I am a 51 yr old woman who began having pain in the arch of my foot about 8 months ago. I went to a podiatrist who ordered a sonogram and diagnosed fibromas. He stated the only treatment is surgical removal of the fibroma and the surrounding fascia. He also stated that more than half the time the fibromas return. I scar which will make surgery an unlikely option for me.
Is there any other option for treatment?
Removal of the fascia sounds like there will be nothing left to hold my feet together.
What causes fibromas?
Would losing weight help? I am 5’7″ and weighed 108 lbs when I graduated high school, 124lb after the birth of my first child; now 195 lbs.
Is it possible that my arches are collapsing? I used to have very high arches. Could falling arches be contributing to this?
Is there anywhere that I can go for more information re: possible treatments, etc.