Plantar warts (foot warts) are skin growths that are caused by a viral infection. They have a spongy appearance with tiny red or black spots. They are usually small but can grow bigger and in clusters (mosaic warts).
Plantar warts are not harmful but they can cause irritation and pain. They can spread also around the body and from person to person (direct skin to skin or contact with contaminated surfaces).
Foot warts are a common foot condition we treat at Fairfield Sports Podiatry. While common, foot warts are not to be taken lightly and treatment should be sought as warts can become painful and can also spread. Our podiatrist Daniel has treated many patients with plantar warts successfully. If you think you have a plantar wart and would like to discuss treatment, please call us at 9728 6389.
Daniel will examine your foot to see the level of thickness of the wart and how many lesions you have and we will determine the level of treatment you need. This can involve debridement, topical ointments or silver nitrate applications depending on his assessment of your wart.
Tip: Avoid direct contact with warts. Wash your hands if they have been in contact with warts to avoid further spreading.