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Dr. Daniel Pero, DPM, MT (561) 293-3439
West Palm Beach, Florida
Board Certified Doctor • Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Medicine & Surgery Trained Podiatrist
Vein Specialist • Aesthetic Physician
Palm Beach Foot Doctor Specializing in:
Minimally-Invasive Foot Surgery
Amniotic Stem Cell & PRP Therapy
Varicose Vein Treatment
Medical & Cosmetic Laser
Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery
Integrative Office Podiatry
Podiatry and Foot & Ankle Surgery Office in West Palm Beach, Florida
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West Palm Beach, FL
What is a 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 on the bottom of the foot. A plantar fibroma can develop in one or both feet, is benign (non-malignant), and usually will not go away or get smaller without treatment. Definitive causes for this condition have not been clearly identified.
Signs and Symptoms
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 does occur, it is often caused by shoes pushing against the lump in the arch, although it can also arise when walking or standing barefoot.
To diagnose a plantar fibroma, the foot and ankle surgeon will examine the foot and press on the affected area. Sometimes this can produce pain that extends down to the toes. An MRI, ultrasound, or biopsy may be performed to further evaluate the lump and aid in diagnosis.
Non-surgical treatment may help relieve the pain of a plantar fibroma, although it will not make the mass disappear. The foot and ankle surgeon may select one or more non-surgical treatment options.
If the mass increases in size or pain, the patient should be further evaluated. Surgical treatment to remove the fibroma is considered if the patient continues to experience pain following non-surgical approaches.