Dr. Ahmad Rafeek Farah D.P.M.
Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist) | Foot & Ankle Surgery2105 West Road Trenton MI, 48183
Dr. Ahmad Farah is a podiatrist practicing in Trenton, MI. Dr. Farah is a medical doctor specializing in the treatment of the foot , ankle and related parts of the leg. As a podiatrist, Dr. Farah diagnoses and treats conditions of the feet. The feet are key body parts that give a person stability, absorb shock, allow for walking and standing and are necessary for overall well-being. So, the feet need expert care. Podiatrists can specialize in surgery, wound care, sports medicine, diabetic care and pediatrics.
Education and Training
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine DPM 2004
University Of Cairo, University Of Cairo, Faculty Of Medicine MD
SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgeryABS
Dr. Ahmad Rafeek Farah D.P.M.'s Expert Contributions
When is ankle surgery necessary?
Depends on the condition. If trauma, maybe immediately. When conservative measures are not giving adequate relief or when your daily life is being altered due to some mechanical complication. These are just generalizations as every surgery case should be tailored to the individual. Ahmad Farah, DPM READ MORE
Can you walk after ankle replacement?
In some circumstance yes but depends on surgeon preference and many variables depending on the implant used, weight, and other deformities. Typically, weight bearing is limited after surgery and protected in a boot or cast for the first few weeks. As with any implant, early range of motion is encouraged. Ahmad Farah, DPM READ MORE
What is the most effective treatment for toenail fungus?
Depends on the species of fungus. There are several topicals that are effective, but only if you are treating the actual pathogen. There are oral medications as well. I have yet to find an effective home remedy that is effective, but they do make it more manageable. I recommend a simple sample of nail and send for pathological evaluation to guide correct treatment, otherwise, you may be wasting your efforts and money. Ahmad Farah, DPM READ MORE
When can I put weight on my foot after bunion surgery?
It depends on the type of bunion surgery and surgeon preference with fixation. Typically, bunions corrected at the head of the bone are allowed to partial weight bear versus base procedures which typically are not allowed. Ahmad Farah, DPM READ MORE
Does a torn ligament in the ankle require surgery?
It depends on how severe and which ligament. Some are amendable you physical therapy and immobilization while others do need to be repaired. Really depends on how bad the tear is, whether it is complete or partial. Also depends on how unstable the ankle is due to the tear. Ultrasound or MRI will help guide therapy. Ahmad Farah, DPM READ MORE
Why are my feet dry and cracked?
Yes. You may have a condition that is inflammatory or may be due to a glandular problem. A podiatrist can help. Ahmad Farah, DPM READ MORE
Would I need surgery for my heel spur?
Generally speaking, heel spurs don’t need removal unless they are pinching something. The problem is likely the plantar fascia and would need to look at the X-rays to give an appropriate response. Heel spur surgery can be done open or endoscopic, healing time will vary on severity, but usually 4 weeks to recover. Ahmad Farah, DPM READ MORE
I keep getting bunions--what should I do to prevent them?
Depends on the surgery you had. Was it to remove the bump or correct the abnormal angle of the bone? It should not recur after 1 year. Ahmad Farah, DPM READ MORE
Is the pain in my heel a heel spur?
Likely plantar fasciitis, which is below the spur. Commonly thought of as heel spur syndrome. But you don’t have to have a spur to have pain. Ahmad Farah, DPM READ MORE
Is there any way to prevent plantar warts?
Warts are viral, so there is no true way to avoid them. You can, however, take some precautions. Never walk barefoot in public, keep stress levels down, practice antiseptic techniques for your shoe gear, and avoid contamination. Ahmad Farah, DPM READ MORE
Is Vick's really a treatment for athlete's foot?
There is no clinical evidence of it working, but people do report it helping. I would recommend a topical and a shoe cleanse. May need to consider something for your skin pH. Your Podiatrist should be able to help. I like a product called Claris. Ahmad Farah, DPM READ MORE
Do bunion correctors work?
They do not work. They may help symptoms, but cannot cure the problem which is a bone deformity. The correctors only manipulate the soft tissue. Ahmad Farah, DPM READ MORE
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 dressing changes. It will be tender, so avoid ballistic activity. READ MORE
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 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 READ MORE
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 the neuroma helps considerably READ MORE
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 be a bone spur or a growth without actually being a bunion. Ahmad Farah, DPM READ MORE
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 the abnormal biomechanics of the foot. I would generally recommend a custom-molded orthotic to fit in your shoe. Ahmad Farah, DPM READ MORE
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 READ MORE
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 the aesthetics of the nail. Ahmad Farah, DPM READ MORE
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 be indicated. READ MORE
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- What Is a Heel Spur?
A heel spur refers to a small, pointed calcaneus outgrowth from the underside of the heel. The outgrowth may be seen under the heel or at the back of the heel. Both conditions may remain painless, or it can cause pain while pressure is applied to the ball of the foot.Patients may not have any...
- All About Plantar Warts
How do plantar warts form?Verruca Plantaris is the technical name for plantar warts. What are they? Warts are small benign (non-cancerous) growths on the skin. They typically occur when the skin is infected by a virus. In this case, plantar warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). This...
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- Plantar Fasciitis Exercises and Remedies
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