Warts Specialist

About Feet Podiatry Center

Podiatry located in Exton, PA

Plantar warts — foot warts — aren’t just a nuisance, rather, they can cause pain and discomfort with each step you take. But with the help of the board-certified podiatrists, you can get started on clinical-grade wart treatments at About Feet Podiatry Center in Exton, Pennsylvania. Find out more by booking an exam online or by calling to speak with a team member to schedule your appointment.

Warts Q&A

What causes plantar warts?

Plantar warts are tiny growths that usually form on the bottom of your forefoot, near your toes. These unsightly warts develop when the human papillomavirus (HPV) strain gets into your skin on your feet. HPV invades cells, and infected cells often grow quicker than healthy cells nearby, which is why warts ultimately form.

You can come into contact with HPV if you:

  • Have a small cut or wound on your foot
  • Share socks or shoes with an infected person
  • Walk barefoot in a warm, damp communal area, like a locker room
  • Have a weakened immune system, as with diabetes or older age

Although anyone can certainly become infected with a wart outbreak, they’re most common in children and teens.


Do I need to see a podiatrist for warts?

Yes, especially if you have a chronic health condition or have a history of stubborn wart outbreaks. Over-the-counter wart remedies often destroy healthy surrounding tissue, which can worsen your outbreak or cause warts to come right back. 

Plus, improperly treated plantar warts can lead to foot pain and discomfort. The podiatrists at About Feet Podiatry Center encourage you to schedule an evaluation if you notice:

  • One or more abnormal growths forming
  • Growths with black pinpoint centers
  • Burning, stabbing, or shooting pains  

About Feet Podiatry Center can also help you if your warts have grown into your skin and now have thick calluses over them. 


How are foot warts treated?

Because foot warts are caused by a viral infection, they are difficult to treat. Rest assured though, the podiatrists at About Feet Podiatry Center have plenty of highly effective solutions available. Your wart treatment package may include:

  • Prescription topical creams, including salicylic acid formularies
  • Pulsed dye laser treatments 
  • Cryotherapy using liquid nitrogen
  • Electrocauterization 

About Feet Podiatry Center is dedicated to ensuring your wart treatment plan is entirely effective. All treatments are performed right in the office, so you can get all of your foot care needs met under one roof. 

About Feet Podiatry Center has high success rates for treating stubborn foot warts. Get started on your wart treatment by booking an evaluation either online or over the phone today.