Exclusive Plantar Fibroma Treatment Done Right
What is a Plantar Fibroma?
Plantar fibromas are rare, benign growths on the ligament that stretches from your heel to your toe, called the plantar fascia. A plantar fibroma is small and may go unnoticed at first but can cause pain after a while. It might feel like a pebble or stone, and you may even be able to see a bump on the bottom of your foot.
You may have a plantar fibroma in one or both feet. The growths grow slowly and are usually no larger than an inch. Plantar fibroma sometimes forms in clusters, as part of a rare disease called plantar fibromatosis, or Ledderhose disease.
It’s not completely clear what causes plantar fibroma, so there aren’t any accurate steps to avoid them. It’s likely there’s a hereditary component, and they may build in response to trauma on the bottom of the foot. Though anyone can develop them, they most often affect men during middle age.
How is a Plantar Fibroma Treated?
In many cases, a conservative, nonsurgical approach can relieve the discomfort that accompanies a plantar fibroma. These approaches may not cause the mass to disappear, but you may still find them sufficient.
- Neodymium YAG, or Nd:YAG Laser Treatment
- Steroid injections – can shrink the mass, though the shrinkage may only be temporary.
- Topical medication – which can relieve the pain, stop the growth of the fibroma and potentially cause it to shrink.
- Orthotics, or custom shoe inserts – these will help you to put less weight on the fibroma when you stand and walk.
Our Exclusive Approach for Treating Plantar Fibroma
We are the only center in Long Island to provide Nd:Yag laser treatment, a highly effective treatment option for plantar fibroma. It targets the fibroma and stimulates the immune system to repair the area. We offer a blended combination of treatments that will be highly effective at reducing the size of fibroma and alleviating pain.
Contact Our Office for the Best Plantar Fibroma Treatment!
If you have a plantar fibroma, contact our office in Hicksville by calling (516) 806-2200, or by filling out this online contact form. Don’t let foot pain hold you back any longer, but let us help you get back to being pain-free!