What are the symptoms of plantar warts?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Symptoms of plantar warts are most often small, rough, hard growths on the bottoms of your feet. They are brown or gray, with a small black spot in the middle. They have well-defined borders and may cause pain when you stand or walk.

James P. Ioli, DPM
Podiatric Medicine
Symptoms of plantar warts include:
  • Fleshy, raised, well-defined boundaries (on top of foot)
  • Hard, flat, well-defined boundaries (on bottom of foot)
  • Dimpled or rough surface
  • Varying color; may be gray or brown on bottom of foot, flesh-colored or pale on top of foot
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The symptoms of plantar warts include pain on the soles of your feet while standing or walking, and rough, bumpy growths. Plantar warts also may have tiny black dots on the surface. These dots are dried blood from tiny blood vessels called capillaries. If you think you may have one or more plantar warts, contact your primary care doctor or dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.     

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