Hard Bump On The Bottom Of My Foot: [Causes & BEST Treatment]
The Hard Bump on the Bottom of my Foot is caused #1 by a condition called plantar fibromatosis. Get rid of this pain FAST and with 90%+ certainty!
Bump on the bottom of foot hurts to walk video summary:
🦶Bump on the Bottom of My Foot? Lump on the Bottom of my Foot or Knot on the bottom of my foot? 🦶
- This is called a plantar fibroma or plantar fibromatosis! Get the BEST Plantar Fibroma Treatment!
- We have you covered for Plantar Fibroma massage, plantar fibroma stretches, plantar fibroma exercises & the best Plantar Fibroma Home Remedies!
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1:01 Plantar Fibroma Causes
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2:07 Knot on the bottom of my foot causes
2:38 Plantar fibroma Diagnosis
2:58 Plantar fibroma Pain relief
3:26 Plantar Fibroma Icing
4:26 Plantar fibroma Massage
4:30 Plantar Fibroma Stretches
5:20 Plantar Fibroma Shockwave
6:05 Plantar Fibroma Surgery
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7:23 Plantar Fibroma Home Remedies
8:00 Plantar Fibroma Orthotics
8:25 Plantar Fibroma Slippers & Sandals
8:50 Plantar Fibroma Insoles
9:45 Best Plantar Fibroma Shoes
10:15 Plantar Fibroma Home Treatment
10:44 Plantar Fibroma Exercises
11:15 Plantar Fibroma Massage
11:40 Plantar Fibroma Stretches
Heel Pain Causes: Picture & Photo Gallery
- One of the top causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. This is damage to a ligament that holds your heel to your toes.
- Another root cause of heel pain has flat feet.
- There are also photos of heel spurs that can occur to the bottom of your heel (plantar fascia insertion) and the back of your heel (Achilles tendon insertion).
- Baxter’s nerve entrapment can also happen at the bottom of the heel.
- An underlying cause is an overpronated flatfoot or an over a supinated high arched foot.
- A plantar fibroma is a thick nodule that can occur within your plantar fascia ligament and contribute to plantar fasciitis.
- This can lead to the formation of a heel stress fracture( AKA calcaneus stress fracture.)
Please click on the gallery for a guided tour through heel pain conditions!
Hard Bump On The Bottom Of My Foot Overview:
- The Hard Bump on the Bottom of my Foot is caused #1 by a condition called plantar fibromatosis. Get rid of this pain FAST and with 90%+ certainty!
- We go over the top causes of knots and bumps on the bottom of the foot.
- We also review the symptoms.
- We then go over the best home treatment and the best products for treating your plantar fibroma!
- Plantar Fibromas are not tender and painful by themselves.
- But it feels like there is a pebble trapped under your skin.
- This causes pain with every step that you take.
- This condition occurs on both sides of the feet in approximately 25% of people.
- Hard, painful bump.
- “Under the skin.”
The hard bump on the bottom of my foot is usually due to 4 common causes:
- A fibroma is a concentration of connective tissue.
- This usually starts with trauma, but can occur for any reason.
- This can feel like a hard pebble just under your skin.
- It can range from 2mm to 5 cm!
- It could be one bump or multiple bumps.
- They are usually non-painful, but as you walk on them, they start to hurt!
- Which is the most common source of arch & heel pain in the world.
- Inflammation can cause your arch ligaments to swell.
- This leads to stiff & aching morning pain.
- This is not a very hard lump, but a big swollen hard area.
- This is much more common, but less of a hard lump than a plantar fibroma.
- This is very, very rare.
- If you have a hard discrete bump, it is likely a fibroma or plantar fasciitis.
- But even if it is very rare, MRI or X-ray should be done to rule out this very dangerous tumor.
This is a picture of a ganglion cyst on the ankle.
- Ganglion cysts are swellings of fluid.
- They are usually near foot joints.
- The most common are the big toe joint, the middle of the foot and the ankle.
- A cyst by definition is a sac filled with fluid and it can feel hard or soft.
- These are usually not dangerous.
If you can feel a “pebble- like mass” it is most likely a plantar fibroma:
- It is a relatively non-dangerous condition that occurs at the bottom of your feet.
- They are most common y in the arch.
- A plantar fibroma is the development of what feels like a pebble of connective tissue.
- They can be small or large.
- It can be one or multiple.
Where Did It Come From?
- The nodules are extremely slow growing taking months to years before they even begin to irritate you.
- They can occur due to trauma.
- They can occur due to abnormal stress.
- Sometimes they can be genetic.
- They are still not completely understood, but it is the abnormal function of collagen producing cells.
- They are signaled by your immune system to start working.
A plantar fibroma can be treated conservatively or surgically.
Conservative bump on the bottom of the foot treatment:
- Gel cushioning.
- Accomodative orthotics.
- Shoe accomodations.
- Get cutous.
- If the mass is extremely large, surgery is likely your only option.
- You should schedule a visit with an experienced foot doctor or podiatrist immediately for an evaluation.
- Nothing else will work to remove the mass.
Best Plantar Fibroma Products:
- There are usually two phases to treating plantar fasciitis pain.
- The two phases of treatment include controlling the acute inflammation and correcting the biomechanics, which led to the problem in the first place.
- If the tendons and ligaments are inflamed, they are almost frozen in place and cannot function properly.
- Once the inflammation is decreased, we need to correct the biomechanical causes to ensure that they can never become overworked and inflamed again!
- This doesn’t matter whether it’s plantar fasciitis, plantar fibroma, the sore bottom of the foot, or even Achilles tendon pain. Treatment is all roughly very similar.
Plantar Fibroma Cure & Natural Treatment:
Massage & Ice Products:
- Ice is an excellent option that can be safe for almost everyone.
- There is some debate about whether icing is worth doing, but this can help limit the need for medications and keep your options open for chronic pain.
- This works great for your arch, less for the ball of the foot.
- Manual massage on the plantar fibroma is a natural treatment that can also be considered physical therapy for your plantar fibroma.
- This works to break up the plantar fascia nodule. This works well for small plantar fibroma nodules.
- The more muscle and ligament tissue there is, the better ice will work there.
Menthol Based Gels:
- Biofreeze is one of our favorites.
- These gels have been studied to work 2x as long as ice.
- This works great for the ball of the foot.
- This can be very effective for pain relief, but this will not make the actual nodule disappear.
- These can work great for loosening your muscles.
- This allows less tightness and pressure onto the plantar fascia and heel.
- This is very effective for the arch, the gastrocnemius, calf muscle, and the hamstring and thigh muscles.
- This also works very well for the gluteus muscles if you are having butt cheek or hip pain.
- The massage stick can break up lumps in your plantar fascia and small plantar fibroma nodules.
Remove the Plantar Fascia Stress:
- The key is to prevent future pain stress and trauma to the plantar fibroma nodule.
- This means keeping you active while keeping stress off of your plantar fascia tendon. This will prevent future re-injury and the development of plantar fasciitis.
- If you can get rid of the pain and swelling, this will let you start walking normally.
- If you can walk normally, the vast majority of your pain should gradually start to go away.
- The best way to ensure that your plantar fascia, foot, and ankle ligaments are not overworked is to support them.
- The best way to support them is to use great orthotics and great shoes.
- Some people may also need to rely on supportive ankle braces and other supportive modalities.
Best Shoes for Plantar Fibroma Pain:
- Getting a great supportive pair of plantar fibroma shoes will ensure that there is pressure removed from the heel and plantar fascia region.
- This is especially important if you have plantar fasciitis, heel spur pain, or Achilles tendonitis as well.
- Consider plantar fibroma shoes combined with a good supportive orthotic for best pain relief!
- The following link will show you what our favorites are.
Best Plantar Fibroma Insoles:
- These are our recommended orthotics for plantar fibroma pain.
- Custom orthotics can work very well, but they should not be the first line of treatment due to the cost.
- There are different types of different shoes.
- Women’s shoes usually need a less bulky orthotic but allow for less correction.
- A full-length orthotic requires a running shoe, boot, or comfortable walking/dress shoe.
- We recommend doing everything you can to get a good supportive shoe that can fit a full-length orthotic.
- A further home remedy tip for plantar fibroma pain is cutting out a hole where the nodule uses scissors or a knife. Be careful and start with a very low-cost orthotic.
Best Full-Length Plantar Fibroma Orthotics:
- These will only work in wider shoes or a good supportive running shoe.
- This will not work in sandals, flats, or most women’s dress shoes.
Best Dress Shoe Plantar Fibroma Orthotics:
- These are a great choice for dress orthotics.
Best 3/4 Length Plantar Fibroma Orthotics:
- These are great options for women’s dress shoes and thinner shoes.
- These are not the most supportive pair of orthotics.
Get A Great Dynamic Stretch:
- It is possible to stretch on your own, but these products can also really help!
- This will take pressure off of the ball of your foot.
- This is a form of plantar fibromatosis physical therapy that breaks up the scar tissue.
- We personally prefer this method of stretching.
Get A Great Static Stretch:
- These devices are great for stretching while you are resting.
- This is an excellent plantar fibroma physical therapy routine that you can do at home.
- This will also help take pressure off of the ball of your foot.
- This works great for plantar fasciitis.
- The night splint can be used while watching TV or at night time.
Best Heel Compression Brace:
- A good compression brace can stabilize your foot from turning outward.
- This prevents your foot from pronation.
- The pronated foot will turn your foot outward, in your foot will rub on the outside of the shoe.
- This has solved their pain for many of her patients and is very comfortable to wear inside your shoe.
- This solves both pain and outward pronation for a relatively low cost.
Best Heel Stability Brace:
- The stability brace goes a little bit further than the compression brace to stop your foot from turning out.
- This takes the pressure off of your heel and plantar fascia.
- At the same time, this is a little bit bulkier and does not affect every shoe.
- We find people are a little bit happier trying the compression brace before the stability brace.
Severe Plantar Fibroma Pain:
- If you think you might have a broken heel, a calcaneal stress fracture, or something of similar severity, these products might help!
- Always remember to see a foot and ankle specialist like a podiatrist if you have plantar fasciitis or more severe pain!
Plantar Fascia Tear, Broken Heel Bone, Achilles Tendon Tear:
- If you have a traumatic injury such as a torn plantar fascia ligament, calcaneus stress fracture, heel fracture, or insertional Achilles tendon injury: consider protecting your foot!
- The best way to do this is, of course, to see your podiatrist and get evaluated with an x-ray, ultrasound, and potentially even an MRI or CT scan.
- If you cannot do so, it may benefit you to be in a cast, fractured boot, or even keep the weight off of it with a rolling knee scooter or other protective devices.
- We as podiatrists frequently take patients off work for a very long period of time when they suffer a traumatic injury. Unfortunately, there is no other way around us in labor jobs.
- If you have a sit-down job, there are ways to get people back to work quicker, but this can be impossible otherwise.
Heel Injury Boot Treatment:
- There are pros and cons to using a boot to treat your heel injury. The Pros are that your injured heel will hopefully have a chance to heal gradually! If you are immobilized too long, the cons are that you will gradually become stiff and overworked to your other leg.
- Our favorite fracture boots and their supplies:
Offloading and Scooter treatment:
- These are favorite knee scooters and walking devices.
- If your plantar fibroma pain is severe, offloading can be very effective until the pain calms down.