A biopsy is the removal and microscopic examination of a small sample of soft tissue to diagnose issues with the tissue and determine the best treatment. Dr. Harry can perform biopsies to identify:
- Freckles, moles, or spots
- Fungal or bacterial infections
- Toenail conditions
- Wart-like growths
- Ganglion cysts, limpoas, or fibromas
Biopsy results usually take several days.
Compression stockings are worn to improve blood flow in the legs. They gently squeeze your legs to move blood up from your lower leg which helps prevent swelling, aching or a heavy feeling, and prevents blood clots. These are often prescribed after surgery but also if you have varicose veins or spider veins. We can advise you on what kind of compression stockings are right for you.
Chemocautery is a treatment used for wart removal where the tissue is burned and is able to heal wart free. This is an office procedure we offer to remove warts on the feet or ankles.
Note: This is not a good wart removal solution for people with uncontrolled diabetes.
Treating a problem is only half the solution. Preventing future problems is the other half.
Cryotherapy is a standard treatment for wart removal that involves using a very cold substance– usually liquid nitrogen –to destroy the wart. It typically takes one to four treatments to completely destroy the wart. Dr. Harry performs cryotherapy carefully to avoid any scaring.
Dr. Harry has custom orthotic braces for your foot, ankle, and lower leg. We design our custom braces for the best healing experience after injuries including sprains, strains, nerve issues, foot pain, plantar fasciitis, and more. We will fit your brace for arch type and support.
Diabetic Wound Care
When an individual with diabetes has a foot ulcer, there is severe risk of infection and amputation. Best Foot Forward provides proper care for diabetic wounds by treating any infection, removing damaged tissue from the wound (debridement), restoring adequate blood flow, and helping lower blood sugar. With this care, you will have better success with the healing of your foot wound.
Foot pain is never normal. If your feet hurt, see your BFF podiatrist.
Fall Prevention– Saving Lives and Maintaining Mobility
One in three adults over the age of 65 falls each year and over half of these people fall multiple times. Falls and accidents amongst seniors are a public health issue that can be addressed by prevention. Dr. Harry assesses fall risk and provides education and recommendations to best prevent patients from falling.
Injection therapies are treatments that help a variety of foot and ankle conditions commonly using a corticosteroid to numb and treat the pain and reduce inflammation. Conditions Dr. Harry treats with injection therapies include:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Nerve issues
- Turf toe
Dr. Harry uses surgical interventions as a last treatment option when all other conservative and non-invasive treatments have failed. Best Foot Forward performs surgery for a variety of foot and ankle conditions after all methods are exhausted including:
- Bunions and hammertoe
- Arthritis of the foot or ankle
- Diabetic foot
- Plantar fasciitis
- Plantar warts
- Lesions (moles)
- Peripheral vascular disease (poor circulation)
- Metatarsalgia and Morton’s neuroma