Plantar Warts Specialist

Foot Specialists of Mississippi

Podiatrists located in Amory, MS & Starkville, MS

Most plantar warts are harmless, but they’re notoriously resistant to over-the-counter treatments and can cause foot pain. Skilled podiatrists Vern Christensen DPM, MPA and Jeffery VanYperen, Jr., DPM offer a variety of effective treatments for plantar warts at Foot Specialists of Mississippi in Amory, Mississippi. To discover the best plantar wart treatment for you, call or book an appointment online today.

Plantar Warts Q & A

What is a plantar wart?

A plantar wart is a small, noncancerous skin growth that develops on the bottom of your foot. These warts often appear on parts of your foot that make contact with the ground, such as the heel or ball of your foot, but they can grow anywhere on your foot or toes.

Plantar warts are caused by infection of the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus invades your body through tiny, or even invisible, cuts in your skin. You can get a plantar wart by touching, scratching, or coming into contact with skin shed from another wart.

What are the symptoms of a plantar wart?

Plantar warts are easy to identify by looking at them. Common symptoms of a plantar wart include:

  • Small, hard, flat growth on the sole of your foot that feels rough or grainy
  • Thickened skin over a dark spot on your skin
  • Blood vessels that appear as black pinpoints
  • Foot pain while walking or standing

Having a single wart or cluster of warts is possible. Most plantar warts are about the size of a pencil eraser, but some may grow larger. Without treatment, plantar warts can grow to over an inch in circumference.

When should I see a podiatrist for plantar warts?

Though most plantar warts don’t cause serious problems, they can be painful or embarrassing. You should schedule an appointment at Foot Specialists of Mississippi if any of the following apply:

  • A persistent wart that resists treatment
  • A bleeding wart
  • Foot pain from warts that interferes with activities
  • Warts that grow large or multiply

Wart treatments you find in stores may damage healthy skin and not even get rid of the wart. Dr. Christensen and Dr. VanYperen carefully evaluate your wart to determine the most effective treatment for you.

How do you treat plantar warts?

First, Dr. Christensen or Dr. VanYperen thoroughly examine your feet to make sure you have a wart and not another type of skin lesion. Then, they make a personalized treatment plan based on your specific condition.

The doctors at Foot Specialists of Mississippi are experts in recommending the best treatment for your unique condition. This ranges from prescription ointments and medications for minor cases to laser cautery for stubborn warts.

If you’re frustrated with plantar warts that won’t go away, call Foot Specialists of Mississippi or book an appointment online for effective treatment.