Plantar warts tend to develop on weight-bearing areas of your feet, which is why they're known for causing pain with every step you take. As a board-certified podiatrist with extensive training in diagnosing and treating plantar warts, Lawrence E. Lloyd, DPM, FACFAS, of Lloyd Podiatry Group, Inc., can help you recover from stubborn wart outbreaks. Book your foot wart exam at the practice’s Anderson or Fishers, Indiana, clinic locations by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling either office directly.
Plantar warts develop when human papillomavirus (HPV) enters your skin through a weakened spot, like a cut. Because HPV thrives in warm, dark, damp environments, if you walk barefoot through a gym locker room or even on a pool deck, you can come into contact with the virus.
Not everyone develops plantar warts after HPV enters their skin. Your chances of struggling with warts are higher because of:
While anyone can develop warts at any age, your risk is higher if you’re younger. Children and teenagers more commonly struggle with warts than adults.
Even though they’re not really a serious health concern, warts can certainly be unsightly and embarrassing. Common signs and symptoms of foot warts include:
Plantar warts can be stubborn to treat — particularly in children — and can even spread to other areas of your body. If you start noticing warts developing, especially if you have a history of foot warts, schedule an exam at Lloyd Podiatry Group to get started on treatment right away.
Yes, not only to properly treat your current wart outbreak but also to prevent future issues. At Lloyd Podiatry Group, both children and adults can get effective treatment for minor to complex cases of foot warts. Your plantar wart treatment plan may include:
For more stubborn warts, Dr. Lloyd could recommend a minor surgical procedure known as electrodesiccation and curettage. This in-office treatment involves numbing the area around your warts and using an electric needle to destroy and cut them away.
Schedule a plantar warts evaluation for you or your child at Lloyd Podiatry Group today. You can conveniently book your appointment online or over the phone.