Fat Pad Atrophy

Pain in the ball of the foot can make wearing shoes, especially high heels, a burden and can be extremely uncomfortable. The answer doesn't have to be stop wearing the foot gear you love. Women will continue to wear high heels and men will continue to wear their favorite flip-flops. This type of foot pain can be greatly reduced with the use of cushioning to provide comfort to the foot.

What is fat pad atrophy?

We spend our entire lives on our feet and that pressure can wear on the cushioning that protects the bones in your feet from the ground that you stand, walk and run on. As we age, our body's natural fat on the bottom of the foot is lost. This is called fat pad atrophy and is common in both men and women.

What causes fat pad atrophy?

There are number of conditions that can accceleratte the breakdown of the fat pads on the bottom of your feet. When these conditions develop, fat pad atrophy can occur as well. Sometimes, fat pad restoration can aid in the treatment of other foot conditions by enhancing comfort and restoring your ability to move.

How is fat pad atrophy treated?

Fat pad atrophy can be treated with fat pad restoration. Fat pad restoration is a foot treatment that restores the body's natural cushioning to the bottom of the feet. Through the use of FDA approve products and cosmetic fillers, we are able to build up the high-pressure areas in the foot such as: the toes, ball of the foot and heel. This is a simple in-office procedure where minimally invasive injection therapy is used to place the fillers in the ball of the foot. The procedure provides instant cushioning while reducing pain in the foot while walking barefoot or in shoes.

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