Plantar Warts Specialist

Ebonie Vincent, DPM, MBMS -  - Podiatrist

Orange County Podiatry

Ebonie Vincent, DPM, MBMS

Podiatrist located in Orange, CA & Irvine, CA

The concern with plantar warts is that they can cause pain with every step you take and can even spread to other areas of your body. Before your plantar warts progress any further, schedule an exam at the office of Dr. Ebonie Vincent, DPM, MBMS, in Irvine or Orange, California. You can conveniently book a foot warts examination online, or you can call your nearest Orange County office directly to schedule.

Plantar Warts Q & A

What causes plantar warts?

Plantar warts are tiny growths on your feet that develop when you come into contact with human papillomavirus (HPV). This viral invader enters through tiny cuts or weak patches of skin and quickly penetrates into deeper skin tissue layers.

Children and teens most commonly struggle with plantar warts outbreaks, although foot warts can certainly affect anyone of any age. Your risk of having foot warts increases due to:

  • Weakened immune system
  • Prior history of plantar warts
  • Walking barefoot in dark and damp areas, like saunas

No matter what’s causing your plantar warts, you shouldn’t ignore them, since they can worsen and become painful, and even continue coming back.

When should I see a podiatrist for plantar warts?

It’s important to know the signs and symptoms of plantar warts, so you know when to schedule an exam with Dr. Ebonie Vincent, DPM, MBMS. Dr. Vincent encourages you to come in if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms.

  • Numbness or tingling
  • Bleeding or painful lesions
  • Warts that change in size or color
  • Rough or fleshy growths on your forefoot or heel
  • Thickened calluses over warts that have grown inwards

Plantar warts tend to have a dark pinpoint center, a sign of a clotted blood vessel. If any of these signs and symptoms of foot warts sound familiar, especially if you have diabetes or poor circulation, book an exam with Dr. Ebonie Vincent, DPM, MBMS, right away.

How are plantar warts treated?

Dr. Vincent understands how embarrassing and uncomfortable plantar warts can become. She thoroughly evaluates you and talks with you about all of your possible treatment options, which may include:

  • Electrodesiccation and curettage to remove warts with an electric needle
  • Prescription-strength topical salicylic acid peeling medicine
  • Cryotherapy, or freezing medicine, to kill the wart virus
  • Topical trichloroacetic acid medicine

Dr. Vincent works diligently to get your wart outbreak under control, then counsels you on how to lower your risk of foot warts in the future.

Book your plantar warts exam at an office of Dr. Ebonie Vincent, DPM, MBMS, directly through the online scheduler. You can also call your most convenient location directly to schedule.

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