The Human Foot

The human foot is a biological masterpiece. It consists of ¼ of all the bones in the body, 33 joints, and a network of more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Your foot's strong, flexible, and functional design enables it to do its job well—if you take care of it and don't take it for granted.

The focus of Footsteps LLC is the patient's comfort and keeping people mobile, independent, and getting people back to their desired activities. Dr. Formanek wants to keep walkers walking, runners running, and dancers dancing!​

The average person walks 69 million steps over a lifetime. Your feet share the pressures of daily living. An average day of walking brings a force equal to several hundred tons to bear on the feet. This helps explain why your feet are more susceptible to injury than any other part of your body. Foot pain is NEVER normal, and foot ailments are among the most common of our health problems. While some conditions are hereditary, most stem from cumulative effects. lifetime. Studies show that 75% of Americans experience foot problems.

Did you know that the foot serves as an early screening for other systemic conditions, since the feet are the furthest from the body's core?​
Conditions that may manifest first in the foot may include but are not limited to:

  • Diabetes
  • Anemia
  • Certain Cancers
  • Arthritis
  • Liver Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Kidney Disease
  • Chemical Toxins
  • Heart Disease
  • Nerve Conditions
  • Human Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • Poor Circulation

Preventive care, with an emphasis on early detection, is cost-effective and can improve the quality of, and even save lives. Consider a foot screening today.

A multi-disciplinary approach is often involved in managing foot and lower extremity problems that include other medical specialists such as: Generalists, Internists, Endocrinologists, Orthopedists, Vascular Surgeons, Oncologists, Physiatrists, Neurologists, Pedorthists and Physical Therapists.

Our Locations

Dr. Christopher Formanek
Footsteps, LLC Office

Baton Rouge Location

6141 Parkforest Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Phone: 225-756-0034 
Fax: 225-756-0708

Mon: 08:00 AM - 05:00 AM
Wed: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fri: 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Gonzales Location

2524 South Philippe Ave.
Gonzales, LA 70737 
Phone: 225-647-FOOT
Fax: 225-756-0708​

Tue: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thu: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Payment Types

Most Insurance Accepted
Self-pay discounts
Call Us to Schedule an Appointment!

(225) 756-0034