It's not too hard to determine whether you have plantar warts because the signs and symptoms are easily recognizable. The most common ones tend to be:
- A small, rough-feeling growth on the bottom of the foot that can occur singly or in clusters.
- A hard, thick callus over the growth(s).
- Tenderness or pain when you put pressure on the area(s), such as by walking, and/or when you squeeze the sides of the growth(s).
- Black points on the growth(s), which are actually the wart's small, clotted blood vessels.
There are some less common but more serious signs and symptoms that definitely require medical attention. These include:
- A growth that is bleeding or changing appearance/color.
- A growth that persists, recurs, or multiplies.
- Serious pain along the growth that can interfere with everyday life.
Warts are a common pathology seen at Aloha Foot and Ankle Associates. Our doctors have the experience to treat these growths successfully. If you think you may be dealing with any of the above signs and symptoms, call our office today for an appointment!
Visoth Chan, DPM
Dr. Visoth Chan is the owner and medical director of Aloha Foot and Ankle Associates. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience. Following this, she received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at the California School of Podiatric Medicine in Oakland. She subsequently completed her podiatric surgical residency at White Memorial in Los Angeles. She takes great pride in her role at Aloha Foot and Ankle Associates and strives to make sure her patients have the best care possible. When not treating patients, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family, especially her daughter, Emmylou.