic; however, its development and symptoms can be decreased with proper shoes and arch support to help control READ MORE
Bunions are generally not preventable as the condition is largely genetic; however, its development and symptoms can be decreased with proper shoes and arch support to help control the abnormal biomechanics of the foot. I would generally recommend a custom-molded orthotic to fit in your shoe.

Ahmad Farah, DPM

How are corns under a toenail removed?

Usually, they can be reduced with sharp or mechanical means and should not elicit pain.

Ahmad Farah, DPM

I have an ingrown toenail. How would it be removed?

Usually we use a local anesthetic to make the area numb, then with specialized tools, we remove the offending border of the nail. I prefer to use a minimal approach to not damage READ MORE
Usually we use a local anesthetic to make the area numb, then with specialized tools, we remove the offending border of the nail. I prefer to use a minimal approach to not damage the aesthetics of the nail.

Ahmad Farah, DPM

My foot looks like it has a wart on the bottom of it. How can I get rid of it?

There are many OTC products you can get from the pharmacy, but the best way is to have it professionally treated in office. Sometimes it is more than a mere wart and a biopsy may READ MORE
There are many OTC products you can get from the pharmacy, but the best way is to have it professionally treated in office. Sometimes it is more than a mere wart and a biopsy may be indicated.

I frequently get blisters on my feet when I wear shoes. Why does this keep happening?

You are likely wearing ill fitting shoes. Try shipping for shoes at the end of the day when your feet are most swollen. Have your feet measured by a reputable shoe store to get READ MORE
You are likely wearing ill fitting shoes. Try shipping for shoes at the end of the day when your feet are most swollen. Have your feet measured by a reputable shoe store to get a baseline of where you should start with sizing. Depending on the manufacturer, you may be a half size bigger or smaller.

What is the treatment for hammer toe?

This will depend on how rigid the contracture is, but usually wider and deeper toebox with a soft upper shoe will help. There are many types of splints available if the condition READ MORE
This will depend on how rigid the contracture is, but usually wider and deeper toebox with a soft upper shoe will help. There are many types of splints available if the condition is not rigid, but she would need evaluation in order to make an appropriate recommendation. Surgery is always an option, but depends on the severity of her condition.

I get cramps in my foot very frequently. What could be wrong?

Cramps are usually from lactic acid build up from fatigue, electrolyte imbalance, or possible blood flow compromise. Try wearing good arch supports, stretching, and proper hydration. READ MORE
Cramps are usually from lactic acid build up from fatigue, electrolyte imbalance, or possible blood flow compromise. Try wearing good arch supports, stretching, and proper hydration. If this does not resolve the situation, a thorough evaluation is needed.

I have a bone growth under my heel and it hurts. What should I do?

May try a silicone heel cup, but ultimately may need surgical intervention to alleviate the abnormal growth. Should also have at a minimum an X-ray to evaluate for other conditions. READ MORE
May try a silicone heel cup, but ultimately may need surgical intervention to alleviate the abnormal growth. Should also have at a minimum an X-ray to evaluate for other conditions.

How can I prevent foot issues?

Proper shoes and support go a long way. Try wearing appropriate arch support with appropriate shoe gear for what your demands are. The more lightweight the better. Also never shop READ MORE
Proper shoes and support go a long way. Try wearing appropriate arch support with appropriate shoe gear for what your demands are. The more lightweight the better. Also never shop for shoes in the morning, also shoe shop when your feet are at their worst, like after work.

Can bath salts help in treating heel pain?

Soaking will help initially, but is not a long term solution. Generally what is needed is appropriate support

Why could my feet be so itchy?

Likely it's a form of athlete's foot. May need topical medication. Sometimes we will prescribe oral medication depending on the severity.

Could foot odor be a sign of an infection?

Yes, usually odor is due to fungal or bacterial contamination on the skin. Everyone has a certain "flora" of bacteria, some cause more odor than others. May be due to a condition READ MORE
Yes, usually odor is due to fungal or bacterial contamination on the skin. Everyone has a certain "flora" of bacteria, some cause more odor than others. May be due to a condition called hyperhydrosis

My legs and feet become very heavy during my periods. What is the connection and how can I manage the pain better?

Usually during periods, you retain water. This also affects the legs. Sometime compression stockings can help. As far as exercise, a good walking program is usually best for swelling READ MORE
Usually during periods, you retain water. This also affects the legs. Sometime compression stockings can help. As far as exercise, a good walking program is usually best for swelling

Why do I keep getting blisters even after switching shoes?

The problem may be the wrong size or need of support in the shoes. Sometimes an orthotic is best.

Why do I have flat feet?

Flat feet are generally a genetic condition. There are many forms of flat feet. If flexible, orthotics may be best, if rigid, may need surgery. Best place to start is with an X-Ray READ MORE
Flat feet are generally a genetic condition. There are many forms of flat feet. If flexible, orthotics may be best, if rigid, may need surgery. Best place to start is with an X-Ray to see where the deformity is from

How can I control the bad smell from my feet?

Yes you should seek advise of Podiatry or Dermatology. Depends on the type of bacteria that inhabit your skin. Best course of action is to change shoes frequently, always wear READ MORE
Yes you should seek advise of Podiatry or Dermatology. Depends on the type of bacteria that inhabit your skin. Best course of action is to change shoes frequently, always wear socks that can wick away moisture, and spray shoes upon removal with a disinfectant.