Meet Achilles Specialist Dr. Sydney Yau

Dr. Sydney Yau, Ankle Doctor / Ankle Surgeon

Achilles Specialist Dr. Sydney Yau has been a member of the University Foot and Ankle Institute family since completing his fellowship training with us. Prior to joining our family of podiatrists, Dr. Sydney Yau received extensive training in all manner of foot and ankle surgery, including sports medicine, diabetic limb salvage, trauma, and reconstructive surgery. In his free time, Dr. Sydney Yau and his wife enjoy traveling, dining, snowboarding, hiking, and playing softball.

Dr. Sydney Yau Qualifications


  • Temple University
  • Crozer Chester Medical Center (Residency)
  • University Foot and Ankle Institute, Fellowship in Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery


  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations

  • Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
  • Santa Monica - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital
  • Saint John's Health Center

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons


  • Podiatrist – University Foot and Ankle Institute


  • English
  • French
  • Cantonese
  • Spanish Translators Available (Spoken by associates in the office)

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I am so grateful to have found you. I was dealing with so much pain and frustration for a lack of diagnosis. You have been very patient with me and all my questions and concerns. I appreciate how you take the time to sit down and talk. You are very good at what you do and I think it is important for you to know.

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Achilles Tendon Injury: When to See the Achilles Specialist

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body. It connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Even though it is the strongest tendon, it is still one of the most commonly injured body parts, especially in athletes. Although some injuries to the Achilles tendon require surgery, most of them heal on their own....


Q. What Causes Achilles Tendon Injuries?

A. The Achilles tendon can become injured from a number of activities.Simple overuse, a dramatic increase in activity, failing to stretch before exercise, and improper footwear can all cause Achilles tendon injuries....