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.
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~
Frankincense Essential Oil
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.
I have fibromas on both feet. I am treating the most painful one as an experiment.
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.
I have to say a great big thank you to everyone on here for their advice about putting ACV on their plantar fibroma. I've had to quit work because of fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
Among other things these last six months, I've had the pleasure of watching these horrendous lumps growing on the bottom of both my feet called plantar fibroma. It was getting very painful 😢 to walk because of it and because of my other issues.
I put on the ACV last night on a paper towel and wrapped it in a plastic bag. I've already noticed a difference. I cant wait to see what doing this for a week will do. So God bless all of you for posting your results and sharing.
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.
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 [Tassia, 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 ...
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.
So everyone that had their "fibroma" disappear in a few days, that is a plantars wart or some other issue, right? A real Fibroma is Fibrous mass embedded in the fascia, under the skin. Can someone with a real Fibroma report back on their initial posts please? These things do not disappear in a few days. I assume everyone with a magical story was treating a wart or some fungal mass.
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.
Apple Cider Vinegar
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.
Apple Cider Vinegar
I applied the full strength raw ACV to my plantar fibroma overnight for 2 weeks, and it burned the skin as well as shrunk the mass. I will dilute it and continue until it's gone.
Apple Cider Vinegar
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.
Apple Cider Vinegar
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.
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.
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!
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.
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".
Apple Cider Vinegar
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