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Plantar Fibromas

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March 30, 2018

Are there any specific shoes that are good for plantar fibromas? My fibromas are located in the front portion of my heels (on the inside of each foot).

March 30, 2018
Natural Footgear

Hi, LH,

Thank you for your comment! The causes of plantar fibromas are varied, but the prolonged use of conventional footwear is one possible common underlying cause of this problem.

Shoes with toe spring and heel elevation stretch your plantar fascia, which can lead to tissue weaknesses that ultimately result in fibromas. Redistributing bodyweight over the entire foot through the use of foot-healthy footwear often yields positive results. All of the shoes we offer on our site meet our Natural Footgear Certified specifications, so our recommendations would be based on the type of activities you’d be engaging in. If you need additional cushioning to deal with contact pain, we’d recommend our Altra options, as they have the thickest soles of any of the footwear we offer. You can find a link to all our footwear offerings below:

I hope this information is helpful. If you have any further questions, please do let us know!

Kind Regards,
Andrew Potter

October 22, 2018
Tim H

I’m a full-time waiter of 40 years who has developed two fibromas in my right foot and one in my left foot. I am currently awaiting orthotics. My gut instinct tells me that the podiatrist I saw is not that knowledgeable about how to help me, or that he even really cares. He didn’t seem to think that any particular shoe would help me while I wait for orthotics for over 6 weeks (and while I continue to wait tables full-time with significant pain and plantar fascia symptoms).

October 22, 2018
Natural Footgear

Hi, Tim,

Thank you for your comment. I’m really sorry to hear about your foot pain; I hope that you experience a resolution of your foot discomfort very quickly and are able to continue working in a pain-free state. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist.

Kind regards,
Marty Hughes, DC

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