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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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Haven't heard of it: Potaba is potassium para-aminobenzoate, and has been used for scleroderma, for dupuytren's contractures, and for peyronie's disease of the penis. Potaba is believed to block the formation of abnormal fibrous tissue, but it is hard to find exact results about how well it works in the 3 preceding conditions. Unable to find any research / information on it's effectiveness for a plantar fibroma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scar tissue: This is the usual nightmare for plantar fibroma excision. If this occurs i usually start aggressive physical therapy with steroid injections. I also add the cutting edge laser which breaks down scar tissue (10 sessions, once a week, 15 min a session). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My plantar fibroma has become so painful i can't walk
taking painkillers and anti-flams what can I do relieve pain can't use crutches shoulder issues?
Are there any exercises to reduce or prevent plantar fibromas? I have one on my instep, and I just got a cortisone shot in it.
Not really: Plantar fibromatosis is hereditary. You can try good supportive shoes and custom foot orthotics to lessen plantar facial strain. Unfortunately, cortisone injections and ultrasound therapy only manage the masses. In severe cases, they can be surgically removed, but it isn't a pleasant surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having surgery for plantar fibroma, how long is the recovery? I was told I would be in a cam boot for 6-8 weeks, is that correct?
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Can u get plantar fascitis if u have a plantar fibroma as have heel pain on weightbearing had steriod jab 7 mnth ago for it what can I do to ease pain?
Yes you can: Stretch or find a physical therapist that can help you with a stretching routine. The most common stretch is called the "runner's" stretch or "wall stretch". If pain is chronic, you may have other pathology rather than just tight/short ligaments and tendons. See a podiatrist (foot and ankle specialist) if pain is chronic. ...Read more
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