Plantar Warts – Symptoms and Causes 

Plantar Warts - Symptoms and Causes Warts are a bumpy nuisance! They appear as a hardened and grainy skin growth that occurs on the heels or balls of one’s foot due to a virus. The unevenness often causes pain as you walk or your stance becomes uneven. Plantar warts are a result of human papillomavirus. They cause the skin to become hard and painful. Other symptoms include lesions on the bottom of your feet, a round skin callus, black spots, and pain. The cracks in the feet allow for the virus to enter, causing warts.
Warts can be left untreated, but if so, they are likely to last for one to two years. If left untreated, they will most likely cause a change in your stance, which causes other problematic issues to occur.  Therefore top Scottsdale podiatrist, Dr. Mark Forman, DPM, M.B.A., FAPWCA suggests, as well as Podiatry Today, to apply some home remedies to see if it disappears on its own.

Home Remedies

Luckily there are home remedies that might help. Dr. Mark Forman and Podiatrist Today suggest the following home remedies that can aid in helping you feel better. Such treatments include topical ointments when the skin is clean and dry:
  • Applying salicylic acid.
  • Applying zinc sulfate.
However, warts usually persist and therefore a visit to our top notch Scottsdale specialist, Dr. Forman and his highly specialized team at Put Your Feet First is necessary to help you heal quickly and resume your daily activities comfortably.

Doctor’s Visit

Luckily, we at Put Your Feet First, are able to cure you from these warts in our office.  Dr. Mark Forman, DPM and his team treat this ailment (as well as many others) and will provide you with the necessary comfort and care to rid yourself of this nuisance in the least invasive way.
Of course, we will need to visit with you to ensure it is warts you are faced with instead of other possible conditions. We ensure you will receive a full examination so we can learn the exact condition you have and then provide you with all your options.
It is critical to take care of this issue quickly as warts can spread easily with direct contact or by shared items like blankets. If it is untreated, it may spread throughout your body and even cause posture issues leading to increased pain.
Dr. Mark Forman, DPM, and his staff at Put Your Feet First, are highly qualified to assist you in healing yourself from plantar warts. They will consult with you and determine the best solution with the least amount of intrusion. Please call to schedule an appointment, so you can begin living wart-free and pain free- 480.423.8400 or visit us online at Put Your Feet First.
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