Small soft tissue growths, approximately a half inch in diameter will sometimes appear on the bottom of the foot, usually in the area of the arch. These growths will often change in size and location. The skin over them will appear normal, without redness, swelling or drainage. Often they are only painful with the pressure of walking with certain types of shoes.
If the toes are grasped and elevated, these growths will appear more visible, protruding from the bottom of the foot.
These growths are called plantar fascial fibroma. A fibroma is usually a benign thickening of the plantar fascia. The growths will vary in size and discomfort. If the pain is limiting your activities, the best treatment is often the surgical removal of the growths.