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Flat Shoes and Foot Pain

Tuesday, 28 March 2023 00:00

Foot pain is certainly an unpleasant condition that many Americans can experience for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, foot pain is linked to the particular kind of shoe that you are wearing. While high heels are well-known for the damaging effects they can cause to your feet, other types of shoes can have adverse effects as well. Specifically, ballet flats can cause foot pain for several reasons. When ballet flats are not well padded, they can aggravate certain foot conditions, such as Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. Often, flats fail to provide the feet with sufficient arch support, which can make one more susceptible to the aforementioned foot conditions. To make your ballet flats more beneficial to the health of your feet, your podiatrist might recommend using insoles in the flats to increase arch support. If you are someone that enjoys wearing ballet flats, it is suggested that you consider contacting a podiatrist for help.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Milos Tomich, DPM from Dr. Tomich Foot & Ankle Health Center. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, WI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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