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lipoatrophy of the sole
Dec 24, 2002

I would be interestd in knowing whether lipoatrophy associated with AIDS has been known to affect the soles of the feet and cause painful weightbearing due to a loss of fatty tissue.

Response from Ms. Fields-Gardner

While there are a number of presentations for lipoatrophy, I have yet to see this on the soles of the feet. If this happens, it would certainly be painful to walk around. Put this on your list for discussion with your health care team so that they can look closely and evaluate the problem. In this case, seeing it as a part of a physical examination and discussion with your doctor. If it is a problem of fatty tissue losses, there are likely to be a number of options, including tailor-made orthotics to put inside your shoe and provide some of the cushion you need. Best wishes on this!


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