Plantar Fibroma

Plantar Fibroma (plantar fibromatosis) is a benign soft tissue mass generally occurring within the midarch region on the bottom of the foot. The soft tissue mass represents a thickening of the connective tissue within the plantar fascia ligament as it courses from the heel bone to the base of the toes.


  • Painful or painless soft tissue mass
  • Not associated with swelling or color changes of the surrounding skin
  • Slowly progressive in size with possible spreading to the midarch region.


  • X-rays not indicated
  • MRI only if abnormal clinical presentation


  • Observation without treatment
  • Padding to relieve pressure on fibroma
  • Custom orthotic to relieve pressure on fibroma
  • Serial cortisone injections to diminish size of fibroma
  • Surgical excision based on pain while walking


Click for Full Article >>

Select a View

The first step is to determine where the affected area is on the foot, and choose the appropriate foot view below that best shows that area.

Schedule an Appointment

Please call 805.543.7788 for San Luis Obispo, 805.434.2009 for Templeton, or email us to request an appointment.