Hi, Joe2, thanks for your reply. I am following pretty much the same routine as you and it is helping. I am a little concerned about a career path, so that I can keep the pain under control. I am leaning against surgery, I have heard too many stories that I don't like.
For those who asked, Plantar Fibromas are small, benign tumors on the plantar of the foot. They are in the instep. They are totally unlike plantar warts, which grow on the skinand can be removed easily. PF's require surgery. My doctor told me that mine occured from a stress injury to the foot.
The tumors are very painful when you walk and you should never walk barefoot. If you think that you have them, check with your doctor, they do need treatment & they don't go away on their own. I personally have one lima bean sized lump on each instep. If I abuse my feet, they can and do increase in size (inflammation). (Some days it feels like a boulder, but that is another story).
Yes, keeping the foot properly stretched out and taking NSAIDs does help.
Thanks for your replies. ( I didn't take it that you were giving medical advice either. Just discussing what these things are.) We nurses should know the difference between a wart and a tumor. Thanks again.
Oh, I forgot, there are some really good websites out there that deal with this. I don't want to give out info that I shouldn't, but if you type in Plantar Fibroma in Google, you will find lots of good information. Beware that some companies just want to sell you something. Bye.