Plantar fibromas (lumps in foot arch)
The plantar is the bottom surface of the foot, and the plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of ligaments below the surface of the skin. Sometimes, benign tissue tumours or growths can appear on the plantar fascia, resulting in pain or pressure on other parts of the foot structure and leading to other foot problems.
These plantar fibromas can be difficult to treat because nonsurgical often fail to provide adequate relief of symptoms, while surgical correction can lead to further complications, which can be worse than the original problem. However, there is a relatively new procedure, which uses cryosurgery to freeze and shrink the tumours, which is proving effective and gaining in popularity. The procedure causes minimal (and usually no) post-op pain or disability and patients return to wearing regular shoes within 24 to 48 hours after cryosurgery.
Please contact our clinic if you would like more information on this procedure.