What is the lump on the bottom of my foot?

Lumps on your feet can be irritating especially after a long day of work. There are many reasons you can have this, depending on the position of your lump, how firm it is can change your diagnosis. If the bump is on the bottom of your foot, it can be a plantar fibroma. FIbromas are typically a benign tumor that is firm and become irritated after walking for a long distance. They grow on a band of tissue called the plantar fascia

Diagnosis is done by your podiatrist. It involves a thorough history and physical and depending on the size, X-rays or MRIs may become necessary. Conservative treatment consist of shoe modifications and orthotics. Sometimes, injections may be necessary. If that fails, then surgery will be considered. It is done on an out patient basis but has the possibility of recurring.

Fibromas are easy to deal with and they rarely keep people out of work. A podiatrist is the only person that is trained in a specialized field in medicine for anything concerning the lower extremity, foot and ankle, that’s why it is important for you to visit your podiatrist if there are any problems concerning your feet.  In the case of plnatar fibromas it is always good to get it detected and dealt with before it gets out of hand. Sometimes a permanent solution may be necessary. If there you have any other questions feel free to contact Dr. Theall’s and Dr. Saleh’s Gentle Touch Foot Care office for all your foot and ankle needs and concerns at 973 673 – 3668.