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  • How We Can Help Ease Your Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms
    Find out when you should turn to a podiatrist to treat your heel pain. If you’ve suddenly developed heel pain, especially after running long distances or being on your feet Read more
  • Struggling with Bunions? We Can Help
    There are many painful foot conditions and not everyone is well informed about how to treat themselves. So, they end up living in unnecessary pain. Dr. Richard Wittock of Fenton and Read more
  • Which Orthotic Type Is Right for You?
    Custom-made shoe inserts called orthotics may ease your foot pain if you suffer from pain due to flatfoot, arthritis, or diabetes, or want to prevent overuse injuries if you're an Read more
  • FAQS about Orthotics
    Find out if your aching feet could benefit from something as simple as shoe inserts. We’ve all seen shoe inserts in the footcare aisle of our local drugstore. Maybe you’ve Read more
  • Have Plantar Fasciitis? We Can Help
    According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, plantar fasciitis is a very common foot problem and one of the most common causes of heel pain. Dr. Richard Wittock, a Read more
  • What Orthotics Can Do for You
    Orthotics may offer a simple solution if you suffer from back pain, a foot condition or experience discomfort after spending hours on your feet. Dr. Richard Wittock, your St. Louis, Read more
  • Signs You May Have Plantar Fasciitis
    4 Signs You May Have Plantar Fasciitis Do you have plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of pain in the bottom of the foot. The condition is caused by Read more
  • Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus
    As summer begins to wind down, it is important to keep the health of your feet in mind, even when they are cooped up in socks and boots throughout the Read more
  • Are You Dealing With Bunions?
    Find out if the foot problems you are experiencing could be due to this foot deformity.   If you are noticing a large bump sticking out at the bottom of your big Read more
  • What to Do If You Think You've Sprained Your Ankle
    A sprained ankle can cause serious pain, discomfort, and frustration. Though they present some of the same symptoms as a broken bone, a sprain affects the soft tissues which surround Read more
  • Could Orthotics Help Me?
    Do your feet, knees, hips or a backache at the end of the day? Orthotics may offer a simple way to relieve your painful symptoms. Our St. Louis, MO, podiatrist, Read more
  • What is Plantar Fasciitis?
    Your job requires you to be on your feet almost constantly throughout the day. Over the past few months, you've noticed increased pain in your heel and across the arch Read more
  • Treatment Options for Bunions
    Like many foot and ankle injuries and conditions, bunions range in severity from mild to severe and can often be managed successfully with conservative treatments. Surgery is typically reserved for Read more
  • Common Foot Issues
    A research study by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) found that about 77 percent of Americans have problems with their feet, yet only a small portion ask for help Read more
  • Preventing Ingrown Toenails
    Ingrown toenails are nails whose sides or corners dig into the skin often causing pain and/or infection. They are caused by shoe pressure, injury, fungal infection, improper nail trimming, genetics Read more
  • Protect Your Feet from Athlete's Foot
    Find out what you can do to prevent athlete’s foot from happening to you. While athlete’s foot is not a serious problem, we can probably all agree that no one wants Read more