Plantar Wart Specialist

Desert Foot & Ankle

Podiatry & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Mesa, AZ & Phoenix, AZ

Plantar warts aren’t anything serious, but they can certainly become uncomfortable and unsightly. If you have a case of plantar warts, book an evaluation at Desert Foot and Ankle in Phoenix or Mesa, Arizona. The top-rated podiatrists can diagnose and treat your plantar warts on the spot, so you can heal as quickly as possible. Book your plantar wart evaluation online or call either location to speak with a team member.

Plantar Wart Q & A

Why do I have plantar warts?

Plantar warts, also called foot warts, develop when the human papillomavirus (HPV) enters your skin. HPV can enter through the tiniest cut or abrasion, although not everyone who comes into contact with HPV develops warts. Your chances of having foot warts are higher if you have a weakened immune system or poor circulation.

The HPV strain thrives in dark and damp environments. So if you walk barefoot in a gym locker room or on a pool deck, the viral infection can easily invade your skin and cause a case of plantar warts.

What are the symptoms of plantar warts?

Plantar warts can be solitary or mosaic. Solitary foot warts are lone warts that tend to increase in size. In some cases, these warts cause additional solitary warts to develop in surrounding areas. Mosaic warts are clusters of several warts that grow closely together in one area.

No matter which type of plantar wart outbreak you have, you may experience:

  • Patches of thickened skin
  • Pain when putting pressure on the wart
  • Tiny black dots within warts, which are broken blood vessels

Before your case of foot warts worsens or spreads, schedule an exam at Desert Foot and Ankle. Your dedicated podiatrist can treat you right in the office, so you won’t have to live another day with embarrassing foot warts.

Is there treatment for plantar warts?

Yes, and at Desert Foot and Ankle, you can receive the most advanced and effective plantar wart treatments. One of the best solutions for destroying plantar warts is cryotherapy. This treatment involves using a topical solution to freeze your warts on the spot. As an alternative, you may also benefit from:

  • Laser therapy
  • Topical antiviral creams
  • Oral antiviral medications
  • In-office surgery to remove warts

Because plantar warts can be incredibly difficult to treat, you should never try to treat them on your own. The dedicated team of podiatrists at Desert Foot and Ankle offer plenty of solutions to help you recover from a plantar wart outbreak, no matter how minor or how severe your warts may be.

Book your plantar wart evaluation at Desert Foot and Ankle and get started on treatment right away. Schedule your appointment online or over the phone.