Fat Pad Injections

Foot, Ankle, & Leg Vein Center

Foot Doctors, Foot & Ankle Surgery & Vein Care located in Boca Raton, FL & Boynton, FL

If every step you take feels like you’re walking on pebbles, you may be a candidate for fat pad injections to restore cushioning in your feet. With their expertise in fat pad atrophy and modern treatments, Jason Gold, DPM, and Jodi Schoenhaus, DPM, FACFAS, of Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center can help you recover from chronic foot pain. Book your examination at the Boca Raton or Boynton, Florida, clinic locations by clicking on the online booking feature or by calling either location directly.

Fat Pad Injections Q & A

How does fat pad atrophy occur?

Fat pad atrophy means that the protective layer of cushioning on the bottoms of your feet starts to diminish. As a result, you wind up with extra pressure on your bones, which can, of course, lead to chronic foot pain. Fat pad atrophy often stems from:

  • Inherited traits
  • Corns or calluses
  • Diabetic ulcerations
  • Bunions or hammertoes
  • Age-related wear-and-tear
  • Years of strenuous activities, such as distance running or working on your feet

Losing fat in the bottom of your feet is normal and often unavoidable. But because of advancements in innovative medical solutions, you don’t have to learn to live with the ongoing discomfort.

What can fat pad injections treat?

In many cases, men and women who suffer from fat pad atrophy try to treat themselves by wearing over-the-counter inserts in their shoes. But these inserts only provide temporary relief and don’t do anything to resolve your pain when you’re walking barefoot.

Treating fat pad atrophy and resolving the foot pain you’re experiencing is as simple as getting fat pad injections at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center. Customized fat pad injections can minimize issues with:

  • Heel pain
  • Toe pain and stiffness
  • Pain or burning on the ball of your foot

Your fat pad injection treatment can even resolve that uncomfortable sensation of feeling like you have a bunched up sock under your toes.

Which type of fat pad injection is best?

At Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, Dr. Gold and Dr. Schoenhaus offer some of the latest and most effective types of fat pad restoration treatments available. They personalize your fat pad injection package based on your specific condition. Below are descriptions of the best types of fat pad injections.

Injectable fillers

Injectable fillers add cushioning to all areas of your feet. Dr. Gold or Dr. Schoenhaus simply inject a gel-like substance into areas where you’re experiencing fat pad atrophy. This treatment option is one of the most in-demand because it can provide effective relief almost instantly.

Fat pad surgery

Fat pad surgery can be combined with other podiatric surgical procedures. For instance, if you’re having a bunion correction surgery, Dr. Gold or Dr. Schoenhaus can place a tissue graft into areas where you have noticeable fat pad atrophy, so you get the extra cushioning you need.

Fat transfer

A fat pad transfer (autolipotransplantation) involves partnering with expert plastic surgeons in Boca Raton and Boynton to extract fat from your stomach or buttocks. This fat is then relocated into the bottom of your foot for entirely long-lasting relief from fat pad atrophy.

Find out if fat pad injections are right for you by booking an exam at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center today. Click on the online scheduler or call your nearest location.