What to do When Foot Warts Become Painful

Although they can develop on any part of your body, warts are an infection that develops when the human papillomavirus (HPV) enters through a cut on your skin, forming a bump. It is important to note that warts are non-cancerous growths. They are contagious and can be passed by interpersonal contact.  

Warts can appear on any part of your body, but they are primarily found on a person’s hands or feet. Warts that form on your feet are called Plantar Warts. Plantars Warts become painful when they grow deep into the soles of your feet. When warts become painful, it is important to partner with experienced podiatrists like Michael J. Frazier, DPM, of Cypress, Texas, to properly diagnose and treat your warts.

If you are experiencing pain on the soles of your feet when you are standing or you notice small growths on the soles of your feet, you need to seek treatment. There are several medical options to help alleviate your pain. 

Over the counter

Many people may attempt to treat their warts on their own, using over-the-counter treatments.  Many of these treatments, such as salicylic acid, may cause the wart to peel off over the course of a few weeks. There are over-the-counter treatments like freezing spray, similar to freezing sprays podiatrists use. It may seem more convenient to attempt treatment on your own, but it is important to note that these treatments are about half as effective as treatments a professional podiatrist can provide.

Professional treatment

A professional podiatrist can diagnose and treat Plantar’s Warts more effectively and in less time than if you try on your own. Moreover, they can provide much-needed guidance, so that you don’t accidentally spread the warts to an unsuspecting person. 

Your podiatrist may try professional-grade salicylic acid to treat your warts. This option may take a few weeks to get rid of the warts. Other options include using liquid nitrogen to freeze the warts or laser therapy to get rid of them. Depending on the severity of the warts, your podiatrist may opt for surgical removal.

One of the advantages of consulting with a podiatrist if you have painful Plantar’s Warts is they can determine how deep the wart has grown into your skin. They also have the expertise to develop a personalized treatment plan to treat your pain.

If you are experiencing pain on standing or any of the symptoms of Plantar’s Warts, give us a call at (281) 607-1863 so we help you with this painful condition. You can also request an appointment directly online

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