Planter warts, or a foot wart, are common and contagious. If left untreated, they may spread and you’ll surprisingly find more warts growing across your feet. This we want to avoid and as warts may cause pain, it may already be difficult for you to walk. In this way, seeing a trained podiatrist might be the answer to help you eliminate a wart.
The thing that makes warts difficult to treat is that a wart is powered by a virus. The virus feeds the wart through one’s blood making it strong as well as even making it difficult for your immune system to heal the wart condition.
A foot doctor is likely prescribe a medicine to help boost the immune system in order to fight the virus. Conservative treatments for warts include strong topical medication and if this medication does not work, laser therapy or freezing are useful treatments to destroy wart tissue. Call 480-483-9000 today for an appointment to find a foot doctor to treat your wart.
Laser wart treatment is a painless procedure as there is no discomfort from the laser pulse. The energy given off by the laser does two very important things to treat the wart. Firstly, the laser energy destroys the virus that actually causes the wart. Secondly, the laser energy eliminates the blood supply that continuously nourishes the wart. By taking away the blood supply, the wart can no longer survive in this environment.
Interestingly, it is believed that the slight inflammation caused by the laser treatment increases the body’s immune response to the area helping to further eliminate the virus feeding the wart.
A second treatment for wart removal, freezing the wart, helps to quickly eliminate a wart as well. As warts are fed by a blood supply via blood vessels, if you are able to kill the blood supply to the foot wart, the wart will eventually die and fall off. Freezing the wart using liquid nitrogen freezes the blood vessels that bring in the blood supply and therefore, the wart then dies.
If you are located in the Sun City or Scottsdale Arizona area and are interested in a wart removal, Dr. Michael Stegman and Dr. John Erotas are specially trained in removing Planter warts from the foot. Call 480-483-9000 today for an appointment.