I am 38 year old female. Carpal tunnel and trigger finger release surgery. Tubal ligation surgery. No surgery or medications for this issue. A year ago had one painful nodule on bottom of foot show up. Had become larger than a pea. In last two months three more have showed up. One closest to original has converged with it making one very large one. The pain is becoming unbearable. A burning tearing sensations occurs during sleep, sitting and activities. The same sensation has moved into my calf and Achilles tendon on same leg. I took a simple step backwards and felt like something tore. It was very sore for a while and I kept it wrapped. It keeps a constant throbbing or aching feeling. The sensations in the foot and leg are keeping me up at night. It is becoming very painful to walk. Experiencing pain towards joint of big toe. Any type of stretching causes excruciating pain. I am waiting for approval on heath insurance. I have been researching hoping to get a little insight on what might be going on, before I am able to get seen by a doctor.
this seems to be a connective tissue nodule disease. Its some what similar to the carpal tunnel and trigger finger diseases you had earlier. The deep fascia and connective tissue around the tendons / muscles becomes nodular causing hinderance in the path of working tendons. You may have partial tear of tendon in sole. Get a usg / mri done to see whats wrong. You may need surgical repair for this.
THIS MAY BE DUPUYTREN’S CONTRACTURE. IN THIS CONDITION,THE PLANTAR APONEUROSIS UNDERGOES PARTIAL TRANFORMATION INTO NODULES AND CORDS. THE CAUSE FOR THIS IS UNKNOWN THOUGH.
SURGICAL TREATMENT IS OFTEN REQUIRED TO TREAT THIS
this is adue to thickening of the soft tissues under the skin. this usually occurs due to a genetic predisposition for such auto immune conditions. the earlier surgeries that you have undergone may be due to similar conditions. cosult a general surgeon and get the nodules removed.
do not apply heavy weight on the foot
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This would be a plantar fibromatosis
magnetic resonance image (MRI) or musculoskeletal ultrasound can confirm the soft tissue character of the nodular mass as homogenous and collagenous in nature. Only atypical masses or those that remain suspicious after diagnostic imaging studies necessitate biopsy. Treatment beyond biopsy is only indicated if the plantar fibromatosis is symptomatic, locally invasive or prominent in shoes or with weightbearing.
removable donut pad for an isolated or smaller plantar fibroma may help ..
Carpal tunnel and trigger release surgery was due to a repititious job..in a chicken plant dbone line..two of these nodules have a red to purple color in good lighting..I have lean towards fibromitosis..but can it affect calf tendon