Symptoms of heel fat pad atrophy

What are the clinical features of heel fat pad atrophy?

  • • Pain with prolonged standing or walking.
  • • Pain with initial weight-bearing (i.e., in the morning).
  • • Tenderness to palpation in the central, plantar region of the heel.
  • • Pain to palpation is improved with augmenting the fat pad (simultaneously squeezing the medial and lateral sides of the heel to force the subcutaneous tissue in a plantar direction).
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