Over the years scientists have tried to come up with a way to replace the fat pads in the foot
Over the years scientists have tried to come up with a way to replace the fat pads in the foot. This has been very difficult because of the weightbearing nature of the foot. Some patients will continue to have pain in the heel or ball of the foot even when they wear good shoes with orthotics, these people suffer from fat pad atrophy of the foot, unfortunately we cannot stop mother nature, throughout time the fat pad in the foot will decrease and bone to skin contact will increase and cause pain.
The best procedure for these patients are fat pad augmentation, there are two types of fat pad augmentation, The first is your own fat can be placed or repositioned into the foot. The second option is to use synthetic grafts to cushion the area. At Foot & Ankle Concepts we also understand that today women have to be fashionable and certain job requires them to wear professional shoes which are usually high heels. On your consultation we will describe which procedure you can benefit from.