Plantar Fibromatosis

Plantar Fibromatosis is a mass of fibrous tissue that develops in the arch of the foot. Although this mass is benign, it often causes pain and discomfort. It also goes by the names Ledderhose’s disease, Morbus Ledderhose, and plantar fascial fibromatosis.

Causes

The exact cause of plantar fibromatosis is unknown. However, genes and environment have been known to play a role in the formation of plantar fibromatosis. There are some risk factors associated with the disorder such as:

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Liver disease
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Trauma to the feet
  • Some medications

Symptoms

The most obvious symptom of plantar fibromatosis is tough nodules that form at the soles of the feet. Other symptoms include:

  • Tightening of skin around the foot
  • Itching sensation in the surrounding areas
  • Stinging sensation in the surrounding areas
  • Pain in the foot
  • Pain in the ankle joints
  • In some rare cases, signs of the condition may also manifest on the toes

Treatment

The first step in treating plantar fibromatosis is through extensive diagnostics. Restore PDX specializes in diagnosing and treating these types of conditions using the latest technology, innovative therapies, and customized treatments.

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