Whether you have a wart on the bottom of your foot or a wart on your toe, a foot wart can be unsightly! In addition to being off-putting, they can be very painful when the warts form on a weight-bearing surface of your foot. If you start noticing signs of a foot wart, reach out to our Podiatrists!
What is a Foot wart?
A wart is caused by a type of virus (HPV) that can enter the foot through a small cut, scrape, or break in your skin. It is commonly confused with a plantar callus or porokeratoma. The virus that causes the warts thrives in warm and moist environments (which is why they are sometimes contracted by the pool!). While plantar warts can happen to anyone, they are more common in children and teenagers. We have seen many patients that develop other issues after changing the way they walk due to painful foot warts. Early treatment is important!
According to the Mayo Clinic, “plantar wart signs and symptoms include:
- A small, fleshy, rough, grainy growth (lesion) on the bottom of your foot, usually the base of the toes and forefoot or the heel
- Hard, thickened skin (callus) over a well-defined "spot" on the skin, where a wart has grown inward
- Black pinpoints, which are commonly called wart seeds but are actually small, clotted blood vessels
- A lesion that interrupts the normal lines and ridges in the skin of your foot
- Pain or tenderness when walking or standing”
Plantar Wart Removal
Our Podiatrists in Marietta will help determine if you have a plantar wart, and also review multiple treatment options to get rid of your plantar warts. The warts can be cut out, frozen, blistered out, or surgically removed. If surgical removal of the wart is needed, our Podiatrists have special techniques and equipment that can be used to reduce the chances of scarring. Dr Ryan Goldfine and Dr Shaynah Goldfine are here to help answer any questions you have!
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Goldfine to Treat Your Foot Wart!