Plantar heel pain due to vascular leiomyoma (angioleiomyoma)

Foot Ankle Spec. 2012 Oct;5(5):321-3. doi: 10.1177/1938640012457677. Epub 2012 Aug 30.


The differential diagnosis of heel pain is extensive. The plantar heel pain is usually due to mechanical etiology, including plantar fasciitis, calcaneal spur, stress fracture, and nerve entrapment. Tumor is a rare cause of plantar heel pain. We present a case of chronic plantar heel pain with a vascular leiomyoma at the heel pad.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angiomyoma / diagnosis*
  • Angiomyoma / surgery
  • Female
  • Heel
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain / etiology
  • Pain / surgery
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / surgery