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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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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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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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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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