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What the treatment options for plantar fibroma?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Robert Kwok
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