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Biebel & DeCotiis Podiatry Associates

Dr. Mark A. Biebel, F.A.C.F.A.S*
Diplomate American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Dr. Mark A. DeCotiis, F.A.C.F.A.S*
Diplomate American Board of Foot and Ankel Surgery

Dr. Gina Lagnese, F.A.C.F.A.S.*
Diplomate American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Dr. Demetrios J. Grossos
Foot and Ankle Surgery

Holmdel
721 North Beers Street
Suite 2C
Holmdel, NJ 07733
(732) 888-1717

Middletown
1000 Route 35 South
Suite 101
Middletown, NJ 07748
(732) 837-3313

 

Plantar Warts
 

Plantar warts are benign (noncancerous) growths that occur on the sole, heel, or ball of the foot. Most plantar warts are diagnosed based on their appearance. They are generally rough and spongy, and most are gray, brown, or yellow with dark pinpoints—these are typically tiny capillaries that supply blood to the wart.

Plantar warts can occur when the human papilloma virus (HPV) invades the body through the skin on the bottom of the feet typically through cuts or breaks. The virus often is present on contaminated surfaces, such as the tile floors of public locker rooms, showers, and swimming pools.

Some individuals are more prone to the virus that causes plantar warts than other people. Risk factors include:


  • Repeated HPV exposure. For example, walking barefoot in public locker rooms and common public areas.
  • Having a weakened immune system.

In some cases, the virus can be transmitted to the feet from other areas of the body. This is called remote location seeding.

When first diagnosed, individuals often feel a “lump” on the bottom of the foot when standing, similar to having a stone in the shoe. If left untreated, plantar warts can grow up to 1 inch in circumference and may spread into clusters (called mosaic warts). In severe cases, they cause a change in gait or posture that results in leg or back pain.

If you suffer from plantar warts, visit your podiatrist to find effective treatment options for you.

 
 
 
Holmdel Podiatrist Biebel & DeCotiis Podiatry Associates is a poidiatry office providing Plantar Warts, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Holmdel, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07733 area and surrounding areas in Holmdel