Podiatrist In St. Louis, Mo Encourages Patients To Treat Their Foot Pain

By: Gen Wright

ST. LOUIS, MO - Long distance runners and casual joggers can often improve their performance by keeping their feet in top condition, as their feet are more vulnerable to injury than any other part of the body. Dr. Richard Wittock, podiatrist in St. Louis, MO, urges runners to take advantage of custom-made orthotics for support and comfort.

"Your feet are one of the most overlooked body parts when it comes to exercise and running. As you run, it is important to pay close attention to what your feet are telling you. If they hurt, orthotics can be an appropriate solution to bring relief while running," said Dr. Richard Wittock, St. Louis, MO podiatrist.

Today, custom-made orthotics in St. Louis are created by Dr. Wittock to support and gradually reposition the bones, muscles and tendons of the feet to restore normal foot function. Unlike shoe inserts bought over-the-counter, custom designed orthotics are crafted for the patient's unique foot shape and needs, which helps a runner exercise with ease.

Dr. Wittock goes on to inform patients that St. Louis orthotics are not just for runners, but also for individuals who spend a lot of time on their feet such as athletes, runners, and people with various types of injuries and health conditions.

Designed by Dr. Richard Wittock, podiatrist in St. Louis, orthotics are crafted to accurately fit the unique mold of a patient's foot. This helps to promote proper alignment, restore balance and gently reposition the structure of the foot to improve function and reduce injury. With poor foot biomechanics as the source for other pain in the body, orthotics may even help alleviate pain in the knees, hip and lower back.

Patients are encouraged to visit Ankle and Foot Institute for a thorough evaluation with Dr. Richard Wittock, St. Louis podiatrist, to determine if orthotics are right for them. With orthotics, patients can increase stability, prevent additional foot pain and ultimately improve their quality of life.

About Ankle and Foot Institute: Dr. Richard Wittock received his doctorate from Barry University in Miami, FL, and earned Magna Cum Laude honors in both his undergraduate and doctoral degrees. He is also a specialist in reconstructive surgery of the ankle and foot. Dr. Wittock's post-doctoral training included a 3-year surgical residency at the Detroit Medical Center at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He also completed a traumatology fellowship in Mainz, Germany and an external fixation fellowship in Kurgan, Russia. Dr. Richard Wittock is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgeons and is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is on staff at St. Clare Health Center.

Media Contact:
Dr. Richard Wittock
[email protected][dot]com
1011 Bowles Avenue, Suite 123
Fenton, MO 63026
(636) 717-1100

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