Plantar Fibromas

Plantar Fibromatosis or a Plantar Fibroma is a relatively uncommon benign or non-malignant tumour or thickening of the plantar fascia in the foot. The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue in the arch of the foot that inserts into the heel bone and the ball of the foot and helps to support the arch

Fibromas initially start forming as small bumps or nodules usually along the medial band of the plantar fascia in the middle of the arch of the foot. Generally no treatment is needed unless they become painful. If surgery is needed an incision is made over the nodule with subsequent removal of the fibroma. Patients are non-weight bearing for a few weeks.