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Plantar Fibroma

A plantar fibroma is a fibrous knot (nodule) in the arch of the foot. It is embedded within the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toes.

A plantar fibroma can develop in one or both feet and is benign (nonmalignant). It usually will not go away or get smaller without treatment. Definitive causes for this condition have not been clearly identified, but there are several options for the treatment of plantar fibroma.

The characteristic sign of a plantar fibroma is a noticeable lump in the arch that feels firm to the touch. This mass can remain the same size or get larger over time or additional fibromas may develop.

People who have a plantar fibroma may or may not have pain. When pain occurs, it is often caused by shoes pushing against the lump in the arch, although it can also arise when walking or standing barefoot. Some patients will require an MRI to assess the size and differential diagnosis.

Non Surgical options that we offer are injection therapy, orthotics and physical therapy. However, these will not remove the fibroma but help reduce the pain.

Surgical treatment to remove the fibroma is considered if the patient continues to experience pain following nonsurgical approaches. Surgical removal of a plantar fibroma may result in a flattening of the arch or development of hammertoes. Orthotic devices may be prescribed to provide support to the foot. Due to the high incidence of recurrence with this condition,

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For our patient’s convenience, we offer foot and ankle treatments for all kinds of conditions such as Plantar fibroma in Adrian, MI, Plantar fibroma in Ann Arbor, MI, and Plantar fibroma in Jackson, MI. .We have our own digital x-ray, MRI, Cat-scan, and ultrasound equipment at many of our podiatry clinics. Our on-site podiatric physical therapy clinics allow for constant communication between the physicians and physical therapists, ensuring the most effective therapy and successful recovery for our patients.

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