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July 29, 1968

Painful Feet Due to Herniation of Fat

Author Affiliations

From the departments of dermatology and pathology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

JAMA. 1968;205(5):308-309. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140310066020

An unusual cause for painful feet was found to be small papular herniations of subcutaneous tissue into the skin of the medial aspect of each heel. The herniation occurred only upon standing or upon application of pressure to the sole, and hence the papules were distinctively "piezogenic."