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Plantar Warts Treatment

What Are Plantar Warts?

Plantar warts are noncancerous growths that develop on the soles of the feet as a result of the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV enters the body through tiny breaks in the skin, which are often present beneath pressure points, either on the heels or balls of the feet. These warts appear on the skin as a small, hard bump that may be gray or brown with well-defined boundaries. Because of their location, some patients that have them may experience pain or tenderness while walking.

How To Treat Plantar Warts

While plantar warts are not usually a serious condition, many patients experience pain or embarrassment regarding this condition and may desire treatment for comfort or aesthetic motivations. Still, patients should seek medical attention if they have warts that are painful, change in appearance or color, multiply or interfere with normal day-to-day activities.

For patients with diabetes or circulatory disorders, it’s crucial to seek immediate treatment in order to reduce the risk of serious complications. Since diabetes may cause poor circulation and prevent injuries from healing easily, you are more susceptible to infections. So, even if you notice a plantar wart early, it might not heal properly if you try to treat them on your own.

Plantar Warts Removal

Plantar wart removal may be done through several noninvasive procedures, including cryotherapy (freezing), laser surgery, cantharidin, immunotherapy, and medication injections. These outpatient procedures are usually effective in removing warts with little to no scarring.

Based on your condition, our doctors will decide which plantar warts treatment in Salisbury, MD is best for you. Still, some plantar warts may not require any treatment at all, so it’s best to consult a professional right away.

How To Prevent Plantar Warts

Patients can reduce their risk of developing plantar warts by keeping the feet clean and dry and avoiding direct contact with people who have warts. Aside from those, avoiding walking barefoot in public areas helps prevent the occurrence of plantar warts.

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To learn more about plantar warts treatment and palliative foot care, please contact us at Thomas Podiatry & Associates at 410-749-0121410-749-0121 today or click here to schedule an appointment. Our team will be happy to assist you!