Plantar warts are hard, grainy growths that are the result of Human Papilloma virus (HPV). HPV is the most common viral infection that affects the skin.
Signs and symptoms of plantar warts can include:
- A small, fleshy, rough, grainy growth (lesion) on the bottom of the foot
- Hard, thickened skin (callus) over a well-defined spot on the skin, where a wart has grown inwards
- Black pinpoints, which are commonly called wart seeds but are actually small clotted blood vessels
- A lesion that interrupts the normal lines and ridges in the skin of your foot
- Pain or tenderness when walking or standing
Plantar warts should be treated promptly to prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of the skin. Our Podiatrists can help you treat and manage the spread of plantar warts. If they are a problem for you, call our clinic to arrange an appointment.