There are many things we do that we don’t even think about, such as blinking and breathing. We also do not give our feet the credit they deserve. We don’t often think about the fact that they have to support weight of our entire body and have the sole function of keeping us moving!
Unfortunately there are times when our feet can’t keep up with the demands put of them. Forefoot pain in particular is a common complaint that we hear from our patients. One of the reasons for pain in this area is a loss of the fat pad on the ball of the foot. This can occur due to a structural problem in your foot, a condition such as diabetes, or simply through the natural aging process. When the fat pad on your foot is reduced, also called fat pad atrophy, pain results because it is basically skin against bone when you stand or walk. This can greatly impact a person’s quality of life.
We want each of our patients to be able to enjoy life to the fullest. To do this, we search for the best and most effective ways to treat foot problems. To help those with fat pad atrophy, we are thrilled to be able to offer a state of the art procedure that literally provides “insoles for your soles.” This treatment involves the use of injectable fillers that can restore some of the padding on the soles of your feet. The biodegradable, dermal fillers are FDA approved and are capable of providing up to nine months of relief. The added cushioning will provide more comfort while walking and wearing your favorite stylish shoes. This procedure is a great option for those who wear high heels on a regular basis.
If you would like to learn more about extra cushioning for your soles, please contact Dallas Podiatry Works. Dr. Joel W. Brook, Dr. David R. Northcutt, Dr. Irene Arroyo and Dr. John Baca, our foot specialists serving the Fort Worth area, can evaluate your foot health and advise on the best course of treatment for you. Call our office in Dallas, TX at (972) 566-7474 or in Plano, TX at (972) 943-3323 to make an appointment today.