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Loub Job: Insoles for Your Soles. Rejuvenating and Relieving Your Feet

Sore feet can make any day more difficult. You don’t want to stand or walk around for too long because you’re uncomfortable, but you don’t want to be stuck sitting down and avoiding your activities, either. A little extra cushioning for feet would work wonders. You can add basic insoles to your shoes, but they may or may not be enough. Improving your natural padding, however, adds protection at the source of your troubles.

The Problem

Injectable Insoles for Forefoot PainYour feet have a natural way of protecting themselves from your body weight and the hard surfaces beneath them. You have a cushion of fatty tissue that lines the bottom of your foot, padding the sole. It’s especially thick in the areas with the greatest contact with the ground, like the heels and the balls of the feet. Over time, with age and general wear and tear, this padding becomes compressed and atrophied. It isn’t able to protect your feet quite as well.

You begin to feel the discomfort of the pressure on your lower limbs.

Shoes choices don’t always help, either. Footwear without enough padding of its own, or that strains your physical structures, exacerbates the problem. High heels are common culprits in making this wear and tear worse, since they force extra weight to the balls of the feet. The slow breakdown of the natural padding can be especially painful for some people. It’s harder for them to spend extended periods of time on their feet or in their favorite shoes. Fortunately, foot pain and boutique experts Dr. Joel W. Brook, Dr. David R. Northcutt, Dr. Irene Arroyo and Dr. John Baca have a solution that can significantly improve your comfort and restore your lower limbs: The Loub Job. This process involves the injection of dermal fillers into your soles, to function as natural “insoles” and help protect your feet from weight and pressure.

The Solution

loub job in Dallas TX and Plano TXFirst, the physicians work to determine the causes behind your discomfort. Any deformities, inflammation, or infections will need to be addressed first before attempting a procedure to restore your cushioning. If you have a structural or functional issue that puts extra strain on the lower limbs, they will investigate it. If the problem is related to your shoe choice, or a combination of issues, they will also work with you to see what can be corrected to maximize your comfort. Once the doctors have determined you will still benefit from this injection procedure, you can move forward with treatment.

Dr. Joel W. Brook, Dr. David R. Northcutt, Dr. Irene Arroyo and Dr. John Baca use two different FDA-approved biodegradable dermal fillers to plump up your natural cushioning: Juvederm and Sculptra. Juvederm is a special gel made up of Hyaluronic acid that instantly thickens and pads the tissue in the affected areas. It offers quick relief for painful feet, though the results are not long-lasting. Sculptra is made of poly-L-lactic acid that stimulates the production of collagen, or connective tissue, and naturally boosts your soles. This effect lasts much longer. Usually the thinning and uncomfortable areas of your feet are injected with the Juvederm first. Then, if the results are favorable, the physicians recommend Sculptra for a natural-feeling insole that lasts upwards of 9-12 months. The procedure is completed under local anesthesia and you may have some soreness for a few days following the injections, but complications are rare and the results excellent.

When your feet are feeling all the miles your put on them, you don’t have to resign yourself to a new reality. You don’t have to give up on your favorite footwear, either. With a little care and expert intervention, you can restore your lower limbs to a more youthful, beautiful state. Say good-bye to sore feet by contacting Dallas Podiatry Works for an appointment or more information. Call either of our two offices—(972) 566-7474 for the Dallas location, or (972) 943-3323 for the Plano office—or visit the online contact page to reach us.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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