While fairly uncommon, it is possible to have warts that cover larger areas on your feet. When warts appear on the feet, they are typically referred to as plantar warts. They are contracted when the human papilloma virus (HPV) enters through a small cut, scrape or crack in your skin. There are different strains of the virus but there is one that causes something called “mosaic warts.”
Mosaic warts are essentially clusters of plantar-like warts and are commonly found on the feet. These clusters don’t generally cover the whole entire foot but they can spread over large areas of your feet and toes. Due to a larger area being affected, mosaic warts on the feet can cause quite a bit of pain and discomfort. They may go away on their own but generally require specific intervention and treatment, especially if they continue to spread.
If you are notice a cluster of bumps on your foot, it may not be a simply callus or spot of dry skin. Come in and see Dr. Harvey R. Danciger so it can be properly diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. Give our office a call today at (760) 568-0108, or request an appointment with a podiatrist online.