Why is the Bottom of my Foot Losing Fat?

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Fat loss is common in many areas of the body as we age – including the feet. Unfortunately, a lack of natural cushioning causes chronic problems like heel pain and a burning sensation in the ball of the foot (also called metatarsalgia). This makes wearing your favorite shoes uncomfortable or even unbearable.

There are many reasons why you may be losing fat in the bottom of your foot. Now, board-certified podiatric surgeon Dr. Suzanne Levine offers an innovative solution in the form of Stiletto RX®: Pillows For Your Feet®. Call Millennium Podiatry to schedule an appointment and get started on the path to getting rid of foot pain in New York City, NY. We can restore your comfort through simple injections.

What causes fat loss in the feet?

As we age, our bodies change, and certain areas may become thinner and less dense over time. Many cases are due to genetics or weight loss. However, volume loss in the bottom of your feet is most often caused by too much pressure on the area – like from wearing high heels.

Once fat loss occurs, it’s difficult for your body to build it back up again. Cushioning is necessary to protect the feet and help prevent further pain or damage.

Who is susceptible to fat loss in the feet?

Women who wear high heels every day are more likely to experience fat loss in the bottom of their feet. This is especially true if they tend to purchase shoes that are too small or have heels with a very sharp angle. Wearing shoes like these can cause your feet to sink into the sole, leading to heel pain or metatarsalgia, which is discomfort in the ball of the foot. Athletes and people with jobs that involve a lot of standing are also at risk for volume loss.

What is Stiletto RX: Pillows For Your Feet?

Dr. Levine has pioneered an innovative treatment called Stiletto RX: Pillows For Your Feet to restore areas of volume loss. It involves administering a dermal filler called Sculptra™ directly into the bottom of the foot. This filler encourages natural collagen production and helps to restore cushioning. The process is safe, minimally invasive, and can provide immediate relief with proper aftercare.

Our Pillows For Your Feet treatment provides the following additional benefits in New York City, NY:

  • Reduced pressure and pain on the ball of the foot
  • Improved shock absorption
  • Increased stability to walk or stand for long periods
  • Enhanced comfort while wearing shoes
  • Improved overall appearance of the feet

What happens during a foot pain consultation

Dr. Levine begins by examining your feet and discussing your current symptoms. It's important to identify any underlying issues or conditions that could be contributing to your metatarsalgia. We also discuss your lifestyle needs and how often you wear shoes like high heels. Millennium Podiatry is proud to provide treatments like Pillows For Your Feet in addition to custom orthotics, which offer additional cushioning and stability as needed.

No more metatarsalgia! Ask about Pillows For Your Feet

Pain in the bottom of your feet doesn’t have to limit your activities or footwear. Call Millennium Podiatry for an appointment with board-certified podiatric surgeon Dr. Suzanne Levine and get started on the path to removing heel pain in New York City, NY. Stiletto RX: Pillows For Your Feet can offer the perfect solution for restoring cushioning and comfort. Get ready to love wearing heels again.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.