To diagnose a plantar wart, the foot nurse will examine the patient’s foot and look for signs and symptoms of a wart.
Although plantar warts may eventually clear up on their own, most patients desire faster relief. The goal of treatment is to completely remove the wart.
The foot nurse may use topical treatments to remove the wart as well as scheduled debridement of dead wart tissue.
Regardless of the treatment approaches undertaken, it is important that the patient follow the instructions, including all home care, as well as follow-up visits with the foot nurse. Warts may return, requiring further treatment.