Foot Care Treatment – Fat Pad Restoration
Feel like you are walking on pebbles? No foot padding to the heel or ball of your foot?
You shouldn’t always feel like you are walking on pebbles! Fat pad restoration at the Foot, Ankle and Leg Vein Center can help you walk easy again.
Fat pad restoration is a foot treatment that restores the body’s natural cushioning to the bottom of the foot. This is done in a variety of ways depending on the cause and location of the pain. Dr. Schoenhaus and Dr. Gold offer fat pad restoration in Boca Raton to help you start walking without pain.
Fat Pad Atrophy
You spend your entire life on your feet, and that pressure can wear on the cushioning that protects the bones in your feet from the ground you stand on. As you age, your body’s natural fat on the bottom of the foot is lost. This is called fat pad atrophy, and it is common in both men and women.
Fat pad atrophy can cause pain on the ball of the foot while you are walking. This is the common cause of discomfort that drives women away from wearing high heels or walking barefoot. Many people attempt to correct the issue by wearing highly cushioned insoles. However, these insoles are often not practical, as they limit footwear choices and do not eliminate the pain while barefoot.
Dr. Schoenhaus and Dr. Gold offer fat pad restoration in Boca Raton so that you can walk freely and comfortably again.
Causes of Fat Pad Atrophy
There are a number of conditions that can accelerate the breakdown of 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.
Conditions that can sometimes be treated with fillers and fat pad restoration include:
- Hammer toes
Occasionally, Dr. Schoenhaus and Dr. Gold will offer fat pad restoration as a temporary solution as advanced treatments for the above conditions are implemented. This will help you to experience immediate relief from pain while you await surgery.
Dr. Schoenhaus and Dr. Gold also use fillers and fat pad restoration in the treatment of preulcerative skin conditions among diabetics as a means of protecting the foot from injury.
For more information about fat pad restoration in Boca Raton, contact us.