Plantar fibroma treatment advice

In 2010 I was diagnosed with a plantar fibroma.  I had two tumors removed. 6 months later they came back but not feeling much pain this time. The pain is now in the bottom of my heel. Hurts to walk at times and hurts when my foot if off the floor. What are some things I can do to reduce the pain until I can get to a doctor?

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  1. Foot.com

    Hello and thank you for your question. Plantar fibromas often do return when excised as it is a result of improper stimulated tissue growth. They are a results of plantar fascia trauma or tear which stimulates the abnormal fibroma growth. They are often associated with plantar fasciitis which is pain under the heel where the plantar fascia inserts. I would focus on rolling the bottom of the foot on a golf ball or RAD Roller (www.radroller.com) or try and elastic arch strap. If you have had several removed and they grew back then you may want to consider a plantar fasciotomy. It’s not something I normally would advise however it’s apparent your fascia is very non-elastic which is why you keep getting plantar fibromas. I hope this helps!

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