A plantar fibroma puts a whole new meaning to the term "stepping stone." Found on the bottom of your foot, this painful arch mass is usually slow growing and measures less than an inch in size. Plantar fibromatosis, on the other hand, is more invasive and grows much more rapidly. Both of these nodules are actually benign tumors made up of cells found between your heel pad and forefoot. The more aggressive condition may even involve the skin and muscle layers as well as digital nerves and arteries.
If you've found a tender bump in the middle of your arch, seek treatment. Painful fibromas can be treated both surgically and non-surgically, depending on the severity. Dr. David Laurino and Dr. Antonius Su can help. You can reach the experts here at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists by calling our Chandler office at (480) 963-9000 or our Gilbert location at (480) 981-1800. You can also conveniently make an appointment right here, online, by using our online contact form. It's time to take a stand against unnecessary pressure and pain.