A plantar fibroma will most often not go away or shrink on its own. While the growth is not malignant, a number of cases may slowly continue to grow over time as well.
The ideal treatment for a fibroma is relieving the discomfort it causes while keeping the growth monitored. Custom orthotics may be capable of taking weight and pressure off the lump in the arch, letting it exist without causing further trouble. Certain physical therapy techniques may also help in this effort. Injections of corticosteroids are also capable of relieving inflammation and shrinking the fibroma. However, these effects are often temporary and there is no guarantee that the growth will not return to its original size in the future. Surgery is also a possible course of action, but is not usually regarded unless other treatments have failed to work.
If a fibroma is causing you discomfort, contact the doctors at California Foot and Ankle Institute. Call us toll-free at (888) 796-6631 or phone our two locations directly (760) 951-2000 for Victorville or (949) 833-3406 for Irvine.