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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. ...Read more
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
Not really: Many cases of so-called "foot pad atrophy" pain in my opinion is not so much because of a loss of the fat pad on the forefoot but may be associated with deformities such as hammertoes, bunions and is often associated with wearing certain shoes that place too much stress on the ball of the feet ie. High heels and even flats. Wear running shoes more often and the symptoms will most likely resolve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think i have atrophy in my foot, and i fear ALS. I also have alot of fasiculations in my feet and in my legs?
Neurologist: Atrophy in an extremity definitely needs to be investigated. The best person to see is a neurologist. I wouldn't think that ALS is the top diagnosis. Getting some answers will certainly help. Good luck. ...Read more
Injury to R foot 6m ago. Disuse atrophy to lower leg. Muscle twitching along inner aspect of foot, now up to inside of leg to calf. Suggestions?
Just got out of cam walker for lat.Malleolus frac. But the medial side of my foot is what really hurts.It's swollen. Is just bc of atrophy of muscle?
I have pain in my achilles at the base of my heel, muscle atrophy in the same foot and leg and now pain in the knee. What could this be? I am 28.
I have a herniated disc in L4 L5 and S1. (5yrs) I now have neurogenic atrophy. It only occurred after I had a walking cast on for 10 weeks. (Torn anterior ligament RT foot) Did isolating my leg in the cast trigger the atrophy? It's been going on for 7 mon
Atropy: A herniated disc at the levels l4-5 and L5-s1 can produce atropy in the muscles that those nerves supply. Typically in the anterior compartment of the lower leg and small muscles in the feet. 10 weeks of immobilization is quite a long time and was probably a factor in the atropy. ...Read more
I have disuse atrophy in my right leg, and foot, due to nerve damage in l4/l5 s1.Had a failed back surgery 02'13. Will I lose ability to walk one day?
I am 34 yrs old and just diagnosed with fat pad atrophy throughout my feet. The ultrasound tech said my loaded heel fat pads were 2mm-how severe?
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