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Kinko Foot Pads
They don't: While there is no doubt there are substances that are toxic to the body, the odds that some magical pad recognizes them and sucks them out of the feet, right through the skin, are slim to none. A healthy diet, high in antioxidants combined with reasonable hydration is your best bet. ...Read more
My girlfriend has tiny hole-like hard skin on her heels and on the pad of her feet, What could this be?
I'm experiencing a swelling under my right foot , as if a pad is added under the foot, with no pain, what could be the cause?
Swelling: Depending on were the swelling is located. You might just have a type of overuse injury. When this occurs it can be normal to have increased swelling/edema to the portion of your foot that might have the pathology. If you can elevate your foot, use ice, and nsaids with food to help decrease the swelling. If the swelling persists with pain ask for a podiatry referral. ...Read more
Feet ice cold and painful when supine. R/o pad. Room and body t normal. No history of circulatory d/o. history of mast cell d/o. Possible dx? Advice?
What causes a knot between front pads of the bottom of my foot that make it feel like I'm walking on a golf ball?
Deep or superficial?: HI! If superficial ( within or on skin ), can be a focal callous, IPK ( intractable plantar keratosis - not contagious ), wart are most common. If deep within or below skin can be an abscess, cyst, hematoma ( blood bruise ). Other possibility can be a fibroma. These are the most common things. ...Read more
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
The pads of both my feet really bother me with a dull constant pain. It feels like my socks have bunched up, but there is nothing there! metarsalgia?
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.
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Plantar fasciitis: This condition is characterized by inflammation of a very thin tissue running throughout the bottom of your foot. It causes pain, typically after you've been off your foot sitting or laying down. As soon as you put your foot down, pain starts. It takes a few steps to make it stop aching, and it starts all over again with rest. Antiinflammatories and stretching helps. Tarsal tunnel is different. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The balls of my feet and the pads of my toes burn sometimes could you tell me why or what i can do to help this?
Some thots: You could be developing tarsal tunnel syndrome, but perhaps, a peripheral neuropathy of an alternative nature is presenting. Persistent burning may well be a sign of small fibre neuropathy. You can get this evaluated at office of podiatrist, but a neurologist might also be useful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer