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whats a plantar fibroma?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: It is an accumulation of dense tissue usually found on the plantar fascia.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 19 years experience
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. This is usually a benign finding and is only treated if it symptomatc or painful. If you have concerns please contact a foot and ankle specialist for futther informaiton. Visit www.eastpennfoot.com for more information.
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What can I take to help with nero fibroma tosis?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Neurofibromatosis: Neurofibromatosis type 1 and 2 are conditions caused by genetic reasons. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can take for these conditions. Treatment is only symptomatic, meaning if you had a tumor affecting your vision you can get a surgery and if you had seizures you can take anti-seizure medications.
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What is neruo fibroma tosiis?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Neurofibromatosis: This is a pair of genetic diseases that make a person much more vulnerable to a variety of different tumors, most famously neurofibromas, but also acoustic neuromas / schwannomas, pheochromocytomas, and a variety of others depending on the allele and locus.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What exacrtly is fibroma molle?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Skin tag: Fibroma molle (soft) as opposed to fibroma durum (hard) refers to benign skin tags often with a stalk (polypoid). They are common during pregnancy and are otherwise harmless and may disappear post partum. When bothersome, dermatologists can easily remove them. Areas where you can find them: eyelids, neck, armpits, groin, between skin folds.
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What the treatment options for plantar fibroma?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Steroid injections: A plantar fibroma is a fibrous knot or lump in the arch of the foot. It is inside the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that goes from the heel to the toes on the bottom of the foot. Treatment may be corticosteroid injections into the lump to shrink it, plus some custom orthotic shoe inserts, with some physical therapy. Then, there can be surgery if the other treatments did not help.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What is a fibroma?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
A fibrous tumor : Oma means tumor (could be cancerous or benign) and fibr relates to fibrous or firm, scar-like collagenous growths. Fibromas are usually firm and are not cancerous. Fibroadenomas are firm glandular-type benign tumors of the breast, for example. Fibroma is a pretty general term, like "mole.".

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