Plantar Fibroma and Plantar Fibromatosis Remedies

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Plantar Fibroma Remedies on Earth Clinic.

A plantar fibroma or fibromatosis is a disease of the fibrous tissue growing between your skin and the underlying fascia.

Natural treatment of plantar fibromas varies from stretching and physical therapy to supplemental therapy. Stretching prevents the buildup of fibers in the foot and lengthens the ones already present to eliminate fibromas.

Home remedies and supplements such as apple cider vinegar and nattokinase can help dissolve fibromas to treat the condition.

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 tissue band 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.

Plantar Fibroma vs Fibromatosis

Whereas a plantar fibroma is a benign nodule that grows on the bottom of the foot, rapidly growing (aggressive) fibromas are considered plantar fibromatosis.

Natural Treatment of Tumors on the Foot

Eliminating tumors requires the 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 condition's effects. Stretching also increases the circulation in the foot to facilitate sufficient cell growth and regulation.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a targeted treatment option that works on breaking down buildup of fibers and eliminating nodules. This therapy pairs active stretching with strength exercises to treat the condition and reduce buildup.


Supplements and other natural products work to effectively dissolve nodules. Apple cider vinegar applied to the growth naturally breaks down growths and reverses the progression of the disorder. Cayenne and other anti-inflammatory substances can also offer relief and treatment.

Effective natural treatments work to eliminate the buildup of fibers and relieve pain associated with the condition. Continue reading below to learn which remedies have helped Earth Clinic readers the most with PF and let us know what worked for you.

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Posted by Marjorie (South Carolina) on 08/07/2017
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Plantar Fibroma:

ACV has helped me too! I now apply it every other night for about 3-4 hours.

Replied by Jessica

Hi Marjorie,

I was wondering how the ACV treatment was doing for you? I just found this thread and started ACV last night, but I was wondering how long does it take for the pain to go away and curious to know if the fibroma nodule really shrinks in size from using ACV.

Thanks and good luck with your treatment!

Replied by Rosa Maria
(San Antonio)

Hi Marjorie, I was wondering how the treatment for the Plantar Fibroma is going. I am a bit scare to put ACV in the sole of my foot mainly because it feels that my fibroma is way inside my skin and do not see how can ACV can reach the fibroma underneath.

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Rosa,

You may be surprised at how well the apple cider vinegar absorbs into the skin. We have used it successfully topically many times.

You may wish to dilute the apple cider vinegar with water at first - using half water and half acv.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by KT

Hi Rosa Maria,

I just submitted an updated post about my experience. I did not have a "wart" after all. Scroll down after the photos.

I would try securing a garlic half/slice to that area under a band aid overnight. Then after a shower in the morning, dry it and apply another thick as you are able to walk on it.

Sealed under a band aid will allow the garlic to penetrate well.


Replied by Arlene
(New York)

Hi just wondering how long it takes for the plantar fibroma to go away with the Apple Cider Vinegar ..ive used it for about 4 days only so far overnight . Thanks

Replied by Katy

I would like to know if anyone has experience with a cyst under foot (plantar area) just underneath a naevus skin. Naevus is normal, but cyst underneath still there, and not sure I can cure it with ACV, because of naevus. Does ACV application damage Naevus skin? or any other remedy? thanks

EC: For those unfamiliar with the word "Naevus", it's the Latin term for Birthmark. See

Replied by KT

Hello Katy,

Are you sure it is a "cyst"? I wonder if slicing a garlic clove and using a waterproof bandage to seal it with on the area every day would help remove it.


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Posted by Marjorie (South Carolina) on 07/23/2017
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ACV for Plantar Fibroma

ACV works very well. My doctor who has been treating my foot told me to keep using ACV because it shrinks the fibers on either end of the fibroma and the pain is almost gone. The steroid shot did nothing but cause me more pain. I'm using a plain ACV, not organic.

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Posted by Busy D (Pittsburgh, Pa) on 04/14/2017
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Ledderhose treated with ACV

Using ACV presently. Apply with a cotton ball in the morning and evening. Have to admit, using the ACV at this point hurts, but it sure is doing something. Had two. Using ACV, the first one disappeared within days. The second one, in the photo, was larger and from what I could tell, the size of a marble. It seems flat. Just not sure when to stop this treatment.....

This is what's going on in the photos.

EC: So sorry, your image did not upload.

Replied by David

Are you sure it was ledderhose disease and not something else? Did you get diagnosed by a doctor or imaging done?

Replied by Marjorie
(South Carolina)

I'm continuing with treatment until I see my doctor mid August. I'll post again with info. My Dr. approves using ACV.

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Posted by Susan (Cinti. Oh) on 09/22/2016
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Apple Cider Vinegar treatment for Plantar Fibroma

I have been using Apple Cider Vinegar for a week now - everyday. I soak a cotton ball and tape it on to the Fibroma. I leave it in place over night and then replace it in the morning.

At first it just peels. Then it gets darker. Then it turns black.

It's at the point that continuing gets pretty painful but, it is flatter!

I will now stop doing it for a few days so I'll be able to wear normal shoes for an upcoming event. Once that's over I will start up again.

Given that there just aren't that many options it's worth a try. Hope this helps somebody else dealing with Plantar Fibroma.

Replied by KT

You can also slice a garlic clove and secure it on the area with a band aid all day/night.

Replied by Nat

Hi, what later happened to it? I'm looking to start the treatment

Replied by KT

After using the garlic clove slice, the top part will become like a scab and can be picked off. I'm sorry I don't remember how long it took. After showering reapply the garlic slice and secure it with a band aid. The extra large band aids with adhesive on all four sides would seem to work the best. I didn't have those, I used regular band aids by making a cross to secure the garlic clove slice on the wart. Keep reapplying the garlic slice until it is not there anymore or you don't feel it. Wearing cotton socks is beneficial after the wart is gone because it is important to keep the area dry.

It should be noted a wart on my foot had been burned off about sixty years ago. I just assume wearing flip flops for a couple years during the summer in our garden allowed enough moisture to that area and I could feel the wart coming back. In fact, two seemed to appear side by side but there was no pain and they didn't appear to be warts but because of the area I'm sure that's what they were. The garlic slices worked.

Good luck and please keep us informed!


Replied by Rhonda
(Oakland, Ca)

Has the fibroma disappeared permanently?

Replied by Rhonda

Hi Susan,

Were you successful at making the tumor go away permanently?


Replied by KT

Dear Rhonda,

Well, I stand corrected. After looking up Plantar Fibroma...fibromatosis is what I must have had. This happened in the 50's and I believed what my mother told me. It was not a wart as it was a flat fibrous nodule that was embedded in my heel. It was so painful I remember I could not put my heel down to walk. That is why my mother took me to have it burned out and I remember having a hole there.

Anyway, what is happening now, when that area stays damp if I run around in flip flops, sometimes I will feel "something" in that area that indicates it may be coming back. I cut a garlic clove in half and secure it under a bandage for a few days. The areas I mentioned above are gone at this writing. There is no trace of anything in that area.

Our house is very damp so I keep shoes and cotton socks on most of the time.


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Posted by Luis (Beaverton, Or) on 12/14/2014
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I have fibromas on both feet. I am treating the most painful one as an experiment.

Application Method:

1- Went to the store to buy a breathable band-aid that encloses the area.

2 - took a piece of cotton ball and got it wet with ACV. Placed the cotton ball over the fibroma and enclosed the cotton ball with the band-aid

Applied the treatment after showering and before going to bed. Removed band-aid in the morning.

Results after 1st night:

1- Significant less pain when touching the Fibroma

2- very small area of skin on top of the fibroma was soft and able to peal off the dead skin.

- After the first night, it feels like it is healing. Will continue treatment for two more nights and report back when have a chance.

Replied by Natalie
(Salt Lake City, Ut)

Luis! I'm curious to know how it's going for you with the ACV. Any updates?


Replied by Leslie
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Planters Wart and Plantar Fasciitis are NOT the same as Plantar Fibromatosis (aka Ledderhose disease). The latter is not an inflammation or a fungus; it is the growth of a fibrous tumor (benign), is often familial (genetic - I.e. in the DNA [Tasha, take note re your sister]), and does not respond to topical creams or ACV. Luis, peeling away dead skin with ACV affects only the outer layer of skin and will not dissolve the internal tumor fibers. I've heard that some people have had success with radiotherapy under certain conditions. Unfortunately, when I got my first fibroma in the arch of my right foot in 1988, by doctor didn't tell me about the condition nor the risk of surgery. Sure enough, within a few months of surgery I had several more larger tumors on that foot; I've had two more surgeries on that foot, including a fasciectomy - but more tumors grew & are still there on the sides. Even as recently as 2005, having held off on surgery on my other foot as long as I could (the entire sole of that foot was one enormous tumor), I finally gave in and saw the doctor who offered no other alternative than surgery (including fasciectomy). A year after that, I have more tumors on the side of that foot. The doctor told me (after the fact) that a skin graft as final step in the surgery minimizes regrowth.

I also have Dupuytrens on both hands; only the contracture between base of my index finger and thumb on my right hand necessitated surgery - three years, and no proliferation of tumors in that spot!

My father & brother had Ledderhose (only one foot) and an aunt had Dupuytrens. If any of the men in my family had Peyronies, they weren't admitting it :-) ... Now my daughter has sprouted a fibroma on the arch of her left foot ...

Replied by Mira

I would like to know how ACV shrinks a tumor that is underneath the skin, without breaking the skin? I'm referring to lederhose disease, which I have. Which is a plantar fibroma. All you guys who managed to get rid of yours with ACV, did you also have the lederhose disease or dupuytrens diagnosis and still managed to rid of the lump? If yes, I am going to try. Looking forward to your answers

Replied by Beth
(Rhode Island)

My lump has gotten so bad now that I have pain in my other foot, ankles, knees, hips and back. Do any of you use walking aids? I don't think a cane or crutches would be helpful as my other foot hurts, too. I had a steroid injection 2 years ago and it had doubled in size since then. My only option is surgery and I don't want it! Do any pain medications help? I use Motrin and Acetaminophen but it has stopped working. At this point I get shooting pains and cramping all day and night. There is no way I will ever believe ACV works on a real Fibroma. I think people are clueless about this condition!

Replied by Francisco T.
(Oakland Ca.)

I suffer from plantar fibroma on my two feet and also had on my two hands.

The one on my hands I can handle the pain by stretching them, but on my feet it is getting worse pain wise (still same size) but pain is getting toward my heel which it started to bother me, with the constan weight I put on them. None of my family got this problem.

The pain on my feet get lesser if I stretch them rolling a glass bottle in the morning before work and at night before bed some times during the day if pain is insoportable. I'm going to try Apple cidar vinegar to see what happens.

Replied by Carol
(West Palm Beach, Fl)

I need HELP! I have roughly 30 something tumors covering my main tendon on BOTH feet! They are all different sizes and getting bigger with some growing from the tendon into middle of feet. 3 podiatry surgeons and all three say they've never seen a case this bad! They have my tendon pulled tight like a piano string ready to snap (so the docs say). Also they ALL say with surgery, they come back times 100!!! They cause me SEVERE feet cramps that curl my foot up like a fist and when I pull my toes back, they jump up my calves and top of my feet! I've tried Transdermal Cream many times with no change. I don't feel I can walk (limp) much longer. They wake me from a dead sleep screaming with a pillow on my face to not wake anyone. I am DESPERATE!! Even begged to be a guinea pig if they have any type of new laser surgery. Pain meds don't help! I don't think vinegar would penetrate that deep in my foot for these things. If anyone has found any type of relief, PLEASE RESPOND. Thank you. Carol

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europeb)

Carol, first read the Plantar Fibromas pages here on Earth Clinic.

You might want to start with Epsom Salt soaks. And/or Green Clay poultices or soaks.

Replied by Charity
(Faithville, Us)

I don't have this, thank God.....but I hope this helps.....

I have plenty of battles I am contending to win, hope you get some hope here.

Replied by Idot13

Carol, Mix both bee wax and Vaseline together with a little turmeric in it and apply to any of these types of complaints and seal with plastic or plaster to seal it away from the air. When changing plaster, etc rub with a hard towel after washing to get the pieces that it is been killed off, off the foot.

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Posted by Wadams (Australia) on 04/06/2013
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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.

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Posted by Liz (Tenerife, Canary Islands) on 02/20/2013
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My 82 year old father used the apple cider vinegar method as described from Tassia (Berkley) for this and it has worked. He had it on both feet and on one it has almost gone to nothing, the other is slowly going down but was bigger to start with. He did over do it, and ended up with a burn from the acid, but once that healed has only done it at night and has been ok. He used organic and ordinary cider vinegar, and they both have worked. He now can walk without pain.

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Posted by Carol (Plainfield, New Jersey) on 03/16/2012
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I read about using ACV on a plantar fibroma with great expectations. All I got was a red, sore burn mark near the fibroma. I soaked a cotton ball with ACV taped it over the spot with plastic and sock covering it. Leary to try it again - just made my foot peel since the area was wet. Any suggestions? Thank you!!

Replied by Jean
(Louisville, Ky)
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Before I read these posts about ACV, I have been using Frankincense Oil. My tumors are shrinking without any skin peeling or burning or discoloration. Hope this helps.

Replied by Idot13

Also forgot to mention there is no pain with this method but it needs to be sealed from the air

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Posted by Sue (Northfield, Il) on 07/02/2011

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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Posted by Tassia (Berkeley, Ca, Us) on 10/09/2009
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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.

Replied by Margaret
(Albany, Ny)

I am so excited to read about this treatment because I have been suffering with several fibromas on each foot. I am actually currently using ACV to spot-treat plantar warts on my feet. The ACV is causing the hardened skin around the wart, and the wart, to peel away, a very good thing. But I'm nervous about now applying ACV to the entire foot, including non-hardened skin... did you experience burning or extensive peeling at all? I was surprised that you said it felt good. Thanks for posting!

Replied by Tassia
(Berkeley, Ca Usa)

When I did the ACV treatment on my feet, I treated the entire sole of my foot (see my original post above) all night long for several days, and I had NO peeling or burning at all. Don't know why it would be different for others. I used brown organic apple cider vinegar, the kind with a "mother" in it, and the brand that is from an old-time health-food advocate. My sister has been putting it on a couple of warts on her fingers, taping a piece of ACV-soaked cotton on 24/7, and this method does appear to "burn" the wart off.

Replied by Linda
(Baltimore, Md)

Dear Tasha,

I went to a Podiatrist and was told that I have a large fibroma on one foot. I am very confused because I have several growths on both feet that are extremely painful. As mentioned in other people's comments they have used the ACV treatment in different ways. All of my growths are on the fascia and the big growth is in the arch of my foot. I am concerned about possibly making my situation worse. Could you suggest the best method for me?

It is also very strange that my sister also has growths on her feet as well. We both got them around the same time. This makes me really think about a possible fungi that was mentioned in a response from Dave to Andrea.

Looking forward to your response.

Replied by Stuar

Just try it, not going to hurt.

Replied by Geraldine
(London, Ontario, Canada)

Was told by a surgeon, once I asked what could be done and his answer was I cannot feel anything below my ankles...He told me it was plantar fibromytosis.

Replied by Ecady

The reason you and your sister both got it is because it is genetic.

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Posted by Mel (Shuswap, B.C., Canada) on 02/25/2019
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I have plantar fibromas also and have found that taking minerals such as Boron/Borax (use Mule Team for a natural source of Boron) and organic sulfur (MSM). Both are major detox minerals so read up on medicinal doses to determine what quantities are right for you.

Start slow and increase as you acclimatize. I take both at times and each has worked well in its own right but together they work wonders. I have managed to almost eliminate the pain and stop the lumps from growing larger. I am presently monitoring my progress and have noticed a slight reduction in their size.

I will have to keep you posted on further progress. I have gone from having much difficulty walking and excruciating pain when laying down to now functioning normally even with massive lumps in my insteps. Friends wonder how I walk and yet I do.

There is a great article you can google called ‘Borax The Cure For Arthritis! – The Borax Conspiracy – on YouTube'. This explains a lot and gave me hope to have my own body correct its imbalance and clear away the growths. It appears to be happening. Yippee!!

In my mind the body is misplacing its healing objective and needs to feed the parathyroid (the operations manager for the needs of the body) boron so it can correct its error. I adhere to the natural healing methodology where healing takes half the time it took to develop the issue.

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Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 01/15/2021
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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~

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Posted by Denise (Potomac) on 09/02/2016
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I have plantar fibromytosis.

I have just started a treatment of physical therapy, cupping, and dry needling. After one session pain significantly reduced. I think I am on to something. Stay tuned, I will give updates.

Replied by Leslie

Denise (Potomac) Please do keep us updated on your Ledderhose/plantar fibromatosis! Runs in the family, and now my daughter has it. Never heard of cupping and dry needling for it (I've had multiple surgeries - including fasciectomies - on both my feet). Some idiot at Kaiser thought there was fluid and tried to aspirate; now my daughter is in pain and her fibromas are more than double the size they were two days ago. We live 3000 miles apart, so I can't take her to my doctor.

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Posted by Andrea (Fl, United States) on 06/12/2014
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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.

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)

Hello Andrea,

Re the multiple problems;

Here are a couple of things you might try...first see a google site pdf "the wonder drug cabbage" and also read about "cabbage" under remedies here in Earth Clinic.

You might follow the directions of how to prepare a leaf or leaves of cabbage to wrap one foot leaving the other without the benefit of the cabbage poultice. This would be an overnight experiment. Of course, you wrap the cabbage compress in a plastic so as to protect the bedding.

That pdf site (a book) is amazing...full of examples of how the writer over decades used cabbage as a healer.

Well, which takes us to what might be causing the COMPLEX of issues you are facing and you ask ... could they be related?

You just might be right. Maybe the basis of the Fibroma is perhaps a fungi. In which case you'd have to follow an anti fungi remedy. Bill Thompson (Bill from the Philippines on EC Posts) has a book on Candida and Fungi...Killing So Sweetly which would help you.

And if the Cabbage Cure helps for one foot and then helps with the other, you know that some juicing using mainly cabbage would be a benefit.

But if me, I'd surely try the Cabbage Cure for a night or two.

Replied by Holly

I have had success using arnica. I use arnica cream rubbed deeply into the area and oral homeopathic arnica tabs dissolved under the tongue. Also freezing water in a small round cup and rolling the area intensively over it helps, then heat, rub arnica in intensely and keep up the oral administration of anica. Best of luck! ACV has also helped to alleviate symptoms of it as well and of my sciatica

Replied by Leslie

Plantar Fibromatosis, Dupuytrens Contracture, and Peyronies are related manifestations of fibrous tumors that grow on the tendons & fascia of feet, hands, and penis (in that order). Typically genetic, most often appearing in middle age (40's), these tumors have nothing to do with fungi.

These conditions are in no way related to Plantar Fasciitis or "plantar warts".


I was glad to see Leslie's post clarifying the issue since many seem to have confused various conditions. I had plantar fibroma on one foot in 2007 and found an article in a podiatry journal about the (then) new use of cryosurgery for this. I found in PA one of a few US podiatrists who use cryosurgery, and it went well, no recurrence. Later I had PF on other foot and again had cryosurgery, again a good outcome (just a few days of recovery). Wikipedia mentions cryosurgery for plantar fibroma, but hardly anyone seems aware of it (including many podiatrists, at least 5-10 years ago).

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L: From my understanding "genetic predisposition" is a cancer theory with other theories like "environmental stressors". So it would be safe to say "maybe genetic".

Replied by Sharon

My podiatrist asked if I had anyone in my family with trigger finger, as the above post said this runs in families. It is showing up in my little finger and palms of my hands now. It is also in the tendon down the outside of my legs, I wondered for years what those painful bumps were and no doctor could tell me. My doctor has a compounding pharmacy mix verapamil-anyhydrous gel. I used it 2 - 3 times a day for 3 minutes for probably 3 months. It reduced them enough I was pain free from 2011. My feet were bothering me again. I hated to check again and there is one about the size of a grape and and of course a line of smaller ones. They say you have these if you have Viking blood, gives me a chuckle and my imagination can roam while I rub my feet again. I will rub this in my hands also. All of this in 2011 nearly led to a completely torn achilles tendon as I attempted to do the stretch exercises for planter fascistic, the more I hurt the more I tried to do my stretches. I am thankful for a good doctor who frowns on surgery because of the damage and they come back often with a vengence. I have Arnica cream and pills so I will give them a try until I get more verapamil gel. My doctor is Mark Lambert, Pensacola Foot and Ankle, he is the best!

Replied by Victoria

Thank you so much for posting this. This is the first thing I have read that makes sense. The other surgeries are too scary. I would be off my feet so long I would lose my job and not be able to even walk upstairs to my bedroom. Then they would likely grow back.

Replied by Sandra
(Issaquah, Wa)

I read that someone got a b12 shot in the soft tissue area for frozen shoulder. I wonder if that is the missing link.

Replied by Leslie

Fibromas on fascia of feet (Ledderhose aka plantar fibromatosis), hands (Dupuytrens), and penis (Peyronies) are all somewhat related, and are familial. Resist surgical procedures for Ledderhose (on your feet) as long as possible (apply "donuts" around the tumors to alleviate pressure on the tumor), but as the tumor grows and must bear your entire weight, there are currently NO EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS. Ledderhose surgery will spawn more tumors (this is not the case with surgery on Dupuytrens; not sure about Peyronies), so a complete fasciectomy is necessary (the fascia is the "petri dish" on which these tumors grow). Then the tumors will appear on the side of your foot, necessitating care in selecting shoes, but at least they are not weight-bearing or painful. Sad but true ... I have these conditions on all four limbs (I'm female, so can skip the Peyronies! ), and several of my known relatives had these fibromas, and now my daughter has Ledderhose - AND she can't find doctors who know how to treat it!! One actually thought there was fluid and tried to aspirate, and now my daughter has painful masses twice the size as before. Lawsuit ...

Replied by Meleika

I just use arnica gel, but am going to try ACV to see if that helps. I soak my feet in epsom salt and this helps with the pain. I also eat turmeric which helps with the inflammation and circulation. I have heard of cabbage wraps?

Replied by Jimmy

I tried steroid injections, laser therapy, acoustic therapy, physical therapy, padding and RF coblation. All seemed to work for a short time, but the fibroma on my left foot returned aggressively. I finally had the fibroma removed with a subtotal fasiacotomy followed by radiotherapy. It has been a year now and no recurrence! I do have a little stiffness in the foot, but does not limit my activity. This approach with surgery and radiotherapy is intensive and you should really consider whether you have the stamina to endure and whether the risk are worth the outcome. It was difficult, but the outcome so far has been fantastic. I am currently treating a fibroma on the right foot and will probably have to go down the same road, again.

Replied by Andrea

Jimmy, hello my name is Andrea and I live in Italy. I also suffer from the disease of ledderhose all because feet. What kind of therapy you done?? which and the best in your opinion?? I'm thinking of the surgical solution ... Please give me tips. Thank you

Replied by Steve

Some docs report good success with enzyme injections which may or may not include Xiaflex for plantar fibromas. Not sure we can say nothing is effective.


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Posted by Jeff (Orlando, Fl) on 08/11/2020
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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.

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I recently developed a plantar fibroma and would like to try Nattokinase and DMSO since that's what worked for you. I would appreciate it greatly if you would let me know which brands you found effective. Thank you.