Worrisome Warts?

Posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Most Plantar Warts aren’t a serious health concern. But Plantar Warts can cause discomfort or tenderness when walking or standing. If you have diabetes, poor sensation in your feet or weakened immunity, it’s best seek professional treatment for plantar warts. Get in touch with us to learn more.

cluster of plantar wartsPlantar warts are hard, grainy growths that usually appear on the heels or balls of your feet. You may notice black pinpoints, commonly referred to as “wart seeds”. These black pinpoints are actually small clotted blood vessels.

What causes Plantar Warts?

Plantar warts are caused by viruses. The virus seeks out any tiny cuts or breaks on the bottom of your bare feet, and then makes its way into your body. To protect yourself, never go barefoot in public areas such as showers, pools, locker rooms, and gyms. Take shower shoes or waterproof sandals with you to minimize the risk.

Treating Plantar Warts

Warts can be stubborn. Treatments include topical chemicals, freezing, or burning off with a laser or electrical current. Your Chiropodist/Podiatrist will suggest a course of action for your Plantar Warts.

Learn more about Plantar Warts and treatments here. Make an appointment to end bothersome warts today!

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