Plantar Fibromatosis - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Fibromatosis, also known as Ledderhose Disease, is a benign growth of the plantar fascia. It may be worse when associated with diabetes, epilepsy, and alcoholism. Some doctors say its an aggressive healing response to small tears in the plantar fascia. Sufferers experience painful lumps growing in the arch of the foot and along the fascia making it painful to walk, run or even stand for periods of time. 

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Treatment is usually not required until it becomes large enough to cause pressure-related pain with weight bearing. Orthotics can help redistribute pressure away from the fibrotic nodular lesions.
It is advisable to avoid surgery as it usually results in recurrence and may also result in unintentional instability of the foot when fascial removal is excessive.

Other suggestions:

  • Night splints (adding a great toe wedge will increase stretching effect on fascia, but can be very painful in the beginning) (1) 
  • Orthotics and shoe wear modification
  • Magnesium oil/spray applied externally
  • Applying Apple Cider Vinigar to the feet externally through a poultice or soaking
  • Massage, acupuncture and yoga
  • Anti-inflammatory, wholefood diet

McDowells Herbal Treatment

The herbs in the McDowells Ligament Muscle have been traditionally used to improve the health and flexibility of bones and the elasticity of ligaments. It contains Arnica, Comfrey, Linseed Oil, White Willow and Wintergreen Oil. 

We alwayse advise people to have a free consultation, to ensure we supply the right herbal formuation for your condition. 


(1) The effectiveness of manual stretching in the treatment of plantar heel pain: a systematic review

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McDowell's staff Herbalists can not diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a herbal program to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice.

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