What is Plantar Fibroma? A plantar fibroma is a fibrous knot (nodule) in the arch of the foot. It is embedded within the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toes on the bottom of the foot. A plantar fibroma can devleop in one or both feet, is benign (nonthreatening), and usually will not go away or get smaller without treatment. Definitive causes for this condition have not been identified.
Signs and Symptoms: The characteristic sign of a plantar fibroma is a noticeable lump in the arch that feels firm to the touch. This mass can remain the same size or get larger over time, or additional fibromas may develop.
The next step: Call and schedule an evaluation with your podiatrist for suggested treatment options.