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 it's 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 a period of time. 

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Treatment is usually not required until it becomes large enough to cause pressure-related pain with weight bearing. Many sufferers are turning away from surgery and radiation (stating them as barbaric!), stating that their condition is greatly improved by avoiding inflammatory foods, natural remedies and employing 'alternative' therapies like acupuncture, massage, bowen therapy, yoga and soaking the feet.


Many suffes say that diet plays a large part in flare-ups. Reducing inflammation through the elimination (or at least a great reduction!) of sugar, alcohol, caffeine, meat, dairy and gluten can have a profound effect on the condition. 

Home remedies

  • Night splints (adding a great toe wedge will increase stretching effect on fascia, but can be very painful in the beginning) (1) 
  • Plantar fascia stretching device 
  • Orthotics and shoe wear modification
  • Magnesium oil/spray applied externally
  • Applying Apple Cider Vinegar or a comfrey infusion to the feet with a warm poultice or warm soaking
  • Massage, acupuncture and certain yoga positions

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

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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