Plantar warts on your feet result from a virus that is introduced through a cut or
crack in the skin. They are usually flat and round, unlike warts that occur on the
hands or other parts of the body. They are often mistaken for a corn or callus. Our
specialist for women’s foot care in Sugar Land explains more about how they are
Identifying Plantar Warts
Plantar warts generally appear on the ball or heel of your foot, where you put the
most pressure from walking. They may feel rough or grainy to the touch and have
small black dots in the center. They can occur alone or in clusters, stay small, or
grow large. It is essential to determine if you have a wart or a callus before
attempting to treat it.
Callus or Wart?
Many people mistake a wart for a callus. However, warts have unique features that
calluses do not, including small black dots, well-defined lines, and pain when
squeezed side-to-side. On the other hand, a callus:
Has no dots
Is painful when pushed on directly
Causes of Warts
Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which infects the skin and
can lead to multiple warts – either in different spots or grouped in a cluster. They
can be very uncomfortable and unsightly. Sometimes warts may go away on their
own, or you can remove them with an over-the-counter treatment. If at-home
treatments do not work or the wart continues to grow (or multiply), it’s important
to visit our podiatrist for an evaluation.
Additionally, people with diabetes or neuropathy of the feet should not use these
drugstore treatments and should instead visit our podiatrist to have it
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The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is
for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and
other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Vargas Foot & Ankle
Specialists, with a convenient podiatry office in Sugar Land, can click here or call 281-313-0090.