Foot & Ankle Premier Specialists
Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Bayonne, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgefield, & Bloomfield, NJ
Warts can occur anywhere on your body, but when it comes to your feet, warts can quickly spread and become painful because of warm and damp conditions. At Foot & Ankle Premier Specialists, located in Bayonne, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgefield, and Bloomfield, New Jersey, you can meet with expert podiatrists who provide clinical-grade wart treatments. Before your warts progress any further, schedule an exam either online or over the phone today.
Warts Q & A
What causes foot warts?
Plantar warts (foot warts) are caused by a viral infection known as human papillomavirus (HPV). This wart-causing virus often enters the skin on your feet through a weak spot, like a cut or wound. As the viral invader, which thrives in warm, moist, dark areas, makes inroads, warts begin surfacing.
You may have a single foot wart, or clusters of them (mosaic warts). In any case, your immune system response is what determines your risk of developing warts and the severity of those warts. If you have a weakened immune system due to chronic disease, your risk of developing warts rises.
Foot warts are also common in children and teens, as well as athletes who may spend time walking around barefoot in damp communal gym locker rooms or showers (ideal conditions for HPV).
Do I need to see a podiatrist for warts?
Yes. The issue with plantar warts is that they can be incredibly stubborn. If you don’t have warts properly treated, not only can they worsen and become painful, but they can even spread to other areas of your body.
The highly skilled podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Premier Specialists encourage you to come in for a wart evaluation soon if you notice any of the following issues:
- Small growths that have black pinpoints (signs of clotted vessels)
- Shooting pains or tenderness while walking or running
- Thickened calluses over warts
During your wart evaluation at Foot & Ankle Premier Specialists, your dedicated podiatrist doesn’t just treat your warts, they also talk with you about preventive measures you can take to decrease your risk of recurrence. For instance, it’s essential always to wear shower shoes in gym locker rooms or even near swimming pools.
What are my options for treating foot warts?
Treating plantar warts depends on the severity of your condition, as well as whether or not your warts have spread. Your podiatrist may recommend any of the following wart treatments:
- Wart removal with an electric needle (electrodesiccation and curettage)
- Prescription-strength salicylic or trichloroacetic acid solutions
- Freezing medicine, also known as “cryotherapy”
- Pulsed-dye laser treatments
Foot & Ankle Premier Specialists tailors your wart treatment plan to fit your condition and symptoms, so you can expect relief from the most stubborn of warts.
Book your wart evaluation at Foot & Ankle Premier Specialists directly through the website. You can also call any clinic location directly to book a visit.
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