All Press Releases for January 10, 2022

Why Operate When You Can Regenerate? Say No to Surgery When it Comes to Foot Pain

A new, safe and natural treatment is available for foot pain due to a common condition called Plantar Fat Pad Atrophy ( loss of fat padding).

"In all honesty, you can pay 1000's of dollars to make yourself LOOK younger, but will it make you FEEL younger?"

    RICHMOND, VA, January 10, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. David T. Weiss, DPM,FACFAS, is using adipose tissue to inject areas of the foot that have become painful due to loss of natural fat padding. Loss of foot padding, or "Plantar Fat Pad Atrophy" is a common, normal part of the aging process. It can also be caused from wearing heels, walking barefoot excessively, cortisone injections, autoimmune disorders, chemotherapy and trauma. This is a terribly painful condition that is typically treated with foot inserts, steroid injections and surgery. This ground breaking treatment is less painful, less costly and has far less recovery time than traditional surgery.

Adipose tissue is the medical name for "fat." It is harvested from a tissue bank, and is safe, sterile and does not elicit an immune response. Furthermore, once injected, it triggers an adipogenic response - meaning, it stimulates the body to create more fat cells in the area. "If you think about it, it's like creating an internal orthotic that can allow you to walk barefoot again without pain, like you did when you were much younger," says Dr. Weiss, "and this procedure can be done in the office and patients are able to walk immediately and feel the difference."

There is no limit to the amount of adipose that can be used and the procedure can be done as often as necessary.

Fat injections can improve skin quality, benefits to collagen, elastin, dermal vascularity, increased dermal thickness, all resulting in restoring feet to a more youthful state. This means less pain when walking, wearing dress shoes, and especially walking barefoot. In all honesty, you can pay 1000's of dollars to make yourself LOOK younger, but will it make you FEEL younger? Painful feet can affect your happiness, ability to work, shoe selection, job performance, financial status, ability to walk, stability and overall quality of life. Not to mention, painful feet can increase fall probability and weight loss results.

We have seen incredible results with this procedure. A patient, an active 52 year old woman who underwent this procedure 4 weeks prior states, "Before the procedure I was not able to make my usual 6 mile walk without severe pain. Now I am able to complete the walk with no pain at all." Another patient, a male athlete, aged 59, had been through several reconstructive surgeries that left him with little padding and an abundance of scar tissue, was able to resume his rigorous exercise regimen with less pain after receiving his adipose injection. A 62 year old nurse who spends all day working on her feet, felt improvement and was able to wear dressier shoes again.

Call today at (804) 346-1779 for a consultation. More information can be seen on our website.

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West End Foot and Ankle is the premier regenerative medicine treatment center for foot and ankle problems. Although Dr. Weiss is an accomplished, board certified surgeon (American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery), he strives to keep his patients out of the operating room using new technology and regenerative medicine techniques. He is one of the few podiatrists who is a member of the American Academy of Stem Cell Physicians.

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