Are painful piezogenic papules in the heel and fat pad atrophy related? how are they treated?
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Family Medicine 26 years experience
Possibly: As this benign condition is due to small amounts of fat pushing the one of the deeper skin layers known as the dermis, resultant atrophy might be a possible effect.
Steroids that are applied topically or injected into affected areas is a common treatment. But this may not be indicated if atrophy is present. A dermatologist should be consulted.
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