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Small, but very painful, Plantar Fibroma!

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Ajamesfitz, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Ajamesfitz

    Ajamesfitz New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm a 25 year old male and for the last three years or so I've had a pretty large fibroma on my left foot that's caused me virtually no problems or pain, bar when I'm walking barefoot on uneven ground (which is rare). However, for about a year now I've had a tiny fibroma on my right foot, about half the size of a pea, that's gradually gotten more and more sore to the point that it is now VERY painful. I don't understand how this could be the case as the size difference between the two is pretty substantial and they're located pretty much in the same position in each foot. I've made an appointment with my GP later in the week to discuss any options I might have but I'm really just wondering if anyone else has gone through a similar experience and what they may have done to help alleviate some of the pain. It's worse in the morning and when I've done a lot of walking, it's not tender to touch directly however it seems everything around it is very tender because of it, and sometimes I even feel a shock radiate from it up my toes and part of my shin. Orthotics don't work as it's not even big enough to see, only feel, but whenever I outstretch my foot to walk I feel this tightness and tenderness along the arch of my foot and it's driving me demented!

    Should I have surgery with all the risks involved, even though it's so small? Should I wait to see if it gets any bigger beforehand? Could it be a case where the lump is actually quite big, but buried deep in my foot so I'm only feeling the tip?

    Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated, so thank you in advance!
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    Sound like you might have "plantar fasciitis" and the fibroma might just be coincidental

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