Is the cushioning on the bottom of your foot whittling away? Are you suffering from fat thinning on the ball or heel of your foot? This may be the source of your foot pain. Look no further! Your problems can be treated with our fat pad injections here at Healthy Feet Podiatry!
What is fat pad atrophy?
Decreased thickness and degradation of adipose tissue causing increased pressures and undue stress to the bones of your foot.
Some causes of fat pad atrophy include normal aging, diabetes, high arches, poor shoe gear selection, and collapsed arches in both men and women.
The goal of these injections is to restore the thickness of soft tissue on the bottom of your foot, improve cosmesis, relieve pain, and reduce peak pressures during gait that may ultimately lead to ulcerations or wounds.
What exactly is a fat graft injection?
These injections consist of numerous proteins,cytokines, and growth factors such as VEGF, Adiponectin, and Leptin that provide an extracellular matrix to stimulate the development of new blood vessels and fat production. In other words, this injection provides a scaffold for your body to stimulate and produce its own fat through this framework.
Treatment areas consist of ball of foot and heel pressure points, chronic long standing wounds due to pressure or joint breakdown, metatarsalgia, chronic non-healing diabetic foot ulcers.
This procedure is minimally invasive and can traditionally be done in an outpatient office setting. With today’s advanced technology, this procedure no longer requires a conjunctive liposuction to be performed. Call us today to schedule your consultation!