If you have tenderness on an area on the bottom of your foot, you may have a plantar wart. This type of wart is caused by human papillomavirus that enters through weak spots, such as a small break or cut, on the bottom of your feet. Having a wart on foot is a common condition, and many times the wart will go away on its own. However, because of the potential pain and the location of the wart, you may choose to use one of the many treatment methods to get rid of it.
If you have a plantar wart, you may experience various signs and symptoms, such as:
Some people are more susceptible to plantar warts. People whose immune system is weak, such as the elderly, children, and people with chronic health conditions, are at higher risk of developing warts. So are those who walk barefoot in moist environments, such as locker rooms or pools, and people who have had plantar warts before.
Although there are over-the-counter remedies, these take time, such as weeks, for complete wart removal. For faster treatment, we can recommend a number of options. We can prescribe medication that is stronger and more effective at getting rid of the wart, or we can freeze off the wart using cryotherapy. We also provide laser treatment or minor surgery to remove the wart in one session. Fill out our online form or give us a call at 401-949-3220 to make an appointment for wart diagnosis and removal.