Hemangioma on bottom of foot
I just found this site and am so thankful for it. I hope some of you may be able to give us some guidance. I have a 12 year old daughter who has had a hemangioma on the bottom of her foot since birth. We were told by her pediatrician that it would fade as she grew, but it has only grown proportionally with her. It never gave her any trouble untill about 1 1/2 years ago when she would complain off and on that it hurt; usually after her dance class or biking, etc. In Novemeber of '09 it became very painful, very quickly, so much so that she wasn't able to bear any weight on the foot at all. Well, after seeing a multitude of dr's. we ended up at Emory University where they were confident that a scleosising injection would resolve the matter. We have had 2 injections now, the last one being bleomycin, but my daughter still has a lot of pain, can't bear any weight on the foot and the size of the hemangioma is about the same if not slightly bigger. We checked with an ortho. surgeon but he won't touch it because of its location.
Have any of you dealt with hemangioma/lmyphangioma on the plantar aspect of the foot? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Last edited by S.Kathryn : 05-03-2010 at 05:58 PM.
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