Leneva is an innovative treatment option if you suffer from fat pad loss in your feet, which can cause significant discomfort and pain.
This condition often feels like walking on rocks due to the thinning of the protective fat layer under the forefoot and heel, which normally cushions and protects the bones and tissues of the feet.
At Peninsula Podiatry, we provide Leneva treatment to help you fight against pain and discomfort.
Substantial fat pad loss may cause you to experience a range of symptoms, including:
- Severe Forefoot Pain: The forefoot bears a significant portion of your body's weight, especially during activities like walking, running, and standing. When the fat pad under this area is lessened, the increased pressure on your bones and tissues can lead to constant and severe pain.
- Difficulty Walking on Hard Surfaces: Without the natural cushioning of the fat pad, walking barefoot or on hard surfaces can become extremely uncomfortable or even intolerable for you. This can significantly limit your mobility and affect your quality of life.
- Painful Recurrent Calluses: Calluses are thickened areas of skin that develop in response to repeated pressure or friction. Without proper fat padding, the skin under your foot is more prone to developing these painful calluses, which can require frequent medical attention.
- Open Blisters or Wounds: The continuous pressure and friction on your thinned fat pad areas can develop blisters and open wounds in more severe cases. These conditions not only cause pain but also increase the risk of infections.
Leneva works by injecting an allograft, a tissue graft from a donor, into the areas of fat pad loss. This allograft helps regenerate and restore the natural fat pad, relieving the symptoms. The regrowth of the fat pad can offer you several benefits:
- Improved Comfort and Pain Relief: By restoring the natural cushioning in the feet, Leneva can significantly reduce pain and discomfort, making everyday activities like walking and standing more comfortable.
- Enhanced Foot Health: Restoring the fat pad can prevent the formation of calluses and blisters, promoting overall foot health.
- Increased Mobility: You may find it easier to walk on various surfaces, including hard floors, without discomfort, thereby improving your mobility and quality of life.
Leneva treatment aims to alleviate the symptoms of fat pad loss and improve your daily functioning and overall well-being. By addressing the root cause of the pain and discomfort, Leneva offers a solution to a problem that can significantly impact your lifestyle.
A thorough approach is essential to ensure that Leneva is the most suitable treatment option for your condition. This involves two critical components:
- Individualized Assessment: A healthcare provider can provide an assessment based on the specific condition, health history, and lifestyle.
- Understanding Expectations: It's important to have realistic expectations and understand both the potential benefits and limitations of Leneva.
After these steps, we will guide you through the next stages of the treatment process. This includes scheduling the procedure, discussing necessary preparations, and outlining a plan for post-treatment care and follow-up.
When considering Leneva, it's essential to consider factors that could influence its effectiveness and suitability. These factors include:
- Severity of Fat Pad Loss: Leneva is more suitable if you have significant fat pad loss.
- Overall Health and Medical History: Pre-existing health conditions, allergies, or immune system disorders may affect suitability.
- Lifestyle Considerations: Activity levels and lifestyle may influence the decision to use Leneva and its potential effectiveness.
- Alternative Treatments: In some cases, other treatments like orthotics or other injections might be more appropriate.
We will work with you to develop a tailored treatment plan. This plan may include Leneva injections, alternative therapies, or a combination of different approaches. The goal is to ensure the chosen treatment aligns well with your overall health, lifestyle, and treatment objectives, optimizing the chances of a successful outcome.
To treat fat pad loss with Leneva, following a process that ensures both safety and effectiveness is critical. This process involves several key steps:
- Consultation: A thorough examination and consultation with us is essential. This includes assessing the degree of fat pad loss and discussing medical history.
- Preparation: The procedure may require preparation steps, such as cleaning the injection site and possibly applying a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort.
- Injection: Leneva is injected directly into the areas of fat pad loss. The procedure is typically quick, and multiple injections may be administered depending on the extent of the area being treated.
- Post-Procedure Care: After the injection, you might be recommended foot care, such as avoiding certain activities or wearing specific footwear to ensure optimal healing and integration of the allograft.
Following these steps, we will likely schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing process and assess the effectiveness of the treatment. It’s important to keep these appointments and communicate any concerns or changes you notice in your condition.
While Leneva offers a promising solution for those suffering from fat pad loss, it's essential to be aware of the potential risks associated with the procedure. These risks, though manageable, include:
- Infection: As with any injection, there's a risk of infection at the injection site.
- Immune Reaction: Although rare, there could be an immune response to the allograft.
- Discomfort or Pain at Injection Site: Some patients might experience temporary discomfort, swelling, or bruising.
- Variable Results: Not all patients may experience the same benefit level, and some might require repeat treatments.
We will guide you on optimizing the treatment outcomes and advise on any necessary follow-up appointments or additional treatments to ensure the best possible results. Remember, each patient’s journey is unique, and open communication with your healthcare team is critical.
At Peninsula Podiatry, our team delivers high-end care and medical help to treat any podiatry-related issues. If you are experiencing symptoms of fat pad loss and are interested in exploring Leneva as a treatment option, consult us.
Call us or schedule an appointment online to learn more about Leneva and see if you are a candidate for this treatment.