4 Treatments for Painful Plantar Warts


Plantar warts grow in the plantar fascia on the bottom of your foot and are usually found in the areas that are under the most pressure. These areas are in the heel and ball of the foot that are often covered with calloused skin. The only sign of the wart will be a small bump and pain in the area when weight is applied to the foot. They will sometimes go away on their own without causing any problems. Since they are hard to treat without causing other damage, it’s best to have the treatment done at your foot doctor’s office. 

4 excellent treatments for painful plantar warts include the following:

  1. Laser treatment—This is a practically painless procedure that uses advanced laser light to melt the wart away while sealing the blood vessels that supply the wart so it can no longer grow.

  2. Freezing—Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the wart so it breaks apart in larger chunks. This also cauterizes the blood vessels to prevent any bleeding.

  3. Acid removal—Strong concentration salicylic acid is applied to help peel the thick skin and wart away in layers. This method is often used in combination with freezing.

  4. Surgical removal—In very severe cases the wart will have to be cut out with a scalpel. 

Since warts are spread by contact with a virus, protecting your feet in public places like showers and locker rooms can help avoid getting them, 

If you need help treating painful plantar warts, contact your foot care professional for removal to prevent further complications. At Monroe Foot & Ankle Care, Dr. Elliott M. Perel treats a variety of conditions including diabetic foot problems, bunions, nail fungus, arthritis, and heel pain. Equipped with advanced technologies including shockwave therapy, MLS Laser treatment, and computerized gait analysis, Monroe Foot & Ankle Care provides specialized, high-quality service for patients across central New Jersey, including Monroe Township. For any problems you may be experiencing with your feet and ankles, contact our Monroe Township/Jamesburg office at (732) 521-2155.