Linh Nguyen, DPM
3334 Paper Mill Rd
Phoenix, MD 21131
(410) 666-FOOT (3668)
F: (410) 666-3669

Plantar Warts Treatment in Phoenix, MD

Plantar warts are tough, grainy growths that typically appear on the bottom of the foot, particularly in areas subjected to high pressure. They develop when the human papillomavirus (HPV) penetrates the skin on the soles of the feet through small cuts or openings.

Types of Plantar Warts

Individuals with weakened immune systems, such as children and the elderly, are more susceptible to developing plantar warts due to viral infections. While most plantar warts are visible, some grow inward under pressure, forming calluses. The two main types of plantar warts are:

  1. Solitary wart: A single wart that may enlarge and give rise to additional “satellite” warts.
  2. Mosaic wart: Multiple warts cluster together in one area, often presenting a challenge in treatment.

Symptoms of Plantar Warts

While plantar warts may resolve on their own over time, many individuals seek prompt relief. Podiatric treatment aims to completely remove the wart rather than merely conceal it. Common signs of plantar warts include:

  • Development of small, fleshy, rough growths
  • Formation of hard, thickened skin
  • Presence of small clotted blood vessels
  • Pain or tenderness when walking or standing

Diagnosis and Treatment of Plantar Warts

Diagnosis typically involves a simple physical examination by a healthcare provider, who may extract a portion of the lesion for further testing if necessary.

Treatment options range from over-the-counter remedies to professional intervention. When self-care measures prove ineffective, consulting a podiatrist is advisable. Conservative, non-invasive treatments may include:

  • Prescription-strength wart medications
  • Cryotherapy (freezing the wart off)
  • Immune therapy
  • Minor surgery to excise the wart
  • Laser treatment

Seeking professional guidance ensures effective management of plantar warts and alleviates associated discomfort.

Office Hours

Monday: 8:30am 5:00pm
Tuesday: 1:30pm 7:00pm
Wednesday: 10:30am 5:00pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 8:30am 5:00pm
Saturday: By Appointment

Office Location

Family Foot and Ankle Care

3334 Paper Mill Road
Phoenix, MD 21131-1419
O: 410-666- FOOT (3668)
F: 410-666-3669