fat pad atrophy

fat pad atrophy

Orthopedics Subcutaneous atrophy, which primarily affects the elderly, characterized by soft flattened heel pads, which may allow palpation of calcaneal tubercles; nonradiating pain 'maxes' at the center of weight-bearing part of the heel pad Management Viscoelastic heel pad, not surgery. See Heel pad.
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Fat pad atrophy under the metatarsal heads or heels is also common, and can cause the feeling of walking "on bones.
Other complications, such as fat pad atrophy, rarely occur.
1,5,8) Heel fat pad atrophy or hypertrophy can change the stiffness and elasticity of the structure and affect the pad's function as a shock absorber.
Injection technique may affect the incidence of fat pad atrophy.
The Silipos[R] soft, All Gel Metatarsal Pad helps to relieve the pain of fat pad atrophy, metatarsalgia and Morton's neuroma.
Fat pad atrophy under the metatarsal heads or heels is another common finding, causing a feeling of walking 'on the bones' which can be very painful.