b. Signs/Symptoms of Plantar Warts. Included are the following:
Flattened tumors surrounded by cornfield epithelium.
NOTE: Plantar warts are the same as warts on the hands, the only difference being the
location of the wart on the feet.
c. Treatment of Plantar Warts. There are many ways to treat warts, from
covering the wart with a clove of garlic to laser treatment. Here is the AMEDD
procedure to be followed:
Pare wart until bleeding or pain occurs.
(3) Apply a solution of 40 percent salicylic acid plaster and keep this in
place for one week.
Repeat paring, applying solution, debriding until the plantar warts are
Use foam pads in boots to relieve pressure and prevent recurrence.
2-23. PSYCHOSOMATIC FOOT DISORDERS
An individual with a psychosomatic illness has physical symptoms that have a
psychological or emotional origin ("psycho" means mind and "soma" means body).
a. Studies of Psychosomatic. Studies have revealed that the mind and the
body are not separate. What affects the mind often affects the body. It is common for a
person to have a headache after quarreling with someone or to have to urinate
frequently before an examination. More serious psychosomatic illnesses include peptic
ulcer, eczema, colitis, and bronchial asthma. Foot diseases may also be included in a
listing of these illnesses that are caused by psychological or emotional stress; for
example, some skin diseases of the feet.