Have you ever noticed a small growth on your foot? This may be a plantar wart. Plantar warts usually grow on the bottom or side of the foot and are most common in children They are caused by contact with a virus called human papilloma virus (HPV).
You may be able to tell that you have plantar warts by looking for a few common symptoms:
- Tough, thick tissue
- Pain while walking or standing
- Pain from squeezing the sides of the wart
- Tiny black dots
- Growth over time
If you have any of these symptoms, it is important that you reach out to a podiatrist for diagnosis. Your podiatrist will take a closer look for signs and symptoms of a warts and then attempt to completely remove the wart. There are a few ways this can be done.
- Oral medicines
- Laser therapy
- Acid treatments
- Surgical removal
No matter what type of treatment is needed, it is a good idea to seek the help of a podiatrist to avoid continual growth of these warts. You should never try to remove the wart on your own. Over-the-counter treatments for plantar warts can burn skin tissue or make infection all too likely.
At Podiatry Associates, we are skilled at helping patients get the treatment they need for plantar warts. Through treatment, we help patients have healthier feet that they can feel confident and comfortable walking on. Call us today at 303-805-5156 to schedule an appointment at our Castle Pines, Cherry Creek, or Parker, CO offices and learn more about how we may be able to help you if you suspect you have plantar warts.