All Press Releases for February 09, 2022

Aesthetic Podiatry: Can Your Feet Look and Feel Younger?

Why aging can be a concern and the answer to how you can bring your feet back to a more youthful state.



"When our feet hurt, we hurt all over." ....Socrates

    RICHMOND, VA, February 09, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- It is no mystery as to how much time and money we spend trying to turn back the clock or at least, stave off the aging process. Plastic surgery, botox, fillers and the like have become commonplace in our society as we fight to keep our youthful good looks. But let's take a moment to tackle the most neglected yet very important part of the body: our feet. The feet are the foundation of the body and foot issues can also cause imbalance, poor posture, and have a negative impact on the rest of body. In the words of Socrates, "When our feet hurt, we hurt all over."

Good foot health is clearly very important to our wellbeing, so why are we more inclined to get the next best cosmetic product or treatment for our faces and the rest of our body but not be concerned about our feet? Aging feet is no trivial matter and can oftentimes be painful. "What happens to our feet when we age," says Dr. Weiss, DPM, FACFAS, "is that the protective cushioning on the ball of foot and heel wears down and results in various degrees of discomfort and pain. It also can result in tissue and bone damage." This condition is called Plantar Fat Pad Atrophy. Although thinning of the fat pads is a normal part of the aging process, it can also be the result of wearing heels, walking barefoot excessively, cortisone injections, autoimmune disorders, chemotherapy and trauma.

So, your feet hurt, you have trouble walking for greater lengths of time, the bottom of your feet burn, you have developed hard, painful calluses, you cannot wear your favorite shoes and the very thought of wearing a fashionable high heel has you cringing. What can you do?

The answer is simple, Adipose (fat) injections. Done in the doctor's office, these injections can give you your youthful feet back in minutes! There is very little downtime and you can walk immediately after treatment.

The adipose (fat) tissue is harvested from a tissue bank, and is safe, sterile and does not elicit an immune response. Furthermore, once injected, this "foot filler" triggers an adipogenic response - meaning, it stimulates the body to create more fat cells in the area. This is a breakthrough treatment, usually treatments for this condition include steroid injections, foot inserts and even costly surgery with long recovery times.

This procedure is, without a doubt, part of the anti-aging treatment trend as it restores the youthfulness and durability in the feet. Better yet, it eliminates the need for surgery!

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.

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

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