3901 Houma Blvd. Suite 204
Metairie, LA 70006

 Leon G. Shingledecker,DPM,FACFAS


The Shingledeckers and their granddaughter

Dr. Leon Shingledecker Is a Board Certified Podiatrist and Wound Care Specialist, who 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.

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

Dr. Shingledecker also specializes in HyProCure®, treatment of misaligned feet.

We treat our patients like family!

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

Fungal infection of the toenails

Fungal infection of the toenails

If you have fungal infection of the toenails, onychomycosis, and also if you have liver or heart problems, You should not take oral antifungal pills, your last choice is Laser. A potential advantage of lasers is that they have greater tissue penetration than antifungal medication and thus may be more effective at treating infection embedded within the nail. Precise targeting of a tissue using a specific wavelength of light.

The HyProCure® procedure

The HyProCure® procedure is minimally invasive and is typically done in 20-minutes or less. It is often performed in an outpatient setting under a twilight sleep or local sedation. HyProCure®is placed in the naturally occurring space between your bones to instantly realign and stabilize the hindfoot. HyProCure® will not penetrate or be implanted into your bones.   Read more

Dr. Leon Shingledecker, DPM

  • Is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.
  • Member of Louisiana Podiatric Medical Society.
  • Board Certified by the American Professional Wound Care Association.
  • Member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.

His special interests are in reconstructive foot surgery, wound care, and sports medicine. Read more

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
  • 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