I think I may be suffering from fat pad atrophy after having four neuromas removed back in January (two in each foot). I had a ton of treatments, injection procedures, and cryosurgery prior to that, so the scar tissue has built up quite a bit from all of these scarring treatments and surgeries. I have been seeing a deep tissue massage therapist, referred to my by my podiatrist, who is helping to break up the scar tissue and remove the calcium deposits from my feet (nerves and what's remaining of them, tissues, and bones). Scar tissue is very painful. She is also working on the plantar fasciitis. I had hyperparathyroidism for many years and had a tumor removed from one of my parathyroids 10 years ago. As you know, with hyperparathyroidism, the body flushes the calcium through urine and also deposits much of it in the hands and feet and refuses to absorb the calcium into the bones, which left me with osteoporosis. Since having the tumor removed I am no longer in the osteoporosis category, but now in the osteopenia category, so that's a great improvement. With my massage therapists' help, I am not limping as much as I used to (just before I saw her), and I can stay on my feet for longer periods of time, so I know she is helping. But I am wondering if she could be causing the fat pad to thin out. I feel like I am walking on the metatarsals in my feet and that leads to my feeling bruised in the balls of my feet and my toes feeling like they are going to pop under pressure. I had these sensations before seeing her too, but with all the pain level and types of changes, it's hard to gauge. Could she be causing damage to the fat pad? If not, why do the bottoms of my forefeet/balls of feet seem so much thinner than before the surgeries? How can I tell if I have fat pad atrophy for sure? Has the US allowed treatment of the fat pad through fat or silicone injections yet? A few years back it was a no-no in the US, but accepted in the UK. Any help and info on this, I would much appreciate.