Warts

What are warts? A wart is a mass caused by a virus which penetrated your skin through a small opening on the bottom of your foot. The wart will develop into a cauliflower, hard, PAINFUL benign (not cancer) mass on the surface of the skin. Interestingly enough it hurts only when you squeeze the sides together, but not painful upon direct pressure. If you look closely at the bottom of your foot at the cauliflower mass you will see pinpoint bleeding. Warts have their own blood supply. Often warts are mistaken for corns or calluses. The most common wart is on the bottom of the foot, which is called a plantars wart or Verruca Plantaris. Warts are commonly found on children but less commonly found on adults.

If you think you have foot warts request an appointment for treatment at our Fort Lauderdale area office.