Plantar Fibroma

What is a Plantar Fibroma

Plantar Fibromas are very common lumps that develop in the arch of the foot.

These lesions are generally benign and are composed of dense, fibrous tissue found in the ligaments.

Complications of a Plantar Fibroma

These nodules generally do not cause discomfort.

But sometimes they can feel like a rock or marble under the arch of the foot.


Treatment of a Plantar Fibroma

Treatment aims to offload the prominent nodule with the use of a custom orthotic with relief area for the mass

Shockwave therapy has also recently been indicated as being beneficial if there is pain associated with the nodules (although the research is based on case studies)


The Foot and Ankle Centre’s Northcote Podiatrists can help you with all lower limb complaints, including Plantar Fibromas. Make an appointment to get your foot and ankle pain under control.