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Suggest treatment for pain due to the plantar fat pad atrophy

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Posted on Thu, 17 Aug 2017
Question: how can i alleviate metatarsol pain, caused by a diminished "fat pad" in that area, i have been to numerous podiatrists i have orthotics that are still good and comfortable some docs hve recommended custom shoes however i am vain and these shoes are not attractive what can be done?
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Management of Fat pad atrophy

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting HCM

You can follow the following measures to help with pain due to metatarsal fat pad atrophy.

-Avoid activities where you walk on your tiptoes, squat, wear high heels or put pressure on the balls of your feet
-Only do low impact exercises like swimming
-Continue wearing Orthotics, pads in shoes
-You can also use thick padded socks like Thorlo brand socks
-weight reduction, if needed. Always maintain a healthy weight.

If the above measures, help reduce the pain and keep you comfortable, then wearing custom shoes is not necessary. However, if pain persists, then custom shoes will be needed. There are companies like Foot solutions that make custom shoes in different styles and attractive designs according to your personal liking.

Hope this answers your question
Please address further questions here
Regards,
Dr.Lekshmi


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Suggest treatment for pain due to the plantar fat pad atrophy

Brief Answer: Management of Fat pad atrophy Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for trusting HCM You can follow the following measures to help with pain due to metatarsal fat pad atrophy. -Avoid activities where you walk on your tiptoes, squat, wear high heels or put pressure on the balls of your feet -Only do low impact exercises like swimming -Continue wearing Orthotics, pads in shoes -You can also use thick padded socks like Thorlo brand socks -weight reduction, if needed. Always maintain a healthy weight. If the above measures, help reduce the pain and keep you comfortable, then wearing custom shoes is not necessary. However, if pain persists, then custom shoes will be needed. There are companies like Foot solutions that make custom shoes in different styles and attractive designs according to your personal liking. Hope this answers your question Please address further questions here Regards, Dr.Lekshmi