Plantar Fibroma

A benign growth on your plantar fascia, which is a rubber band-like ligament that runs from your heel to your toes. Plantar fibromas are small, less than an inch in diameter, and develop on the arch of your foot.


Plantar fibromas can occur in anyone and have no known cause, but you are more likely to develop one if you are:

  • Older than 40: Plantar fibromas appear to be more common in older adults, particularly those between the ages of 40 and 60.
  • A man: Men are twice more likely to develop plantar fibromatosis than women.
  • Of European descent
  • Share a genetic predisposition: According to research, the tendency to develop plantar fibromas may be genetically inherited, which means you may be more likely to develop them if someone in your immediate family does.