Re: Plantar Wart

The black spots you note on the plantar (bottom) aspect of your foot are actually thrombosed capillaries. The wart virus causes the epidermal skin cells to grow rapidly and in an irregular manner which pushes on the nerves and capillaries in the dermis causing the appearance you see.

There is no single treatment for warts that works on everyone unfortunately.

I am not particularly fond of using the topical salicylic acid. I discuss the options available with the patient and depending on them sometimes we will try Tagamet, sometimes Aldara, sometimes surgical excision. I always advise my patients ther is no guaranteed success with any treatment.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on August 30, 2004 at 22:09:26:

In Reply to: Planters Wart posted by Sebastian on August 30, 2004 at 21:26:51:

Lined with soft fabric on both sides, this ~2mm thick SiliposŪ proprietary gel pad is an excellent cushion to help relieve the burning sensation and discomfort of the five metatarsal heads of the foot (the ball-of-foot) by protecting the ball of foot from repeated friction and abrasion with the shoes.

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