Plantar warts on your feet result from a virus that is introduced through a cut or crack in the skin. They are usually flat and round, unlike warts that occur on the hands or other parts of the body. They are often mistaken for a corn or callus. Our podiatrist in Plano, TX, explains more about how they are treated.
Plantar warts generally appear on the ball or heel of your foot, where you put the most pressure from walking. They may feel rough or grainy to the touch and have small black dots in the center. They can occur alone or in clusters, stay small, or grow large. It is essential to determine if you have a wart or a callus before attempting to treat it.
Many people mistake a wart for a callus. However, warts have unique features that calluses do not, including small black dots, well-defined lines, and pain when squeezed side-to-side. On the other hand, a callus:
Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which infects the skin and can lead to multiple warts – either in different spots or grouped in a cluster. They can be very uncomfortable and unsightly. Sometimes warts may go away on their own, or you can remove them with an over-the-counter treatment. If at-home treatments do not work or the wart continues to grow (or multiply), it’s important to visit our podiatrist for an evaluation.
Additionally, people with diabetes or neuropathy of the feet should not use these drugstore treatments and should instead visit our podiatrist to have it professionally removed.
The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about hammertoe and other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Dallas Podiatry Works, with a convenient podiatry office in Plano, TX, by calling 972.564.8556 or by clicking here.
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The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.
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