Many different treatments for plantar fibromatosis have been used and can be divided into two major categories, invasive and noninvasive.
Invasive treatments include:
- Corticosteroid injections into the fibroma
- Surgery - Surgery is currently the most common treatment for plantar fibromatosis. There are two common procedures. One involves the removal of the fibroma only which results in a high recurrence rate and the second involves the complete removal of the plantar fascia which has a long recovery time and can lead to other podiatric problems.
Non-invasive options include:
- Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel
- Physical therapy
Most doctors agree that a non-invasive approach to treating plantar fibromatosis should be considered first given the high rate of recurrence from surgery. Invasive treatments and surgery are usually reserved for the most severe cases.