Hard Nodule on the Bottom of My Foot

Hard Nodule on the Bottom of My Foot

Hard Nodule on the Bottom of My Foot, if it is located at the arch of the foot is known as a plantar fibroma. A plantar fibroma is a thick concentration of connective tissue that can feel like a “pebble” or even larger or even many off them. This condition is nothing to worry about, it is not cancer and it will not get much worse!

Hard Nodule on the Bottom of My Foot

Hard Nodule on the Bottom of the Foot


Almost Never Dangerous!

These nodules are almost never dangerous as they are just thickening of the connective tissue and not a dangerous cancer of any type. They are extremely slow growing and have probably been developing for months or years before you have even noticed them, and they likely will continue growing slowly if they grow at all.


Hard Nodule on the Bottom of My Foot Symptoms:

  • Not painful itself, but painful on walking.
  • The nodule is basically nothing more than a benign pebble stuck under your skin that can be removed.
  • Can irritate you while walking on it.


What Caused This Nodule on the Bottom of My Foot?

  • -Usually family history – it is a genetic connective tissue disorder.
  • -Can be associated with nodules in the palms and penis.
  • -Can be associated with Diabetes Mellitus


Treatment of the of this Hard Knot on the Bottom of the Foot

-The best way to treat this problem is to decide if you want to live with it and just remove the pain it is causing, or have surgery to remove it completely.

-The pain can be relieve from the hard knot, but the actual mass will be there- it probably not disappear over time.

If you want to treat the pain and avoid surgery, follow our Four Stage Treatment Plan:

Four Stage Treatment Plan


If you prefer to remove the mass, follow outline:

Plantar Fibroma

-But be aware that contacting your foot doctor or podiatrist for a surgical consult is likely the only way that you will ever  permanently remove the nodule or knot!


For more on a Hard Nodule on the Bottom of My Foot:

Plantar Fibroma



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The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.