$99 Plantar Wart Treatment in Anchorage, AK

Plantar warts are small, noncancerous growths that usually appear on the foot. These warts are caused by the HPV virus, which enters your body through cuts or breaks in the skin.

There are hundreds of types of the HPV virus, and every individual responds to an HPV infection differently. Transmission from person to person is not all that common, although it is easier for the virus to live in warm, moist climates.

Even though plantar warts rarely cause complications, they can lead to pain and discomfort in the affected area. Book a same-day appointment with top dermatologists on Sesame to get immediate attention for warts and other skin conditions. No hidden fees. No insurance markups. Book now.

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About plantar wart

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Plantar warts are small, noncancerous growths that usually appear on the foot. These warts are caused by the HPV virus, which enters your body through cuts or breaks in the skin at the bottom of your foot. Plantar warts usually develop around weight-bearing areas of the foot such as the soles or the heels.

Plantar warts are generally harmless and often go away with time and treatment.

Common symptoms of plantar warts include:

  • Small, rough growths on the bottom of your feet (primarily the soles of your feet and your heels)
  • Black dots at the center of the wart (clotted blood vessels)
  • Pain or tenderness when you stand or walk on the affected area

There are hundreds of types of the HPV virus, and every individual responds to an HPV infection differently. Because of this, you may come into contact with the HPV virus that causes warts and experience no symptoms at all. Transmission from person to person is not all that common, although it is easier for the virus to live in warm, moist climates. The floors of public showers or around swimming pools are areas that are commonly contaminated with wart-causing viruses.

Plantar warts are not a medical emergency, and rarely cause complications. Pain and tenderness in the affected area are the most common problems associated with plantar warts. If you have to adjust how you stand to avoid putting pressure on the wart, you may experience some soreness or muscle pain from holding your body abnormally.

If you have attempted self-care treatment, if the wart begins to bleed, or if you have a pre-existing medical condition such as diabetes or HIV/AIDS, talk to a health care professional to discuss treatment options.

Treatment Options

Most plantar warts are harmless and do not require medical treatment. However, if the wart has begun to spread or if it is causing you pain, you may want to speak to a health care provider to discuss treatment options.

Below are common treatments for plantar warts. During your appointment, talk to your provider about the treatment plan that is right for you.

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