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Patient Education

Dr. Haber has been at the forefront of many advances in podiatric care, both palliative and surgical. Whether treating conditions particular to children such as in/out toeing, making custom orthotic inserts for weekend warriors, or providing a fall risk assessment and prevention program for older adults, Dr. Haber’s expertise and compassion have engendered the trust and respect of his patients and the Northern NJ medical community.

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Ankle Sprains
Ankle sprains are very common injuries with more than 3 million suffered each year in the US. They occur when the ligaments in the ankle are severely stretched or torn. Medical attention will be necessary to rule out a fracture, as often it is difficult to tell the full extent of the injury.

Athlete's Foot
Athlete’s foot is a very common fungal infection that affects countless people around the world. It will manifest itself on the skin of the foot, in many cases in between the toes. Because fungi proliferate in warm, damp environments, keeping the feet clean and dry is of utmost importance in avoiding athlete’s foot.

Children’s Feet
Parents should take their child to a Podiatrist if the child complains about foot pain for more than a few days and it is impeding his or her participation in sports and other active pursuits.

Corns
Corns and calluses are hard layers of skin that usually form due to friction. Generally, they will be in areas of the foot that are bearing weight, or areas that frequently rub against the shoe. Soft corns are typically found between the toes.

Diabetes and Your Feet
Diabetes is a systemic illness that can affect many different parts of the body. This is especially true for the feet. Proper foot screening is incredibly important for diabetic patients and any kind of cut or sore should be taken very seriously.

Flat Feet
Flat feet is a condition where the entire, or nearly entire, bottom of the foot meets the ground when standing. Depending on the severity, symptoms of flat feet can range from severe pain to non-existent.

Hammertoes
Hammertoe is a characterized by one or more of the toes having a bend in the middle joint. This occurs because of weakening of the muscle due to poorly fitted shoes or a genetically inherited trait.

Heel Spurs
A heel spur is a bony protrusion that occurs on the heel. It is often confused with plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament. When a heel spur is painful it can make it quite difficult to walk.

Orthotics
Orthotics align your feet and can help alleviate foot, leg or back pain. Wearing orthotic inserts in childhood can avoid painful foot conditions in adulthood.

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