Patient Education

Warts on the Foot and Ankle

WartWarts found on the foot and ankle often referred to as Plantar Warts, are hard, grainy growths that appear on the bottom of the heels or at the balls of the feet. They are caused by viruses. A small crack in the skin or a decrease in the immune system allows the virus to enter and remains in the dermal layer.

Treatment of Warts

Treatment of WartsPlantar warts may be treated with home remedies and over-the-counter acid medication. If they become resistant to home treatment, painful or spread, however, you need to consult a podiatrist for care.

Doctor’s treatments include freezing the warts with liquid nitrogen, removing the wart with laser or surgery, or applying heavy acid strength with serial debridement at the office.