Plantar warts (foot warts) can make you feel like you have to hide your feet, not to mention how uncomfortable they can become. If you have plantar warts, board-certified podiatrist Michael Frazier, DPM, PA, of The Frazier Foot & Ankle Center can help you get through the infection. Dr. Frazier offers effective plantar wart solutions that provide quick relief right in his Cypress, Texas-based clinic. Schedule your appointment online or over the phone.
Plantar warts (foot warts) are those tiny, fleshy bumps that usually develop between your toes along the bottom of your foot. The infection is caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV. This viral strain can easily enter the skin on your feet if you have a wound, abrasion, or cut — even if it’s tiny.
The HPV strain that causes plantar warts spreads easily. Chances are, you became infected with it by walking barefoot in a communal area, such as in a gym locker room or across a pool deck. You can also become infected with wart-causing HPV by sharing socks or shoes with someone who has warts.
Plantar warts often go misdiagnosed or overlooked because they somewhat mimic calluses, since they cause thickened patches on your skin. With warts, though, you’re probably going to find that the bumps have defined black centers, which indicate blood vessel clots that only occur with foot warts.
If the warts start growing inward, you can develop defined calluses over the warts. They can also cause pain, tenderness, and discomfort with each step you take. Because plantar warts can be uncomfortable and can keep coming back if you don’t treat them properly, schedule an evaluation with Dr. Frazier at The Frazier Foot & Ankle Center at the first indication of a foot wart outbreak.
Dr. Frazier offers several clinical-grade plantar wart solutions that are highly effective at treating your wart outbreak and helping your skin heal. Your foot wart treatment plan can include:
For stubborn foot warts, Dr. Frazier can also shave off the surface of the wart and apply a strong acid medication directly to your infected skin underneath. As an alternative, he may use an electric needle to cut away and destroy the wart, a procedure known as electrodesiccation and curettage.
Get relief from your case of plantar warts right away at The Frazier Foot & Ankle Center. Click on the online booking feature to schedule your visit, or call the clinic directly.