A Chicago podiatrist has announced a pilot study to test a
purportedly permanent, injectable dermal filler for treating foot
pain due to fat-pad loss in the plantar metatarsal area. Mary
Olszewski, DPM, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedic &
Primary Podiatric Medicine, will evaluate the effects of ArteFill
on pain and activity levels in fat-pad-loss patients who report
foot pain and for whom foot pads, orthopedic shoes, orthotics,
and/or other injectable dermal fillers have proven ineffective.