plantar heel pad

plantar heel pad

reticulate fibrofatty tissue overlying plantar aspect of calcaneum; forms part of the superficial plantar fascia (deeper parts of plantar heel pad merge with superficial part of plantar fascia; superficial parts of plantar heel pad merge with deep part of overlying dermis)
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Similarly, lateral radiographs have been used to show that a heel cup that constrains soft tissue displacement increases plantar heel pad thickness compared with use of no heel cup [16].