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plantar fibromotosis

Posted by david r on 2/23/03 at 13:19 (110489)

Hello i wonder if anyone can help me,
i have had two operations on the insole of my left foot to remove painfull pea sized lumps,but they have grown back and my surgeon now tells me that my condition is aggravated by surgery.Is there anything that can be done as i now have a lump in the same place on the other foot.I also have type 1 diabetes .look forward to hearing from you Dave R.

Re: plantar fibromotosis

Dr. Z on 2/23/03 at 13:44 (110490)

Did they say you have plantar fibroma's ? This is a lump that is attached to the planatar fascia. Give us more information and I will try to help map out a treatment plan to help you

Re: plantar fibromotosis

david r on 2/24/03 at 13:07 (110600)

YES,that is exactly what i have,the first operation removed a pea sized lump,and four weeks later a lump grew back three times bigger than the original one,so i was operated on again,and as i said in the e-mail yesterday it has grown back in three places on the fascia of my left foot,and now a new lump has appeared on my right foot.I have been told by my surgeon and by a foot consultant that it is untreatable and all i can be given is a cushioned insole for my shoe.PLEASE is there anything that can be done to help me,im 29 years old this year and i feel like 79.regards david.

Re: plantar fibromotosis

Ed Davis, DPM on 2/24/03 at 14:12 (110606)


My preferred treatment is injection of the lesions with a solution containing triamcinolone acetonide and hyaluronidase. It takes a series of from one two three injections per lesion. Do a search on this site as I have posted on this several times. I generally advise against surgery since they tend to recur.

Re: To David R

Pete on 2/25/03 at 05:19 (110665)

What are the symptoms of your problem and how was a diagnosis confirmed ?

Is the pain in your arch or your heel.

I have arch pain which has yet to be successfully treated / diagnosed.

All the best

Re: plantar fibromotosis

Jo L on 1/23/06 at 16:15 (191967)

I have 1 on the undersole between heel and on the arch. Painful, operated on with reoccurrence of it. Maybe I got it because I tried out those shoes with massage tips. Has anyone tried injections on their feet? I am having made a foot protecter to take the pressure off.

Re: plantar fibromotosis and appropriate injections under sole

Jo L on 1/24/06 at 13:14 (192019)

I have been operated on last August with the fibromatosis returning more vigorously. I spoke to the specialist and he had heard of injections in hand but not in the sole of the foot. Who carries out this procedure in the North. What is the success rate of injections.

I wore sandals with stimulating pimples good for your feet 'they' said but I wonder if this caused the problem. It is not a wart, but a fibrous tissue which evades the surrounding area. Curls fingers if in the hand.

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Jason F on 9/14/06 at 22:15 (210329)

I to suffer from the above, I have had surgery which made the problem 100 times worse. I now have three in one foot and two in the other, my feet are aching constantly and my job requires me to be on my feet all day. Would like to know more about the injections you have mentioned or if there has been any advance on any new treatment.I have been told that a doctor in England does laser surgery do you know any thing about this.

Re: plantar fibromotosis

Dr. Z on 9/14/06 at 23:04 (210336)

Ask Dr. Goldstein from this site. You can read about his procedure on the cryotherapy section

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Gail R on 9/27/07 at 09:19 (236747)

I had a mass removed from bottom of big right tow in April 07. Came right back and removed in June 07 along with bunion fixed. Left foot is the same. Started in june and can see mass and bunion has been present for long time. First pathology shows fibroconnective stroma with calcifacation and giant cell reaction.

Mri did not show mass according to first doctor who did the first surgury without mri. Now she just wants to fix bunion.

Went for second opinion. He said he can see mass in mri and also two nuromas in right foot and one in left foot. Also thinks I have plantar fibromotosis. He did steriod injections two days ago and making custom inserts for my shoes. What are the chances this will work? Do most neuromas need surgury? and how often is surgury needed to correct the fibromatosis? My feet feel like somebody beat the bottom of my feet.