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PODIATRY Dr.shingledecker diagnoses foot

Dr. Leon Shingledecker provides expert care, diagnosis and treatment of ankle and foot disorders for children, adults, and seniors. His practice has grown steadily, as have his credentials and achievements.
He can provide you with the correct form of foot care, proper footwear and the early recognition of foot conditions.

Our practice diagnoses and treats a variety of podiatric conditions, including the following:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Ankle injuries
  • Athlete's foot
  • Benign neoplasm(tumor)
  • Brachymetatarsia
  • Bunions
  • Calluses/corns
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Dislocations
  • Flatfoot (fallen arches)
  • Foot injuries
  • Fractures
  • Ganglions
  • Haglund's deformity
  • Hallux limitus
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel pain/fasciitis
  • Infections
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Lyme disease
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton's neuroma
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Onychomycosis (nail fungus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pediatric foot care
  • Plantar warts
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Posterior tibial dysfunction
  • Puncture wound/foreign body
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Running injuries
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Skin cancer
  • Sprains/strains
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Taylor's bunion
  • Tendonitis
  • Toe deformities
  • Tumors
  • Ulcer care
  • Wound care
  • Xerosis

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Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Can pain in my neck, back, hips or knees actually be foot related?
2. What is an orthotic device and are all orthotics created equally?
3. Why do feet hurt?
4. Should I see a foot doctor only when my feet hurt? And what about my children, should I have their feet checked? Read more >>
Diabetic Foot Problems
An estimated 15% of diabetics experience serious foot problems. They are the leading cause of hospitalizations for these patients. Research has demonstrated that following a strict preventive program can significantly reduce serious complications, including amputations. Read more>>


Dr. Shingledecker specializes in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, using the most advanced, effective methods of healing available today. His comprehensive approach can podiatric consultation heal wounds that have resisted other treatments, and help you avoid loss of limbs, reduce incidence of recurrence, and get your life back.


Kinds of wounds we treat:

  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Arterial ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Non-healing traumatic wounds
  • Stage 3 ulcer with no improvement in four-weeks under a physician's care
  • Stage 4 ulcer that involves tendon ligament and/or bone
  • All wounds that fail to heal in two months Wounds that repeatedly break down
  • All charcot, insensate and dysvascular foot wounds.

Are You a Candidate?
If you suffer from a chronic or non-healing wound, we will work with you and find the most appropriate and effective treatments for your particular needs. Read more>>

What causes poor circulation to the foot:
Poor circulation is most commonly caused by a progressive blocking of the arteries in the leg (athersclerosis). Those with diabetes are more likely to develop poor circulation to the foot. Read more >>

Caring for Diabetic Skin
If you are diabetic, you may find that wounds heal more slowly because diabetes reduces blood flow to specific areas, especially the feet and legs. Read more >>

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Leon G. Shingledecker, DPM
3901 Houma Blvd.
Suite 204
Metairie, LA 70006
Phone: (504) 888-9403
Fax: (504) 888-2895

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