Last Modified on May 25, 2015
Treatment of plantar fibromas varies from mild stretching and physical therapy to supplemental treatment. Stretching prevents buildup of fibers in the foot and lengthens the ones already present to eliminate fibromas. Natural treatments, such as apple cider vinegar, dissolve fibromas to treat the condition as well.
What is a Plantar Fibroma?
A plantar fibroma is a nodule or fibrous growth that typically appears in the arch of the foot. The knot is often embedded in the plantar fascia, or the band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toes along the bottom of the foot. Plantar fibromas are typically benign but may cause pain or discomfort. The exact cause of the condition is unknown.
Natural Treatment of Tumors on the Foot
Eliminating tumors requires natural dissolution of the growths via supplements and other therapies. Stretching is an effective treatment as is physical therapy. Additionally, supplements, including apple cider vinegar, target the fibers of a plantar fibroma and naturally eliminate the growth.
As a fibroma is the result of the buildup of tissue, stretching can effectively lengthen tissues to limit the effects of the condition. Stretching also increases the circulation in the foot to facilitate effective cell growth and regulation.
Physical therapy is a targeted treatment option that works on breaking down buildup of fibers and eliminating nodules. This therapy pairs effective stretching with strength exercises to treat the condition and eliminate buildup.
Supplements and other natural products work to effectively dissolve nodules. Apple cider vinegar applied to the growth naturally breaks down growths and reverses progression of the disorder. Cayenne and other anti-inflammatory substances can also offer relief and treatment.
Plantar fibromatosis is a condition that is characterized by benign tumors on the foot, which can cause pain and discomfort. Effective natural treatments work to eliminate the buildup of fibers and relieve pain associated with the condition.
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I've been using ACV for a week now just on the lump area; nothing happened for first three days, then skin around and in top of fibroma peeled off. When top of fibroma skin came off, left perfectly round hole. Next application of ACV made fibroma black underneath the skin.. Looks revolting, but something's definitely happening! Sting/burn too painful to reapply ACV so have applied solugel to give it a rest bc area was very inflamed & painful to walk on. Am waiting to see now. MRI shows nodule very deep, so I dont know if its just burned the top or is affecting the whole fibroma.
EC: Originally, this message was longer and pointed out a suspicious post on the same page that seemed to be promoting a commercial product. We had blanked out the product's name, but it turns out the entire post was copied from elsewhere on the web and has now been deleted. Evidently, just an attempt to sell products. Good eye, Wadams, you have our sincere thanks!
The person who wrote about a remedy for the above mentioned the letters ACV. What do those letters mean?
EC: ACV=Apple Cider Vinegar
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Plainfield, New Jersey
[YEA] I got this thing called a Plantar Fibroma on the sole of my foot, suddenly, about 7 weeks ago. After I got the diagnosis a couple of weeks ago, I was trying out some ACV on my skin and it occurred to me that it would feel good on my feet -- and it did, it felt REALLY soothing and cooling, which seemed very good. By the next morning, the fibroma was almost gone. Here is what I did: I put a folded paper towel in a plastic bag (like a produce bag) and poured some ACV (that expensive, organic brand) onto that, then put my foot on the paper towel and tied the plastic bag onto my foot (I actually did both feet because it felt so good) and left them like that overnight. I kept doing this for about a week, and there is no sign now of a fibroma. Kind of amazing, as people have surgeries for this -- and then the fibromas come back anyway. I wonder if this would also help plantar fasciitis, as it seemed to soften and relax the entire fascia.
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Salt Lake City, Ut
[NAY] I'm looking for assistance with Plantar Fibromas which I've have for years. I have on both feet. The orthopedic surgeon suggests surgery- that would keep me off feet for 2 months. I've tried- oral enzyme therapy, ultrasound, cream with DMSO, acupuncture, apple cider vinegar (ingested and put it on soaked overnight. and & verapamil cream. The prescription verapamil cream was most helpful, ultrasound gadget I got from online was kind of helpful, ACV maybe little helpful. Really afraid of surgery since there is such regrowth. I am female, 47, and work actively on my feet at a hotel. I've lately noticed a ganglion type cyst in my hand and previously had frozen should. Wonder if all these are related, what this stuff is and how to get it out of my system. Thanks for your help. I know many of us have this problem- few have lasting answer.
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