Best Foot Forward offers a full array of podiatric services to help you maintain healthy and happy feet. We strive to get you back to enjoying the activities you love and putting your best foot forward through our state-of-the-art foot and ankle treatments Our goal is to keep you educated and informed of proper care to help avoid some future ailments. Dr. Franklin W. Harry and his team currently treat the following conditions…
Bone and Joints:
- Arch Pain
- Ankle Pain
- Heel Pain
- Heel Spurs
- Fall Prevention
- Flat Feet
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Bunions and Hammertoes
- Foot Drop
- Growing Pains
- Morning pain getting out of bed
- Night pain-burning, tingling, numbness
- Difficulty Walking
- Ganglion Cysts
- Corns and Calluses
- Difficult to Trim Toenails
- Ingrown Toenails
- Athletes Foot
- Dry Skin
- Suspicious Growths
- DVT prevention
- Leg Swelling
- Poor circulation
- Calf pain
- Cold Feet
- Varicose Veins
Diabetic Foot Exams
People with diabetes are at a higher risk for a variety of foot problems. A Diabetic Foot Exam is an examination of a person with diabetes for common problems including:
- Bone abnormalities
- Nerve damage (neuropathy)
- Poor circulation
Diabetics 55 or older should have a Diabetic Foot Exam at least once a year. Regular exams can help prevent serious foot health issues.
Diabetics 55 or older should have a Diabetic Foot Exam at least once a year.
Management of Sprains and Strains
Sprains and strains cause pain, swelling, bruising, and a reduced range of motion. Mild sprains and strains can be treated at home with R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). But more severe sprains and strains require medical attention to determine treatment. The ankle is the most common joint to sprain.
Dr. Harry treats each case individually and can recommend the best treatment plan for your sprains and strains.
Removing Ingrown Toenails
When you have a severe ingrown toenail that has been causing severe pain with drainage or excessive redness and has not improved with treatment at home, it’s time to visit us. Dr. Harry can assess the severity and, if necessary, remove part of or all of the affected toenail with a simple out-patient procedure.
Note: People with diabetes should not perform any at-home care and instead seek the consult of a podiatrist as soon as possible.
Orthopedic walking boots are prescribed for people who have suffered a severe foot, ankle, or lower leg injury. These boots provide support to the ankle and leg without impeding mobility, so they allow you to continue bearing weight. Dr. Harry offers these boots and provides patient education on how to best use them.
Boots are often used for:
- Sprained ankles
- Soft tissue injuries
- Recovery from lower leg surgery
Trimming Toenails and Calluses
Keeping your toenails well-trimmed is important for good foot health. For some, it can become difficult or even impossible to trim your own toenails regularly. You may need to schedule a visit with us if:
- You cannot comfortably reach your toenails
- A toenail condition has caused your toenails to be too thick to trim
- You continue to get ingrown toenails
- You have calluses you want removed
The long blade of the podiatry-grade toenail clippers helps cut through thick nails and thick skin and also prevents injury in patients with diabetes.
It is better to treat a small problem before it becomes a big problem.
A wart is caused by a virus that invades through small cuts in your skin and develops into a hard, rough bump on the surface of the skin. Dr. Harry will examine your wart to determine that it is not a corn or a callus and, if it’s a wart, Dr. Harry will assess whether you need medication, surgical removal, or both.
With medication, the wart breaks down with the application of acidic medication or blister-forming medication. Surgical treatments involve either a local anesthetic with either a small, spoon instrument called a curette or with a laser.