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Mosaic-Type Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are significantly different from other types of regular warts. Plantar warts specifically appear as though they are growing into the skin, rather than simply growing on the skin. There are two different types of plantar warts to be aware of, mosaic-type plantar warts and myrmecial-type plantar warts. The former kind is particularly interesting. Mosaic-type plantar warts derive their name from the fact that the warts appear in groups and clusters on the feet. Unlike myrmecial-type plantar warts, this kind of plantar wart is less deep in the skin and is also smaller. Nevertheless, having plantar warts is not something to necessarily take lightly. If you think that you have plantar warts, contact a podiatrist today for treatment.

Plantar warts can be very uncomfortable. If you need your feet checked, contact Ronald Pieroni, DPM from Bolingbrook Foot and Ankle Center. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

About Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are the result of HPV, or human papillomavirus, getting into open wounds on the feet. They are mostly found on the heels or balls of the feet.

While plantar warts are generally harmless, those experiencing excessive pain or those suffering from diabetes or a compromised immune system require immediate medical care. Plantar warts are easily diagnosed, usually through scraping off a bit of rough skin or by getting a biopsy.


  • Lesions on the bottom of your feet, usually rough and grainy
  • Hard or thick callused spots
  • Wart seeds, which are small clotted blood vessels that look like little black spots
  • Pain, discomfort, or tenderness of your feet when walking or standing


  • Freezing
  • Electric tool removal
  • Laser Treatment
  • Topical Creams (prescription only)
  • Over-the-counter medications

To help prevent developing plantar warts, avoid walking barefoot over abrasive surfaces that can cause cuts or wounds for HPV to get into. Avoiding direct contact with other warts, as well as not picking or rubbing existing warts, can help prevent the further spread of plantar warts. However, if you think you have developed plantar warts, speak to your podiatrist. He or she can diagnose the warts on your feet and recommend the appropriate treatment options.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Bolingbrook, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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