A fibroma is a benign fibrous tissue tumor or growth, that can occur anywhere in the body, for example in the uterus they’re called fibroids. On the plantar, or bottom surface of the foot, they are called plantar fibromas. Unlike plantar warts, which grow on the skin, these grow deep inside on a thick fibrous band called the plantar fascia. When non-surgical measures for treating plantar fibromas, such as orthotics have failed to provide adequate relief of symptoms, advanced options may be required. Cryosurgery is an off-label treatment that has good success and is minimally invasive. Surgical removal can often be difficult and may cause complications and scarring. Shockwave therapy is another alternative advanced treatment that is non-invasive and may help you avoid serious surgery that can result in significant down time.
Here at Advanced Podiatry, it is our goal to provide you with the most advanced solutions for your foot and ankle pain. Call today for a consultation so we can get you back to the activities that you enjoy.