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Why are my feet so fat?

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

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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...?

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

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My feet are so fat, do yoi belive it is comeing from the 8kimdy stones I need some help!?

My feet are so fat, do yoi belive it is comeing from the 8kimdy stones I need some help!?

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

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What should be done to get rid of the fat in my feet?

What should be done to get rid of the fat in my feet?

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

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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.

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

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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 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?

No: This is not a side effect of heroin use, but there are many more serous medical issues that can be occurring that are much more serous, even deadly. There are ways to get clean. Please see an addiction specialist who will help. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Well below norm: A heel fat pad thickness by ultrasound of 3 mm is two standard deviations below the average normal for adults. This means that 2 mm is thinner than 95% of the average, healthy adult population. Severity is related to clinical symptoms such as pain and/or neuropathy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why are my feet so large?

Heredity: We tend to inherit body type from our parents. There are some medical conditions that cause large feet such as mar fans syndrome. ...Read more

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Why are my feet changing color?

Why are my feet changing color?

WHAT COLOR?: Amongst the many questions I would ask is; "what color are they changing to? "
Sincerely,
Dr. Latva ...Read more

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My feet feel like getting zapped?

My feet feel like getting zapped?

Zapped feet?: 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

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What could cause pain in my feet?

What could cause pain in my feet?

The question is too: General, please specify where the pain is on the foot, or feet. ...Read more

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Why are my feet disproportionately large?

Why are my feet disproportionately large?

Large feet: You didn't provide your height /weight and shoe size, so disproportionate might not be truly accurate. If true, it is simply your genetics - about which you can do nothing. ...Read more

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Why are my feet in so much pain at the top?

Why are my feet in so much pain at the top?

See a Podiatrist: Pain on top could be form neuorpathy, neuroma, sprains, pronation, supination, wearing bad shoes and many other reasons. I recommend you find a local podiatrist. Short term you could try ice, elevation or nsaid. Good luck. ...Read more

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How should I treat my feet that are hurting?

How should I treat my feet that are hurting?

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

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I'm wondering why are my feet always super cold?

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

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What are reasons why my feet are always so cold?

What are reasons why my feet are always so cold?

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

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I have pain in the top of my feet, what could it be?

I have pain in the top of my feet, what could it be?

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

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The soles of my feet are hurting me. What should I do?

The soles of my feet are hurting me. What should I do?

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