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Plantar Fibromas (lumps in the arch of the foot)

Plantar Fibromas are benign growths on the plantar fascia. They are painful and can cause significant disability and pain. Diagnosis is based on a physical exam and ultrasound testing. Conservative treatment for fibromas include custom orthotics with a special indentation in the orthotic. Another option is Topical Verapamil which is a calcium-channel blocker, this option is not FDA-approved and patient’s must pay for the medicine out of pocket. More invasive options include corticosteroid injection directly into the fibroma. Surgical options include micro cuts into the fibroma with a TOPAZ wand. Also, complete surgical excision of the fibroma is the most definitive option. The podiatrists at the Foot and Ankle Institute will perform a thorough exam which will include ultrasound analysis and will discuss various treatment options with you and will choose the option best suited for each individual’s need.

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