At Advanced Foot and Ankle Center we see a lot of patients who experience ball of the foot pain. There are several possible reasons for this, but one potential cause is fat pad atrophy. There is a natural cushion for our feet at both the heels and ball of the foot that is made of fat that protects these areas during ambulation. As we age, those areas can begin to shift out of place or can become thinner due to all the amount of stress and pressure over the years. As this happens, we no longer have that natural protection to cushion these bony prominences. This can then cause pain, calluses and even wounds due to loss of the fat. This can be detrimental to our diabetic patients. At Advanced Foot and Ankle Center our Podiatrists have treated hundreds of patients with this condition and can offer customized solutions to help you back on your feet. If you believe that you are experiencing this or any other foot/ankle disorder please call us at 972-542-2155 to be evaluated.