Baton Rouge
6141 ParkForest Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
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Maintaining regular care is important at Footsteps, where we are taking proper steps to mitigate any Covid related risks. Avoiding care can lead to amputation. Please call us if you have questions about your treatment or would like an appointment.

Baton Rouge Diabetic Foot Clinic

Footsteps LLC | CHRISTOPHER FORMANEK, DPM

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Baton Rouge Leading Diabetic Foot Clinic

Why pay up to 33% more for identical services for where you barely get to interact with a podiatrist? Let's have a plan to get back on your feet. Schedule an appointment with leading physician in diabetic foot care today

Footsteps LLC - Formanek, Christopher B DPM

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8:00-5:00

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8:00-5:00

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8:00-12:30

If left untreated, diabetic foot injuries can lead to serious complications. Dr Formanek, at Footsteps, is here for you for your foot problems related to diabetes such as ulcers, fractures, and mild to deep infections. We are here to prevent amputations through Dr Formanek’s comprehensive diabetic foot care and treatment. Footsteps provide wound care, custom orthotics, diabetic shoe fitment, antibiotics, laser treatment, and surgery to restore your feet.

Why are foot problems so common in people with diabetes in Baton Rouge?

It’s not just Baton Rouge, according to the CDC it’s a nationwide problem 34.2 million Americans—just over 1 in 10—have diabetes. 88 million American adults—approximately 1 in 3—have prediabetes. And 90 % of adults are oblivious to having pre-diabetes.

Baton Rouge Diabetic Statistics

What causes diabetic foot problems

Diabetes, a common health condition in which your blood glucose levels are too high, or your body does not use insulin efficiently. It compromises the health of your eyes, skin, liver, kidney, blood vessels, and feet. It makes it very difficult to fight off infections because it suppresses your immune system.

The tingling and numbness in your feet are caused by diabetic nerve damage. Making you more susceptible to injuries. Since it weakens your immune system, the healing process will take longer for your foot wound. And without proper treatment from a podiatrist, the wound can worsen.

Diabetic Foot Injuries

Diabetic Foot Injuries Includes;

Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic Foot Ulcers can lead to bacterial infections to gangrene. Deprived of sensory, some patients resume their normal life without realizing they have an issue. 

Observing Wagner’s Classification of Diabetic Foot Ulcers (above). Time without medical intervention, aggressive treatment will be needed with a possible amputation. Please call our Baton Rouge Clinic immediately to avoid any further complications

Charcot foot fracture

Charcot foot fractures are fractures to the foot that can cause major complications because of the lack of pain sensation. Routine diabetes foot checkups are important to reduce the possibility of infections and treat them before more complications can occur.

Where to find diabetic foot care in Baton Rouge?

Located on ParkForest Dr just off of Jefferson Hwy near Parkview Baptist. Based on the severity and foot injury you have, Formanek, DPM at Footsteps, will provide Diabetic foot care personalized for you.

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Diabetic Wound Care in Baton Rouge

Proper wound care prevents infection:

1.  Remove dead tissue surrounding the wound

2. Clean and disinfect the area

3. Apply bandages to keep the area sterilized so the wound can heal

Antibiotics

To help a foot infection heal and stop it from spreading properly, oral or intravenous (IV) antibiotics may be prescribed.

Orthopedic and Diabetic Shoes

At Footsteps, we provide custom braces and orthotics (shoe inserts) to help your joints by redistributing your body weight to prevent and protect certain parts of your feet from friction.

Surgery

  • Check your feet (daily)
  • Redness
  • Sores
  • Blisters
  • Swelling
  • Wash thoroughly and completely dry your feet every day
  • Avoid walking around barefoot.
  • Wear comfortable shoes with proper fitment
  • Keep toenails trimmed and straight across.
  • Regularly see your podiatrist.

If you see or notice any foot abnormalities, please call us immediately and schedule an evaluation. Call Footsteps for an appointment today

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