Piezogenic Pedal Papules

What are Peizogenic Pedal Papules?

Piezogenic papules are raises areas that appear on the sides of the heel. There are a result of fat (adipose tissue) bulging through the fibrous support layers similar to a hernia.

Causes of these Papules

It is though that these lumps are a result of fat herniating through the connective tissue in the foot

Diagnosis of a Peizogenic Papules

Diagnosis is generally made with specific signs and symptoms

Treatment of Peizogenic Papules

If this problem is not painful then there is no need for treatment.

If there is pain treatment options are to reduce the plantar pressure on the heel and also provide medial and lateral pressure on the heel to reduce the fat (adipose tissue) pushing through the fibro adipose septa


The Ankle, Foot and Orthotic Centre’s Northcote Podiatrists can help you with all lower limb complaints, including Piezogenic Papules. Make an appointment to get your foot and ankle pain under control.

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