Often warts are painless, but sometimes they become painful especially if located on a part of the body that aggravates the wart. This is especially true of plantar warts that are located on the foot and sometimes take on the appearance of a blood wart.
A plantar wart is located on the posterior portion of the foot and looks almost like a callus or thickening area of the foot. This type of wart can be very painful because of the stress placed on the feet during walking and standing.
In addition, this type of wart starts off small. It begins by imbedding itself deep within the skin and then, over a period of time spreads and grows larger. This growth eventually adds to the discomfort of the individual.
These black dots appear on the upper layer of the wart and are actually specks of blood that have dried within the wart. This dried blood is due to the infection of the blood circulated in the small blood vessels known as the capillaries.
For example, a person with warts can spread the virus through direct contact, use of the same towel, washcloth, etc. Also, an individual can be infected with warts by frequenting public areas where the virus can thrive. Some of those places could include public pools, locker rooms, etc.
However, the best way to obtain relief of the painful symptoms associated with the plantar wart is to remove the wart. Those varieties of methods include excision, freezing, laser treatment, oral medication and solutions applied to the wart.