Leneva® injections are a non-invasive way to treat foot pain caused by corns, calluses, and ulcerations due to loss of fat padding. As we age, the fat pad to our feet shifts or thins down, causing increased pressure points and pain with every step we take.
Fat pad loss under the forefoot and heel is a common cause of pain in many patients, leaving them feeling like they are walking on rocks with each step. Patients with significant fat pad loss complain about extreme forefoot pain, the inability to tolerate walking barefoot on hard surfaces, painful recurrent calluses, and even open blisters or wounds. Leneva® injections help patients regrow the fat they once had on their feet.
Leneva® is an allograft adipose matrix derived from donated human tissue used for tissue reconstruction. It is a safe and clinically proven solution to help with foot pain without steroid injections or surgery. Leneva is also FDA-approved.
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Leneva® is a first-of-its-kind human adipose tissue for tissue reconstruction. As an all-natural extracellular matrix, Leneva® is a safe, natural, off-the-shelf solution to replace damaged or inadequate adipose tissue. Leneva® has multiple clinical applications including, but not limited to:
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Leneva injection to treat a painful callus. No downtime and performed in the office
Corns and calluses are abnormal growths on the skin, usually caused by a pressure point. Typically, the growth is firm and is an extension of the top layer of skin. A corn is smaller than a callus and is seen on or between the toes, while a callus forms on the bottom of the foot.
Corns often occur when there is a hammertoe or other toe deformity, where the toe rubs against the shoe or the next toe. The skin tries to protect itself by creating a thick layer of skin. However, when it is too thick, it is actually harming the healthy tissue underneath it. Calluses are common at the ball of the foot. They have many causes, such as a tight Achilles tendon, wearing high heels, walking barefoot, dancing, unfit shoes, anatomical variations like a long second toe, bunion, and many other reasons, including some medical conditions.
When the corns and calluses get thick, the pressure is damaging the skin underneath, causing pain.
If you ignore a corn or callus, you can experience a gradual increase in pain over time with walking or wearing shoes. A corn or callus can damage healthy skin underneath and lead to an infection, especially if you are a diabetic, have peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage), or have circulation issues. You should not ignore a corn or callus.
Unless the cause of the corn and callus is addressed, they will often grow back. Home care includes gentle exfoliation during a shower using a pumice stone regularly. Do not use a razor or pull on the excess skin or if you have diabetes, peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage), or have circulation issues. This is how infections occur. Do not use any over-the-counter medicated products without consulting a podiatrist. Using these products without supervision can make the issue worse.
The idea in treating the corn or callus is to reduce the pressure that is causing it. Choosing wider shoes, prescribed skin softeners (ex. urea, Amlactin), routine foot care, off-loading pads, and custom orthotics are usually the first line of treatment. Recent advancement in medicine has made many foot fillers, including fat allograft (Leneva®), as a nonsurgical option for pain relief. Lastly, surgery may be considered in severe cases.