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A 45-year-old male asked:

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.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Depends if it is : Painful or not. One can leave it alone assuming the diagnosis is confirmed. Treatments may include topical verapamil, cryotherapy, steroid injections, or surgical excision. I do think it is important to confirm the diagnosis via biopsy whether treating or not.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 14 years experience
Plantar fibroma: Treatment ranges from conservative to surgical. Conservative treatment consists of orthotics that accommodate the mass, use of topical verapamil, or injection therapy. Surgical excision can be performed but fibromas can recur. There are some studies supporting radiation therapy as well for very invasive and recalcitrant cases.
Dr. Prabhat Sinha
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Surgical resection : Surgery can remove fibroma you can try getting cortisone injection to relieve pain voltaren cream can help.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 19 years experience
There are not many options when is comes to treating a plantar fibroma besides surgical excision. This condition is usually only treated when it is painful. Conservative treatments include steroid injections and topical creams such as verapamil. These treatments have been shown to reduce the size of the fibroma. Please consult a podiatric foot and ankle specialist for more information about your condition or visit www.eastpennfoot.com
Dec 18, 2012
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 14 years experience
Plantar fibroma: Treatment ranges from conservative to surgical. Conservative treatment consists of orthotics that accommodate the mass, use of topical verapamil, or injection therapy. Surgical excision can be performed but fibromas can recur. There are some studies supporting radiation therapy as well for very invasive and recalcitrant cases.

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