Re: Fat pad atrophy in foot.
Hi becky and lcweiden,
I'm so sorry that you both have this problem with your feet and have pain.
I wish I could tell you that a doctor could simply inject fat (removed from another place in your body) and inject it into your foot to add cushioning, but I read that it doesn't work well. The other injections like collagen are expensive, and you have to keep getting them every so often because it's just a temporary fix. I haven't personally met any doctors who do these kinds of injections.
It definitely helps to have the right kind of padding for the ball of foot and heel as well as a comfortable pair of shoes. But in my case, nothing I've tried has alleviated the pain. I think in my situation, the cortisone that was injected damaged more than just the fat pad, and that's why I have so much pain in that foot, even when I'm not walking.