Welcome to Footsteps Podiatry

Footsteps is the leading provider in comprehensive foot care providing expert podiatry services. We are located in Baton Rouge and Gonzales, LA serving patients in the surrounding areas, from Prarieville to Denham Springs, LA

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Experience and Mission of Footsteps LLC

Dr. Christopher Formanek is a highly experienced podiatrist dedicated to providing quality foot care. With a mission to improve the mobility and overall health of his patients, he combines his expertise with a compassionate approach. At Footsteps LLC, we strive to deliver personalized treatment plans and exceptional care to help you put your best foot forward.

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Podiatry Services in Baton Rouge and Gonzales

At Footsteps LLC, we offer a wide range of podiatry services at our Baton Rouge and Gonzales locations. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing high-quality care and personalized treatment options to help you achieve optimal foot health.

Footsteps Locations

Baton Rouge

6141 ParkForest Dr Baton Rouge, LA


Mon • Wed • Fri


826 West Hwy 30 Ste A Gonzales, LA


Tues • Thurs

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Do I need to see a Baton Rouge podiatrist?

Enter any drugstore in Baton Rouge and you’ll discover an aisle full of foot treatments and over-the-counter products. For minor foot ailments, many of these products can be useful. Unfortunately, we often see patients misdiagnose their problems. This leads to unnecessary pain and delay in treatment. Not only do patients misdiagnose, but we also see primary care physicians misdiagnoses complex foot problems. Dr. Formanek is a Baton Rouge podiatrist with a secondary podiatry location in Gonzales, LA trained to provide specialized foot care. For over 18 years, Dr. Formanek has helped patients across Louisiana. Call us today to make an appointment so we can help you get back on your feet.

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State-of-the-art Foot & Ankle Treatment in Gonzales, LA

For foot or ankle problems, you can rely on Footsteps LLC; we have state-of-the-art technology, and Dr. Formanek providing industry-leading treatment. We act as partners in their care, empowering our patients to make their own decisions. We want you to achieve quality of life outside of our care. Whenever possible, we offer non-invasive treatments with short recovery time. Should your condition require more attention, Dr. Formanek can perform treatments at his clinic or any Baton Rouge and Gonzales hospital.

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Convenience and Care

We have two convenient locations with first floor access, with caring and attentive staff. We are a fully accredited Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Supplier and Fitter for all podiatry and foot services. At Footsteps, we accommodate our patients’ needs and schedules. Call us now to see if we cover your needs. We accept most insurances and will pre-authorize your treatment and DME to limit surprise billing. Schedule an appointment to get your care started today! *discounts for self pay, contact us for more information

  • Ingrown Toenail Condition – Footsteps

    INGROWN TOENAIL, BATON ROUGE LA Insights about our ingrown toenail treatment We have had one of those pesky annoyances that get in the way with the simple things in life, an ingrown toenail. Consider yourself one of the lucky ones if you’ve never experienced an ingrown toenail. Since you’ve stumbled upon this page, we’re pretty…

  • Permanent Toenail Removal Treatments

    Introduction: An ingrown toenail is a painful condition that occurs when the toenail grows into the skin at the side of the toe. This can cause pain, redness, swelling, and infection. Permanent toenail removal is a surgical procedure that can be used to treat ingrown toenails. Procedure: There are two main types of permanent toenail…

  • Toenail Fungus Treatment

    What is Onychomycosis? Several factors may increase your risk of developing “fungal infections” onychomycosis, including: How is the diagnosis of the onychomycosis confirmed? Onychomycosis is usually diagnosed by visually inspecting the area affected and asking the patient to describe their symptoms. Discussion of the family history of the disorder may be warranted, as there is…

  • Hammertoe Surgery – Footsteps

    Symptoms, Causes, and Corrective Surgery HAMMERTOE Clawed toes, crooked toes, contracted toes, and mallet toes are all names for the foot ailment called hammertoes. A healthy foot has straight flattened toes. In comparison, a foot with hammertoes has toes that look pinched or crooked like bunions. Unfortunately, hammertoes are unsightly and can cause significant discomfort. Hammertoe Symptoms Symptoms may include:…

  • Advanced Bunion Surgery

    Bunion Causes, Symptoms, and Types of Surgery BUNION(HALLUX ABDUCTO-VALGUS) Bunions are painful common condition that typically affects the big toe. Accompanied by swelling, redness, and discomfort, bunion pain can range from mild to severe.There are a  number of things that can cause bunion pain including: The pain may sometimes result from an underlying condition, such…

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

    Advantages of Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery Is Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery Right For You? Percutaneous foot surgery or Minimally invasive foot surgery, also known as minimal incision surgery (MIS), is a small incision technique–done through portals with typically no sutures. This surgery is less invasive than traditional methods and causes minimal injury to adjacent tissues.

  • Heel Pain

    Treatment and testing must be directed to the causative factors. Generally, the longer the duration of the heel pain symptoms, the longer the period of duration to final resolution of the condition.  While mechanical factors are the most common etiology, other causes include traumatic, neurological, arthritic, infectious, neoplastic, autoimmune and other systemic conditions. Pain on…

  • Preventing Foot Ulcers: 19 Do’s and Don’ts

    In the previous article in our ongoing series ‘A Comprehensive Guide to Diabetic Foot Problems: Diabetic Foot Ulcers’, we learned the basics of identifying, diagnosing, and treating foot ulcers. But what about preventing foot ulcers? Fortunately, there is quite a bit that diabetics can do to prevent these ailments. Dr. Formanek’s top 19 tips to…

  • Diabetic Foot Ulcer

    Diabetic Foot Ulcers Diabetic ulcers are a common complication of diabetes. Diabetic foot ulcers account for more than 20% of total hospital days for patients with diabetes and are the leading cause of hospital admissions among patients with diabetes. Ulcers most commonly affect the area under your big toes and the balls of your feet.

  • Diabetic Neuropathy

    Diabetic Neuropathy Many people live with diabetic neuropathy for years, even decades without relief. The good news is that there are effective treatments available to help manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Diabetes is a disease of the blood that affects your body’s ability to make or use insulin. Diabetes is a…