Foot Pain

Tired of suffering from foot pain? Dr. Christopher Bussema, Dr. Kathleen Bickle, and Dr. Robert Monfore at Advanas Foot and Ankle Specialists in Angola, IN, and Coldwater, Paw Paw, Portage, and Sturgis, MI, can provide a customized treatment plan for your needs.

Common Causes of Foot Pain

Foot pain can come from a variety of issues that tend to fall into the following categories.

Foot Structure

The foot moves a specific way when you stand and walk to distribute your weight evenly. However, fallen arches, high arches, and pronation issues often impact weight distribution and put undue pressure on the wrong areas.


Your shoes need to provide the proper support and cushioning for your feet. High heels can cause too much pressure on the front of your feet. Flip Flops and sandals tend to be too flat, not providing arch support. And most shoes are made for a generalized ideal of the foot – one that most people don’t fit.

Lifestyle Factors

Your day-to-day life can put too much pressure on different areas of the feet. Being overly active – for instance, if you’re a runner – can lead to plantar fasciitis. Being overweight or obese means that your feet are supporting unnecessary weight. Working on your feet for long hours can also contribute to your pain.

How a Podiatrist Can Help

Podiatrists specialize in determining the source of your foot pain and developing a personalized plan to address it. Specific treatments will depend on your needs, but can include the following:

  • Custom orthotics to provide the precise support your feet need
  • Shockwave therapy to address the soft tissues
  • Physical therapy to help rehab from injuries
  • Lifestyle guidance to address factors contributing to your pain
  • Braces, splints, and other devices that can help address any structural issues

You don’t have to live with foot pain. Schedule a visit with Dr. Bussema, Dr. Bickle, and Dr. Monfore at Advanas Foot and Ankle Specialists in Angola, IN, or Coldwater, Paw Paw, Portage, or Sturgis, MI, by calling (800) 856-1106 today.


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