Warts are common skin growths that are caused by a highly contagious virus known as human papilloma virus (HPV). Despite over 100 strains of HPV exist, foot warts are only caused by a few of them. The virus is usually contracted by walking on contaminated surfaces. You can avoid getting foot warts by wearing shoes when walking in gym locker rooms or near swimming pools. Many people mistake foot warts for calluses. Warts on the bottom of the feet may be hard and flat, but warts on other areas of the feet are typically soft and raised.
Anyone can develop foot warts, though they are most likely to affect children, teenagers, and individuals with weakened immune systems. Many patients are concerned about this bothersome (but very treatable) condition. To get rid of a wart, the infected skin cells must be physically destroyed. At Regency, treatment of warts is customized based on the wart size, location, and severity. Our expert staff offer various in-office procedures such as cryotherapy, pairing, injections, and topical medications to target and destroy the wart virus DNA.