Warts Specialist

Warts aren’t just unsightly and embarrassing, they can be painful if they’re rubbing when you wear shoes and walk. One of southeast Florida’s expert board-certified podiatrists, Daniel Bell, DPM, PA, can help. His offices, Daniel Bell DPM Foot and Ankle Institute, in Plantation and Pembroke Pines, Florida, always welcome new patients who struggle with warts. Make your appointment online, or call the office today. You’ll get wart relief in as little as one visit.

Warts Q & A

What causes warts?

Warts are small skin growths caused by a virus (human papillomavirus, or HPV) that infects your skin’s top layer. When the virus sneaks in, usually through broken skin, warts start growing. Warts thrive in warm, moist areas, including your feet. You can get warts anywhere on your body, but plantar warts grow on the soles of your feet, making walking and standing painful.

Which wart treatment is best?

Dr. Bell helps you determine which wart treatment is best for you — you might need to try several. Some of the custom wart treatment options include:

  • Topical medications, like salicylic acid
  • Freezing
  • Surgical removal
  • Injections

How do I know if I have warts?

Warts, especially plantar warts, often get mixed up with calluses. Tiny blood vessels grow into warts, giving them their own blood supply. You’ll see the blood vessel in the wart — it’ll look like a tiny black dot right in the center. Because calluses don’t have their own blood supply, they don’t have this distinct feature and surface as only a smooth bump.

You’ll know if you have plantar warts if you feel like there’s a rock in your shoe. Plantar warts grow up into your skin and as you walk on them, you’ll start feeling discomfort, tenderness, and pain. Because it’s so easy for warts to spread to other areas, sometimes a big wart is surrounded by little warts, resulting in a cluster of warts.  

Can I prevent warts from coming back?

Although you might not be able to prevent warts from reappearing again, you can certainly do a few things to minimize your chances of another wart outbreak. Because warts thrive in warmth and humidity, do your best you can to keep the area dry. This is especially important with plantar warts on your feet.

When you work out or sweat, change your socks right away, or use a moisture-minimizing foot powder. At the gym, wear shower shoes or flip-flops to lessen your chances of allowing the wart-causing virus to get into your skin. Between preventive measures and treatment with Dr. Bell, you shouldn’t have to live with warts forever.

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We proudly accept all major PPO insurances, Worker's Comp, (LOP) Letter of Protection, and (PIP) Personal Injury Protection. If you do not see your carrier listed or you have questions about our insurance policy, please contact our office.

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    Everyone was extremely accommodating and professional and Dr Bell has a great bedside manner. We were so lucky to get him!

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    "Dr Daniel Bell is a great podiatrist. He is very professional and highly knowledgeable in his field."

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    "Dr. Bell is the best podiatrist I have visited. I have been to his office because of an ankle problem and an ingrown nail and I was treated with excellent care."

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