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Plantar Fibromas (lumps in the arch of the foot)

Plantar fibromas are benign soft tissue masses that can occur on the bottom of the foot and sometimes also in the palm of the hand. These nodules can occur by themselves or in groups and may start out small and enlarge causing pain with pressure and walking. They are associated and found on a band of tissue that is located on the bottom of the foot called the "plantar fascia."

Plantar fibromas can be very bothersome to the patient. Unfortunately, simply removing the fibroma often times leads to a recurrence of even a larger fibroma. Removing the entire plantar fascia is an involved surgical procedure that can cause future foot problems.

Orthotics can be beneficial to the person by both taking the pressure off of the masses and reducing strain to the plantar fascia. If you are experiencing nodules on the bottom of your foot, you should consult your physician.

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