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A Guide to Verapamil Cream for Plantar Fibroma

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Do you suffer from plantar fibromas, those annoying lumps that cause aches and pains in your feet? If so, you're not alone. Plantar fibromas are a common condition whose key features are benign or non-cancerous growths in the arch of the foot. They can make walking painful and impact your daily life. Despite this, there's hope on the horizon in the form of verapamil, a medication that's showing promising results in treating this condition.

What is Verapamil?

Verapamil is a medication mostly used to treat high blood pressure and certain heart conditions. However, recent studies have shown verapamil to be able to shrink plantar fibromas. Verapamil belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blockers, they work by relaxing the muscles of the heart and blood vessels.

How Does Verapamil Work for Plantar Fibroma?

Plantar fibromas form when too much collagen forms in the ligaments of the foot, forming a firm mass. Verapamil works by decreasing how much collagen is made, and increases the breakdown of this collagen, making the fibroma smaller over time.

What to Expect During Verapamil Treatment

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If your doctor recommends verapamil for your plantar fibroma, it's important to understand what to expect during the treatment process.

Typically, verapamil ttreatment involves applying a cream or gel to the area once or twice daily. Your doctr will giev you instructions on how to apply this cream and for how long.

It's important to know that verapamil treatment for plantar fibroma is not a quick fix. It may take several weeks or even months to see big improvement in the size of the fibroma and therefore less pain. For some people, verapamil cream will have to be used forever in order for their plantar fibroma to remain small. Consistency and patience are key during the treatment process.

In addition to using verapamil cream, your doctor may recommend othertreatments. These may include stretching exercises, custom orthotics or shoe inserts, and physical therapy to improve foot function and lower pain to that area.

Possible Side Effects of Verapamil

Like any medication, verapamil may cause side effects in some people. However, majority of people use verapamil cream with no probelms, and side effects are rare. Some possible side effects can include:

  • Skin irritation

  • Redness or rash

  • Itching or burning

If you experience any severe or consistant side effects while using verapamil, be sure to contact your doctor.

The Future of Verapamil Therapy

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As research into the treatment of plantar fibroma continues, verapamil cream remains a safe and effective option for patients looking for relief fromplantar fibroma pain. Verapamil offers hope for people looking to get rid of the pain in their feet.

If you're struggling with plantar fibroma,speak with yourfoot doctor or podiatrist to see if verapamil cream is right for you. With proper treatment and management, you can take steps towards healing and reclaiming your active lifestyle.

Key Takeaways

Verapamil cream gives patients a non-invasive and effective solution for managing the pain of plantar fibromas without surgery. By understanding how verapamil works and what to expect during treatment, patients can be empowered to make informed decisions about their healthcare and take proactive steps toward pain relief and healing.

Schedule Your Free Consultation At Direct Podiatry Arizona Today

 Are you looking for non-surgical treatment options for plantar fibromas? Are you located in the Phoenix area? My name is Dr. Tarr, and I am the owner of Direct Podiatry Arizona in Tempe. To view avaliable appointment times, or for a free 15 minute consultation, click here.

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