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Diagnosis of Plantar Fibromatosis

Plantar fibromatosis is a non-cancerous condition that affects the connective tissue in the foot's plantar aponeurosis, which is the tissue at the bottom of the foot. It is part of a group of similar conditions, including Peyronie's and Dupuytren's diseases, which were first described back in 1610 by Plater. In 1897, a German physician named George Ledderhose gave it the name Ledderhose disease. Diagnosis involves finding nodules or lumps in the central or medial bands of the plantar fascia in the foot. This condition develops slowly and only when pain and swelling occur in the inner part of the foot, does one seek care. If you have pain in this part of your foot, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a chiropodist who can properly diagnose the cause and provide treatment options.

Foot pain can have many causes. To receive an accurate diagnosis and treatment for your foot pain, please consult with Emily Yu, B.Sc from Uptown Foot Care Clinic. Our specialist will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment. 


There are a variety of different conditions that can cause foot pain, including: 

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Deformities, such as bunions or hammertoes

  • Injuries to the muscles, bones, tendons, or ligaments in the feet

  • Arthritis

  • Flat feet

  • Ingrown toenails


The type and location of your foot pain can help determine what may be causing it and what type of treatment options are best for you. 

Common types of foot pain include: 

  • Heel pain

  • Arch pain

  • Toe pain

  • Ball of foot pain

  • Pain that has a stabbing, burning, or tingling quality

  • Pain that is constant, intermittent, or that gets better or worse depending on the situation 


A thorough medical history and physical examination of your feet will be required to determine a diagnosis. Imaging studies, such as X-rays or MRIs may be performed to rule out or confirm certain diagnoses. 


Treatment will depend on the cause of the pain. Common treatments for foot pain include resting, icing, compressing, and elevating the affected foot, wearing orthotics, or taking anti-inflammatory medications. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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