Plantar warts on your feet are not only an aesthetic problem, but they can also be incredibly uncomfortable and even painful. Francine Rhinehart, DPM, in Dallas, Texas, has considerable experience helping her patients successfully get rid of these bothersome and unsightly growths. To learn more about your wart removal options, call or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule an appointment.
Plantar warts are small growths that usually appear on weight-bearing areas of your foot, such as your heels, the balls of your feet, or the pads of your toes.
Plantar warts usually grow outward, but they can also grow inward since they develop in areas that bear weight. The warts aren’t a dangerous medical condition, but they can cause severe discomfort.
Plantar warts are caused by an HPV infection, which you can contract through small cuts or breaks in the skin on your feet. HPV is often found in warm, moist environments, making showers, swimming pools, and other similar public areas hotbeds for the virus.
Everyone’s ability to fight off HPV is different. Some people routinely come into contact with HPV and never develop warts, while others develop warts at the first contact with HPV. Luckily, the infection is an easy one to treat and avoid.
Since plantar warts can grow outward or inward, it can sometimes be difficult to determine their presence. The following are the most common signs you should look out for:
Talk to Dr. Rhinehart about wart removal if you notice any of these symptoms.
After examining your wart, Dr. Rhinehart offers several treatments to removal your wart, including:
Dr. Rhinehart only turns to a surgery if your wart doesn’t respond to other treatments. However, the surgery is very minor, and she performs it in her office while you’re under local anesthesia.
Dr. Rhinehart recommends many ways you can prevent warts from developing in the first place, including:
If plantar warts are causing you discomfort or pain when you walk, call Francine Rhinehart, DPM or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.