Painful growths on the bottom of your feet may mean you have plantar warts. Hosey and Murphy Foot & Ankle Centers, with multiple locations in Clinton Township, Sterling Heights, and Mount Clemens, Michigan, offer comprehensive care for bothersome warts. The podiatry team provides customized plans and innovative treatments, like laser therapy, to relieve wart pain and prevent the spread of infection. Schedule a consultation for painful warts today by calling the Hosey and Murphy Foot & Ankle Centers office nearest you or by requesting an appointment online now.
Warts are growths that develop on the skin, often appearing as round or oval-shaped bumps. These bumps occur on the surface of the skin after you come into contact with a virus.
Often, people develop warts on the bottom of their feet -- known as plantar warts -- from walking barefoot around public areas like pools, locker rooms, or the gym. You can also develop warts by touching warts on other people.
Some warts feature tiny black dots in their center, which are actually blood vessels that provide nutrients to the wart.
You can develop a single wart on the surface of your skin or notice a cluster of warts that join together and form patches.
To prevent the spread of infection to other areas of your body and to other people, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation for a wart with the staff at Hosey and Murphy Foot & Ankle Centers as soon as possible.
The podiatric team at Hosey and Murphy Foot & Ankle Centers is highly skilled in identifying warts through a physical exam of the affected area.
Depending on the location and size of the wart, your provider designs a plan to treat it. The goal of wart treatments is to eliminate the growth and reduce your risks for developing pain or issues with your mobility.
The team at Hosey and Murphy Foot & Ankle Centers offers comprehensive treatment for painful warts, including plantar warts. In many cases, your provider may initially recommend topical medications to shrink the wart and ease any discomfort you have.
If topicals aren’t enough to eliminate the wart, your podiatrist may recommend laser treatments to destroy the structure of the wart. When you’re not a candidate for laser therapy or treated warts return, you may need surgery to remove the wart and prevent recurrent growths.
There’s no need to suffer with painful warts. Schedule a consultation at the Hosey and Murphy Foot & Ankle Centers today using the online booking feature or by calling the office nearest you.