Diabetics 55 or older should have a diabetic foot exam at least once a year


Best Foot Forward is a full-service podiatric group serving residents of Festus and St. Louis, Missouri, and Edwardsville  Illinois. Under the leadership of Franklin Harry, DPM, ABMSP, Tim Davydov, DPM, ABPM, Khusbu Patel, DPM, ABPM, and Douglas Basso, DPM, APBM Best Foot Forward has earned a reputation for excellence. This is based mainly on the personalized, personable care each patient receives.

Dr. Davydov, Dr. Patel and Dr. Basso understand that foot health is directly linked to your general health and wellness. They make sure that all their patients have access to top-quality, comprehensive podiatric care. They educate their patients at every appointment, empowering them to play an active role in improving and preserving their foot health.

From diabetic foot care to diagnosing and treating complex cases of foot pain, Best Foot Forward is here to help. The practice treats calluses and corns, bunions, ingrown toenails, hammertoe, and much more. More complex needs like treating fractures and sprains and all kinds of sports injuries can also be met.

Best Foot Forward uses state-of-the-art technology to guide all its diagnostic and treatment services. Even the systems used to handle scheduling and recordkeeping represent the best available in the industry.

Best Foot Forward has recruited an outstanding support team, from medical support staff to administrative professionals who keep the practice running smoothly. Patients know they’re in the best hands from when they book their first visit to treatment and beyond.

Residents in and around Festus and St. Louis, Missouri, and Edwardsville and New Baden, IL searching for excellent podiatric care should consider booking a visit to Best Foot Forward. Taking time to come in and meet the team can make it far easier to know where to turn for future foot and ankle care. Online and over-the-phone scheduling is available.


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    Podiatrists are healthcare providers who have been trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the feet and lower limbs. We can prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain, and treat infections. We give you and your family advice on how to care for your feet and education about the best types of shoes to wear for foot health. We treat and alleviate day‐to‐day foot and ankle problems, including: Toenail problems, such as thick, dark, or ingrown toenails Corns and calluses Warts or Athlete’s foot Dry and cracked heels Flat feet Heel or arch pain Gout Bunions Aging feet Leg swelling Sports injuries, fractures or breaks Surgical corrections

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