What causes warts?
Foot warts develop when human papillomavirus (HPV) enters a cut, abrasion, or wound in your skin. When HPV gets into your skin, you can develop a single wart or a cluster of warts. But not everyone who comes into contact with this viral invader develops warts. Your risk of warts increases due to:
You can even come into contact with wart-causing HPV simply by walking barefoot in a contaminated area where viruses thrive, like a sauna or gym shower. Wart viruses arenâ€™t highly contagious, but itâ€™s certainly possible to develop warts because you shared socks or shoes with someone else who has an infection.
Do warts cause symptoms?
Yes. Initially, you may notice small, fleshy growths popping up on the bottom of your foot, typically around your toes. These unsightly growths tend to have black pinpoint centers, which indicate broken blood vessels inside â€” a common trait of warts. As your warts progress, you may experience:
Plus, the more you walk on warts, the more likely they are to start growing inward. This can lead to the formation of calluses over them, which can worsen your symptoms. If any of these issues seem familiar, book an evaluation at Elite FootCare of TexasÂ right away.
How are warts treated?
As a state-of-the-art podiatric practice that houses the most technologically advanced medical equipment, Elite FootCare of Texas offers plenty of innovative wart treatments. Dr. Shepherd sits down with you and talks about your symptoms while evaluating your feet. Once he diagnoses warts, he educates you about all of your possible treatment options, which may include:
Dr. Shepherd understands how embarrassing and uncomfortable foot warts can become. As soon as he gets your current wart outbreak under control, he teaches you how to prevent future outbreaks.
Get relief from unsightly and uncomfortable foot warts by starting treatment at Elite FootCare of Texas right away. Book your wart exam either online or over the phone.