What other problems can fat pad atrophy cause?

As the fat pads degrade other health problems can arise. These include metatarsalgia, bursitis neuromas, and capsulitis. Ignoring these conditions can lead to more invasive surgical care in the future.

What are the symptoms of fat pad atrophy?

Most people experience:

  • Pain in ball or heel of the foot
  • Pain that can only be relieved by sitting
  • Pain in high heels, barefoot or thin-soled shoes
  • Feeling like there are small pebbles in your shoes
  • Thick, painful calluses appearing on the ball or heel
Who can benefit from the procedure?
  • Men
  • Woman
  • Athletes
  • People who often wear high heels
What indicates I might need a Foot Lift?
  • Fat pad atrophy
  • Pain from high-arched, flat feet or biomechanical abnormalities
  • Burning on the ball of the foot
  • Nerve pain
  • Scarred and traumatically damaged skin
  • Pedal ulcerations
  • Sore heels
What are the possible causes of fat pad atrophy?
  • Age
  • Wearing high heels
  • Prominent metatarsal heads
  • High arches
  • Flat feet
  • Collapsed long bones in the balls of the feet
  • Genetics
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Previous Injuries
  • Previous surgeries or fractures
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Long-term or local use of corticosteroids
  • Orthopedic deformities
  • Abnormal foot mechanics

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