plantar fascia related pain mid Arch spot

I do not have any walking or running pain just an extremely small spot mid Arch that feels like a possible tear in the fascia. It is related to heavy weight lifting and the bearing of that stress on the arches. I will do heavy squats & deadlifts with no or little arch support putting an undue load on my feet. My flexibility is excellent. I will start to modify that with some quality arch supports.

When trying to roll out in the trigger spots I hit a very sensitive spot that causes excruciating pain. The area of the spot is the size of a thumbtack. I am doing all the traditional treatments such as rest ice Advil etcetera. I have since bought some very good arch supports.

I do not think it’s a fibroma from my reading. Do you think it’s a possible tear or other consideration?

I’d prefer no Dr. visit without exhausting traditional treatments.

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    Without examining you it is difficult for me say exactly what it may be, however my first thought was a fibroma. Fibromas are the result of trauma to the plantar fascia – which is what you are describing. In fact it is small tears in the fascia that actually lead to fibroma formation.

    Regardless of it being a small tear or a fibroma it is treated the same way. You can eliminate the stress that is being placed on the fascia at the same time as addressing inflammation. I suggest doing an ice massage or rolling on a frozen water bottle for 10 minutes every day for at least 1 week.

    At the same time I would address myofascial tightness around the area – not directly on it. Directly putting pressure on this area could actually be increasing your inflammation which ultimately increases your pain. If it does not resolve, I recommend you see a Podiatrist. I often do steroid/cortisone injections for these in my patients and see good results.

    I hope this helps.

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