We offer a wide range of customizable treatments for your condition from cryotherapy to surgical removal, if all other treatments fail.
Cutting edge Plantar Wart treatment
- Chemical Treatment
A small lump on the bottom of the foot. It can have callus, little black dots, interuption of skin lines, and sometimes pain
What is a plantar wart?
A wart is a thickened and elevated small growth of skin that develops when the skin becomes infected by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts can develop anywhere on the foot, but typically occur on areas of direct pressure under the foot, such as the ball and the heel. Hard and thick callus can grow over the wart lesions as they grow inward and make them more painful. Clotted blood vessels or as the are commonly called “wart seeds” present as black dots at the base of the lesions.
In most cases a biopsy will be done to confirm the diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is established, the first step is typically a strong chemical based medicine that causes the skin where the wart lives to peel off. As that dead skin is removed, the wart is removed with it. This typically takes multiple treatments.
Liquid nitrogen can also be used to freeze the wart. Liquid nitrogen is applied to the wart and a blister forms. This dead tissue is removed and the wart is removed with it. This also requires multiple treatments. Laser can be used to kill the wart by directing the laser beam at the wart and hitting it with a high dose of laser. This also must be repeated. Lastly, surgical removal is an option if all other methods fail.
Is this the same as the STD?
No, there are many different types of viral warts. Plantar warts are spread through contact with the virus through a cut in the foot. Sexually transmitted warts are a completely different strain so the two are separate and distinct diagnosis’.
Can warts come back?
Yes, if you are re-infected you can get them again and will need to unergo repeat treatments to get rid of them.
Are they contagious?
Yes, if you live with others you should keep the bathroom clean, don’t share shoes, spray lysol on surfaces your feet have touched, and keep the wart covered with a bandaid to avoid spreading it.