Plantar Fibroma - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Plantar Fibroma. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Frankincense Essential Oil

Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 01/15/2021
5 out of 5 stars

A couple of weeks ago I noticed a tender spot on the bottom of my foot - in the arch. There were no signs of trauma to my foot, but I could feel a lump in the muscle in my arch. It was uncomfortable to put pressure on it.

Pretty sure it was a plantar fibroma. I noticed on Earth Clinic that one person had used frankincense. Well, that always works well for me and I had it on hand.

Before bed each night, I massaged some frankincense essential oil into the arch of my foot. I also did some gentle stretching.

Within a week the lump in my arch was gone! No more pain and tenderness!

~Mama to Many~


Posted by Jeff (Orlando, Fl) on 08/11/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Fibromatosis - Nattokinase worked great

Have had plantar fibromatosis for years on both feet. had to quit jogging a while back due to them. decided to give nattokinase a try and worked very well in about 2 weeks of use, twice daily - internally. the pills are 2000 FUs each. I also put pharmaceutical grade dmso on the nodules topically, but I really just think it's the Nattokinase doing the job.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by Tassia (Berkeley, Ca, Us) on 10/09/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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.