Pillows for the Feet

Releive pain and pressure in the ball of the foot with an injection of cushioning filler.

Total Podiatry is now offering a procedure that will create a pillow-like cushion on the ball of the foot.

For men, it is often noted they develop sores/wounds due to underlying bone pressure. Sculptra® filler offloads these wounds allowing pressure to be decreased at the ball of the foot eventually overlaying the enclosure of the deformity. By injecting Sculptra®, a safe, synthetic, and biocompatible material (a material that does not harm the body) below the surface of the skin, it “puffs up” areas that have atrophied over the years due to wear and tear. Sculptra® fills those flattened areas and provides internal cushioning in the feet, creating padding between the skin and the bones of the foot.

In women, the loss of fat on the bottom of the foot is common. High heels slant the foot forward and down while bending the toes up. The more often the feet are forced into this position, the much greater weight is transferred to the ball of the foot, increasing the likelihood of damage to the underlying soft tissue which supports the foot, causing pain.

Trained by noted podiatric surgeon Dr. Suzanne M. Levine of Manhattan's Institute Beaute who pioneered this procedure, Dr. Alphonse R. Tribuiani is currently the only Southwest Florida podiatric physician trained by Dr. Levine to use Sculptra ® on the feet. Results are immediate and can last up to a year. The procedure is ideal for anyone who is on their feet all day, like athletes, salespeople, teachers, and any woman who refuses to give up her high heels.

Testimonial from Leigh B of Estero, FL for Pillows of the Feet

I am a professional woman who wears high heels every day and every day when I came home my feet hurt so much that I would just to go to bed. I tried inner soles and all of the things that I could find online, but nothing worked. I was so frustrated! So when I went to Dr. Tribuiani last year for an ingrown toenail, he told me about “Pillows for the Feet”. I said, let’s do it! OMG is all I can say! The Sculptra® injectable implants which replaced the padding on the ball of my foot gave me enormous relief after the first treatment. The procedure was so easy and painless, and I can do anything I want now without pain. Dr. Tribuiani, I can’t thank you enough for my “Pillows for the Feet.

Leigh B
Estero, FL

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Discover expert foot care at Total Podiatry. Visit one of our three convenient locations for personalized service and healthier, happier feet!


9250 Corkscrew Rd, Suite 7

Estero, FL 33928



2700 Immokalee Rd, Suite 25

Naples, FL 34110



525 W. Sagamore Avenue, Suite A

Clewiston, FL 33440