In plantar fibromatosis, bumps develop on the sole and are most obvious when the big toe is pulled back and the foot is bent upward toward the leg. Many people also have bumps in the palms, usually located near the fourth knuckle.
Doctors base the diagnosis of plantar fibromatosis on an examination of the foot.
Treatment of plantar fibromatosis is usually not worthwhile unless the bumps become large enough to cause pain when bearing weight. If so, orthoses (devices placed in the shoe) can help redistribute pressure away from the bumps. Corticosteroid injections directly into the nodule may be tried.
(See also Overview of Foot Problems Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems Some foot problems start in the foot itself, for example, resulting from a foot injury. Problems can occur in any bone, joint, muscle, tendon, or ligament of the foot. Foot and ankle fractures... read more .)