A plantar wart is a hard, grainy growth that usually appears on the bottom of the foot where the most pressure is absorbed. Plantar warts result when the human papillomavirus (HPV) enters the body through small cuts or wounds on the soles of the feet.
People with weakened immune systems, especially young children and the elderly, may be more susceptible to plantar warts, but anyone is at risk.
There are two common types of plantar warts:
Mosaic warts can be more challenging to treat, and prompt medical attention is necessary to reduce the spread of plantar warts. Most warts will go away over time, but the discomfort may encourage you to seek treatment to eliminate warts quickly.
Common signs and symptoms of plantar warts include:
Warts may spread with treatment but often go away on their own over time. Warts that continue to spread or cause pain need treatment as soon as possible.
Plantar warts should be diagnosed and treated by an experienced podiatrist. Treatment options include:
Home remedies are often ineffective at treating warts, causing them to spread to other areas of the foot. Effective treatment to permanently eliminate them helps to reduce the risk of warts spreading.
Dr. Hetman will evaluate your plantar warts and suggest a treatment based on your needs. Call today, or book an appointment online now for a thorough foot evaluation.
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