Plantar Wart Treatment in Dallas
Plantar warts are growths that typically appear on the heels or other weight-bearing areas of the feet. These warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus enters the body through breaks in the skin, such as cuts, that are on the bottom of the feet. Plantar warts are more likely to affect children and teenagers, people with weakened immune systems, people who have a history with plantar warts, and people who walk barefoot in environments exposed to a wart-causing virus.
If you suspect you have plantar warts, you may have the following symptoms: pain or tenderness while walking, a lesion that interrupts the ridges in the skin of your foot, small fleshy lesions on the bottom of the foot, or a callus where a wart has grown inward over a well-defined spot on the skin.
HPV causes plantar warts to form and is very common. There are more than 100 kinds of the virus in existence. However, only a few of them cause warts on the feet. The other types of HPV are likely to cause warts on other parts of the body.
If you have plantar warts, Dr. Legel may try different treatment methods depending on your specific case. Some treatments for plantar warts involve freezing medicines (cryotherapy) or surgical procedures. Laser treatments and vaccines are also used to treat plantar warts.
Schedule an Appointment
Dr. Legel is currently accepting new patients with plantar warts and other foot/ankle conditions. To schedule your visit, please call our Dallas clinic at (214) 366-4600. You may also us our online contact form located at the top of this page.