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Why Are My Feet So Fat
Fat feet: There can be many answers. Depends on your body type, you may just carry more subcutaneous fat tissue than others. You may also have swelling of the feet which may make your feet seem larger than they are. Also there could be some trauma that's causing the swelling. If there is pain see a doctor! ...Read more
I have a pouch if fat on my feet on the top. I want to know how I can lose this. It is not coming off with the weight im losing...?
Probably won't: Fat distribution in the body can be quite different from one to another. If it was one foot, i might think it could be a lipoma, which is a benign fatty growth (almost always, but never can say never in medicine). If it does not affect shoe-wearing comfort, would rec just leaving alone, and lose weight if it is for your general health. Of course, they could be surgically removed. Podiatry consult. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Kidney stones will produce pain, bilateral feet swelling can be a number of problems including congestive heart fair, vascular insufficiency, chronic renal failure, etc. But chronic swelling needs to be examined and worked up further by your doc which will include lab testing. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No selective loss: You cannot preferentially lose fat from one specific area of the body (naturally). However, overall weight loss will contribute to loss over different body areas. ...Read more
What do you recommend if I have a problem with my feet. In fact, each time i wear thick socks my feet start to smell badly.?
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
I have loads of thick hard skin on both my feet, what is it? Can I do anything help prevent it? I av tried foot creams&soak them everyday.?
Both my pinkie toes on my feet are thick and some times peices will break off randomly and its been like sense I was younger. Is like a fungus or what?
Hyperkeratosis: This is thickened skin due to friction, possible fungal nail, or constant trauma from shoe. A podiatrist a foot doctor can address issue of gait, possible bone changes in those toes. Creams will be only marginally effective and the underlying issue of footwear and gait must be addressed. ...Read more
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?
Why is my skin different over various places on my body after having surgery. My face is peeling and rough, my feet have a thick dry toughness to them?
Skin: The skin on the bottom of your feet is the thickest layer of skin on the body. It is possible that after surgery you were unable to bathe as you usually do. This results in a buildup of dead skin on the feet. This could be happening elsewhere also. See your surgeon and dermatologist for concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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