Plantar Fibromas (lumps in the arch of the foot)

A plantar fibroma is a benign tissue tumor or growth on the plantar, or bottom surface of the foot. Unlike plantar warts, which grow on the skin, these grow deep inside on a thick fibrous band called the plantar fascia. Non-surgical measures for treating plantar fibromas, such as orthotics, have failed to provide adequate relief of symptoms. Surgical correction can lead to further complications such as plantar nerve entrapment and larger and recurrent fibromas often worse than the original problem.