Plantar warts are warts that appear anywhere on the foot, but normally on the bottom. A wart is an area of tissue that appears thickened, raised, and is normally circular. They are normally not painful unless there is an application of pressure. Contact with the human papilloma virus (HPV) is the main reason warts develop. Anyone can have a wart, but warts occur more frequently in children and the elderly. Symptoms of warts include:
A circular area or clusters of thick, raised tissue
Pain when squeezed or stepped on
Tiny black dots (dried blood)
The majority of warts will go away with outside intervention but it may take a long time. Many individuals desire to have the wart gone as quickly as possible and opt to treat with products purchased from the store. Do not try to treat it on your own because you could damage your skin or otherwise injure yourself. Visit a physician who will give you proper removal instructions, prescribe medications, or will remove it for you. Different medications that treat warts are topical or oral treatments. Laser therapy, freezing (cryotherapy), acid treatments, and minor surgery are also viable options. If wart removal is successful, there is still the possibility it may return.