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Is it common for the toe next to the big toe to be crooked with (a) plantar fibroma? Right foot, second toe looks like the letter "C".

Is it common for the toe next to the big toe to be crooked with (a) plantar fibroma? Right foot, second toe looks like the letter "C".

Fairly: What you are describing is not uncommon and is likely a hammertoe. Don't hesitate to be seen to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Methven
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Fibroma (Definition)

Fibroma is a term used to denote a benign growth composed of fibrous cells. They are often firm or hard in consistency and can have an appearance like a scar. Histopathologically, they are predominantly composed of a ...Read more


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What's a plantar fibroma?

What's a plantar fibroma?

See below: It is an accumulation of dense tissue usually found on the plantar fascia. ...Read more

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What the treatment options for plantar fibroma?

What the treatment options for plantar fibroma?

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 more

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What are the treatment options for plantar fibroma?

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 more

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Is potaba effective for plantar fibromas?

Is potaba effective for plantar fibromas?

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 more

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Scar tissue after plantar fibroma?

Scar tissue after plantar fibroma?

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 more

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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?

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?

Painful, remove it: Plantar fibromas can be very painful, if located in a weight bearing area. If this is the case and/or it is increasing in size with time, surgical excision is the recommended treatment. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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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?

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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MRI on foot showed complete tear of central cord of plantar fascia with lateral and medial fascia intact with 2cm fibroma in arch. How to treat this?

MRI on foot showed complete tear of central cord of plantar fascia with lateral and medial fascia intact with 2cm fibroma in arch. How to treat this?

Torn Plantar fascia: You should be immobilized for a short time to take pressure off the injury, but this is a ligament tear, and rest and possible anti-inflammatory therapy (including possible cortisone injections) would be of benefit. The ligament does not need to be repaired; in fact, a 'controlled tear' of the tendon is the preferred surgical method for treating plantar fasciitis. You will likely need orthotics. ...Read more

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Does cryosurgery work for a plantor fibroma on the arch of the foot?

Cryosurgery: If you mean minimally invasive cryosurgery such as used for neuromas recently, then no. Plantar fibromas are usually removed by traditional open surgery as they are usually quite firm and cannot be ablated by cold. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fibroma?

What is the definition or description of: fibroma?

Fibrous tumor: Fibroma is a term used to denote a benign growth composed of fibrous cells. They are often firm or hard in consistency and can have an appearance like a scar. Histopathologically, they are predominantly composed of a cell known as fibroblasts. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to get a biopsy on a nonossifying fibroma?

No: A nof has a radiographically typical appaerance and is always benign and thus does not need to be biopsied. ...Read more

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What causes fibromas on the inner cheek?

Chronic irritation: Oral fibromas usually form as a result of chronic irritation, such as: a rough tooth rubbing against gum or cheek; and chronic irritation caused by dentures or other dental appliances. It is simply a mass of connective tissue, which is similar to scar tissue, and consists of collagen. They are benign and not contagious. When they interfere with daily functioning, then should be removed. ...Read more

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What can be done about nero fibroma and sed rate?

Not sure: You mean nuero fibroma, is that located in the feet?
If so is a local problem that could be injected or surgically removed. ...Read more

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Treatment for multiple neuro fibroma. Suffering since 10 years.

None: Except for treatment of symptoms. It is something you are born with and affects your nerve causing tumors. When they cause other symptoms those other symptoms can be treated. ...Read more

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Do you know any way to cure/ease a fibroma of the tendon sheath?

Can try applying: Topical verapamil (transdermal). If this does not help excision is always a possibility. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any way to cure/ease a "fibroma of the tendon sheath"?

Often by excision: Fibroma of tendon sheath is benign presenting as a small subcutaneous nodule slowly increasing in size. It may be seen in a multinodular growth pattern, composed of bland, spindle-shaped cells (myofibroblasts) in a dense, fibrous matrix. It nearly always arises in the distal portion of an extremity While benign, recurrence appears in up to 40% of case. Excision used to relieve symptoms but may be difficult due to adherence to tendon. ...Read more

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What is a fibroma?

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.". ...Read more

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Are oral fibromas always benign?

Are oral fibromas always benign?

Yes: Fibromas are always benign. If you have a growth have your dentist evaluate it just to be sure! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does getting a fibroma removed with a laser hurt badly?

Does getting a fibroma removed with a laser hurt badly?

No: Using a diode 532 laser to treat an angiofibroma of the nose will produce a transient sting. Most patients do not require an anesthetic and the cosmetic results are excellent. ...Read more

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What is neruo fibroma tosiis?

What is neruo fibroma tosiis?

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. ...Read more