Plantar warts can be very uncomfortable. If you have any concerns with plantar warts on your feet contact Dr. Thomas Larson of Larson Foot Clinic, P.C. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.
About Plantar Warts
Plantar warts are the result of HPV, or human papillomavirus, getting into open wounds on the feet. They are mostly found on the heels or balls of the feet.
While plantar warts are generally harmless, those experiencing excessive pain or those suffering from diabetes or a compromised immune system require immediate medical care. Plantar warts are easily diagnosed, usually through scraping off a bit of rough skin or by getting a biopsy.
· Legions on the bottom of your feet, usually rough and grainy
· Hard or thick callused spots
· Wart seeds, which are small clotted blood vessels that look like little black spots
· Pain, discomfort, or tenderness of your feet when walking or standing
· Electric tool removal
· Laser Treatment
· Topical Creams (prescription only)
· Over-the-counter medications
To help prevent developing plantar warts, avoid walking barefoot over abrasive surfaces that can cause cuts or wounds for HPV to get into. Avoiding direct contact with other warts, as well as not picking or rubbing existing warts, will help prevent the further spread of plantar warts. However, if you think you have developed plantar warts, speak to your podiatrist. He or she can diagnose the warts on your feet and recommend the appropriate treatment options.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Omaha, NE. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.