What Are Plantar Warts?
Plantar warts are small growths in the outer layers of skin on the bottom of the feet. These growths occurs when human-papilloma-virus (HPV) enters the skin through tiny cracks or in situations when feet are constantly moist (pools, showers, sweaty feet). The virus is not highly contagious and does not easily spread from person to person.
Symptoms of Plantar Warts
Plantar warts can appear as a grainy, rough, spotted growth on the bottom of the foot, typically at the heels or ball of the foot.
There may be dark spots, or "wart seeds", which are actually clotted blood vessels that feed the wart.
The wart disrupts the skin lines or ridges of the skin surface of the feet. Warts are often painful, depending on size and location, and can bleed if irritated.
How we can help!
Plantar warts can safely be initially treated at home with over-the-counter treatments. However, lesions that persist more than a couple weeks, become painful or excessively bleed, or occur in high risk individuals (diabetes, HIV, elderly) should be treated by our doctor.
Our treatments include cryosurgery (freezing wart), electrocautery (electrical burning), chemical ablation, and surgical removal.
Each patient's needs are unique and we have several options to cater to each circumstance.
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