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Monday, 14 March 2016 14:03

Plantar Warts vs. Corns and Calluses

childrens feet15Plantar warts, not to be confused with corns or calluses, “develop as hard growths beneath calluses on the balls or heels of your feet,” which can lead to both discomfort and pain in your feet. Plantar wart growths can lead to pressure being exerted on your nerves, the reason behind the discomfort often associated with them. Plantar warts are contracted from the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is contagious and thrives in moist places. Avoid going barefoot in public areas where there is a communal pool or showers, such as locker rooms.

Plantar warts can be very uncomfortable. To learn more, see Dr. Jordan Rachlin of New York. Our doctor will treat your growing feet in addition to other podiatric-related needs.

About Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are the result of HPV, or human papillomavirus, getting into open wounds on the feet. They are mostly found on the heels or balls of the feet.

While plantar warts are generally harmless, those experiencing excessive pain or those suffering from diabetes or a compromised immune system require immediate medical care. Plantar warts are easily diagnosed, usually through scraping off a bit of rough skin or by getting a biopsy.


●     Legions on the bottom of your feet, usually rough and grainy

●     Hard or thick callused spots

●     Wart seeds, which are small clotted blood vessels that look like little black spots

●     Pain, discomfort, or tenderness of your feet when walking or standing


●     Freezing

●     Electric tool removal

●     Laser Treatment

●     Topical Creams (prescription only)

●     Over-the-counter medications

To help prevent developing plantar warts, avoid walking barefoot over abrasive surfaces that can cause cuts or wounds for HPV to get into. Avoiding direct contact with other warts, as well as not picking or rubbing existing warts, will help prevent the further spread of plantar warts. However, if you think you have developed plantar warts, speak to your podiatrist. He or she can diagnose the warts on your feet and recommend the appropriate treatment options.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Monroe, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technologies to treat your foot and ankle needs.

Read more about plantar warts.

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