Think you have Plantar Fibroma?

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What is a Plantar Fibroma?

A plantar fibroma is a small harmless nodule that grows on the bottom of the foot which feels firm to the touch.

It can stay the same size or increase over time. You can develop more than one, and they may or may not cause pain.

How did I get this?

The cause is unknown but thought to have a genetic component.

What can I do about it?

Make sure you are wearing comfortable footwear that isn't going to add excessive pressure to the area.

What help can I get for this?

  • Podiatrists can help with adding padding to shoes or advise on orthotic devices to relieve the pain by distributing the patient's weight away from the fibroma.

  • A Foot and ankle surgeon can remove the fibroma if there is ongoing pain from conservative treatments..

When will it get better?

If surgery has had been the outcome and strict recovery schedules have been followed, returning to usual activity and footwear within two months may be possible.