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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 more
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 more
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 am a heroin addict have been for 5 yrs. My question is I have developed a growth of thick dry skin on the bottom of my feet is this from heroin use?
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.?
Might be callus: A podiatrist can help remove and figure out if being caused by faulty biomechanics. ...Read more
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
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 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?
My feet are just pretty much numb, and some spots have feeling but like I have on thick tights or stockings. Is this a part of radiculopathy or sciati?
I have recently begun having stiff and sore hands and feet. My feet feel fat and fragile when first thing in the morning.
Good morning doctor, my feet is so itchy and my toenail is becoming thick and skin of my toe is scaly and when is itchy I scracht it until bloods come?
Athlete's foot: This can be caused by a fungal infection, called tinea pedis (commonly known as athlete's foot). It can also be caused by excessive dryness. Sometimes it is difficult to tell which it is just by looking. A podiatrist could take some skin shavings and send them for biopsy, or start an antifungal cream to see if it improves. If not, moisturizing cream is recommended. ...Read more
Pain in my side following surgery using stomach fat for breast reconstruction December 2013. Back to work sept 2014. On my feet mostly. Gets more sore?
Fatgraft recon pain: Best to see the reconstructive surgeon for these post operative pain concerns... ...Read more
I am not sure what you mean.
It could be paresthesia or abnormal sensation. This happens very frequently in diabetic patients and your local podiatrist can help you with this.
This can also be from a pinched nerve in your back and if this is the case you will need to see your neurologist and possibly a neuro surgeon. ...Read more
Don't try to guess: Your question is a bit broad. Feet should not hurt, but there are a variety of reasons why feet can cause pain. Go to the doctor. A comprehensive examination by a podiatrist will assess the structure, circulation, nervous system, skin, biomechanics, muscles, tendons, etc. To determine what is hurting and why. ...Read more
Various reasons: Talk to your pcp or go to the podiatrist to discuss this. There are different reasons why feet can "feel" cold. They may physically be exposed to extreme temperatures. There may be issues associated with circulation resulting in compromised blood flow to the feet. There may be a problem with the nerves which are your sensors that detect temperature. Sorry, your question is a bit broad. ...Read more
Cold feet: There are various reasons for cold feet. I suggest you see a primary care physician, as this cold be signs of vascular compromise, nerve disease, and other conditions that can alter his life. A full workup can help rule in and out certain medical conditions accurately. Or it could be due to the fact you live in colorado and its winter ;-) j/k. ...Read more
See a podiatrist: If this is a chronic problem, you have to rule out a fracture or a tendonitis, or both. You may have injured it without knowing. If you haven't already done so, I would suggest having it properly examined and get x-rays. If you continue to walk with pain, you risk injuring it more, changing the way you are walking and creating a new problem because of compensation. Get it checked! ...Read more
Footwear?: Usually with arch pain I recommend wearing a running shoe with a rigid midsole (stability shoe). If this is not enough try an arch support. If no relief still, go see a podiatrist. Sounds like plantar fasciitis (most have heel pain with this condition, but some present with just arch symptoms). ...Read more