Podiatry at OSF HealthCare
The weight of your entire world rests on your feet. If you are experiencing pain, difficulty walking, changes in foot structure or any issues with the skin or nails on your feet, it's important to have it checked by a board certified podiatric surgeon.Request an Appointment
OSF Saint James - Podiatry Clinic
OSF HealthCare Center for Health - Pekin
Meet the Podiatrist
Dr. Marc Leonard is board certified in reconstructive rear foot/ankle surgery and foot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
He specializes in elective foot/ankle surgery, preventive diabetic care and all diabetes-related foot issues, ulcer treatment, sprains and strains, sports injuries, wound care and more.
When not caring for patients, he enjoys family time, traveling and exercising.
Conditions We Treat
Learn more about some of the common foot problems we diagnose and treat.
Diabetes Foot Care
People with diabetes are prone to foot problems because the disease can cause damage to the blood vessels and nerves, which may result in decreased ability to sense a trauma to the foot.
Achilles tendon problems
Most patients respond to non-surgical treatment. On occasion the tendon will be stripped of its inflamed thickened tissue. Tendon lengthening is sometimes required.
Corns and Calluses
When the toe constantly rubs against a shoe — or even against another toe — corns, which are thick, yellowish growths, can develop. Calluses are when skin is constantly exposed to friction, generally on the heels or the balls of the feet.
Bunions and Hammertoes
Bunions are more than a bump on the side of the foot near the big toe. Although the skin might be red, a bunion is a change in the anatomy of the foot that happens over time. Hammertoes are caused by abnormal muscle balance resulting in pressure on the tendon and joints.
A common injury among runners and other athletes, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue that extends from the heel bone to the toes. It's caused by overuse and stress of the bottom of the foot, mostly from running or jumping without stretching first.
An excessive growth of bone causing pain or limitation of movement. Spurs can develop at the edges of joints, tendons and ligaments. Their removal can usually be undertaken under local anaesthetic.