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Ankle Fat Pad
I'm not sure: What you mean by fat pad of ankle....the heels sometimes have herniated fat, the ankle sometimes have fat by the ankles, some people refer to this as "cankles" this could be left alone if not painful. If either of the two are painful, it can be taken care of surgically..
Had an MRI on my ankle 6 months ago. It shows I have fluid in the kagers fat pad. Had a cortisone injection for pain. How do I remove the fluid and pain?
I do not: Recommend steroid injections to this anatomical region. I think you run the risk of an achilles tear by doing so. I would try walking in a cam walker boot for a couple of weeks and see how you feel. You could ice the region while at rest. I would consider an antiinflammatory medication if no contraindication.
What is considered severe foot fat pad atrophy? I was told the fat pads in my feet are 2 mm and I am very concerned as I am only 34 years old.
Should get examined: 2 mm thickness sounds like a significant change. Are you having pain? Do you have a condition that can cause or worsen foot pad atrophy, like severe obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, high arched feet, diabetes with neuropathy, Morton's neuroma treated with local steroid injections? You should get this examined to assess your risks and treatment options.
Side of big toe & fat pad swelled to twice size of other foot w/ some pain. No injury. Dr appt. In 5 days. What could it be & should I see dr. Sooner.
Has Sculptra that has been used as a filler in the foot (as fat pad augmentation/padding replacement) FDA approved for this use yet?
Apparently not!: I would be very cautious about implannting any froeign substance into the plantar foot. The loads and pressures are extremely high and still not completely understood. There is a long history of failure with every product that has been used.See 2 more doctor answers
I have really big ankles and it's embarassing even though I'm not fat. Is it possible for the bone to be thinned?
Hmmmmmmm: Cosmetic ankle surgery is uncommon. If you are seriously considering this.....First, you would need an MRI to ascertain what structures might be causing your apparent "deformity" next, you would have to weigh the possible benefits against possible complications. Lastly, you would need to find a competent surgeon willing to perform the surgery.
I have really thick ankles not from being over weight. I have an athletic body and I am trying to find a way to make them smaller. Anything for me?
Cankles: Not sure there are any easy ways around this. You just want to ensure from your primary care physician that you are not experiencing any fluid overload in your system that can manifest as "pitting edema" in your ankle region. Consult your athletic trainer for specific exercises to develop proprioceptive skills, and balance.See 1 more doctor answer
How do I know if my ankles are just naturally fat/puffy or if they are like this for another reason? I'm a small person in general and not overweight
Ankle swelling: Need a medical consult with your internist first if things are good then an ankle consult.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Sometimes if its swelling you need to find out why it's swollen and treat appropriately whether by medication, stockings etc. Sometimes, it may be secondary to fat. If this really bothers you the excess fat can be removed.See 1 more doctor answer
Stationary bike.: You could ride a stationary bike, which should not irritate your injured ankle, but still can burn calories and lose fat.See 2 more doctor answers
Be seen: There are multiple potential causes. A good medical checkup and some basic blood work would probably be a good place to start.
2days ago I stepped on a sharp thick piece of stick or wood &now ive been having pain behind my ankle. I bleed only a drop & I cleaned it with alcohol?
Infection possible: Go see a podiatrist. You may need tetanus shot. Possible for infection also
I will, Gladly.: You have very thin legs. There, I told you. Nature made it that way.See 1 more doctor answer
I've lost 37 lbs but my legs are still as fat and swollen all the way down to my ankles and I haven't lost a single CM off my lower legs. What's wrong?
I am experiencing wrinkly skin under both my ankles. The skin seems thick, does not itch, and is darker than the rest of my foot.?
Ethnicity: What you described is normal in people with darker complexion. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.
I have very big legs with vericous veins and fat in my ankles what can I do to help my conditions?
Visit a vascular: Doctor for the varicose veins. They could evaluate you and give you options. If you are heavy (weight wise) losing weight will help take some pressure off the veins. Compression hosiery if there is any degree of swelling can help. If fat around ankles is an issue it can be surgically removed.See 3 more doctor answers