If you have noticed a bump on your arch about midway on your foot, you may have a benign growth called a plantar fibroma. The plantar fascia ligament inside your foot can grow an extra cell mass that is visible as a small lump and can be felt and seen under your arch. It is believed to be hereditary, but no gene for it has been identified.
If it hurts when you put pressure on your foot, try icing to relieve the pain. Other things such as cysts, nerve tumors, or scar tissue can also cause a lump, so come in and let Harvey R. Danciger, DPM diagnose the exact reason for your symptoms. We can design a custom orthotic that removes pressure from the area or use laser therapy to reduce your pain. Stop wondering, “What is this bump on my arch?” Call our office in Palm Desert, CA at (760) 568-0108 or request an appointment on our website.