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Fat Pad Atrophy

By Kevin A. Kirby, DPM

When I was just starting my podiatry practice 35 years ago, I was young and fit with few aches or pains. However, now, in my seventh decade of life, I am feeling the effects of age with various mild painful mechanical issues intermittently…

When a patient presents to the office, the evaluation and diagnosis of fat pad atrophy is typically via a clinical examination. Patients often feel they are “walking on pebbles” or feel they are hitting the…

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