How Plantar Warts Are Diagnosed

A podiatrist is the best person to diagnose plantar warts. During the visit, your podiatrist will examine the affected area to determine if it is indeed a wart. Your podiatrist may also take a sample of skin from the wart in order to obtain further analysis.

In some cases, imaging studies such as an X-ray, ultrasound, or MRI can also be used to get a more detailed view of the area and better understand the extent of the problem.

Treating Plantar Warts

The experienced podiatrists at Rocky Mountain Foot and Ankle will create an individualized treatment plan for your particular case. Treatment options may include:

Topical medications.

Your podiatrist may suggest medications such as salicylic acid be applied directly to the affected area in order to treat plantar warts.


This procedure involves the freezing of warts with liquid nitrogen and can be used to destroy tissue in the area.

Surgical removal.

Warts may need to be surgically removed if they are too large or painful. This procedure is typically done under local anesthetic and has a short recovery time.

Laser treatments.

When plantar warts keep reappearing, laser treatments can be used to target their underlying blood vessels and help stop them from growing back.

Are You Suffering From Plantar Warts In The Caldwell Or Meridian, Idaho Area?

If you're suffering from plantar warts you owe it to yourself to speak with our experienced podiatrists as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 208.855.5955 to schedule your appointment. We service all areas surrounding Meridian, Idaho as well as all areas in the Caldwell, Idaho area. We look forward to helping you!

Dr. P. Roman Burk
Providing experienced private practice podiatry services in the Caldwell and Meridian, ID area since 2007.