By John Erotas
December 03, 2014
A foot wart, also known as a Plantar Wart, can be a very tricky foot condition to get rid of. At American Foot and Ankle Specialists, located in Scottsdale, AZ, we specialize in eliminating our patients’ warts quickly because not only can they be painful but also warts are extremely contagious.
Without proper care, one wart on your foot can easily turn into many and your partners are at risk as well. The quicker that we get rid of the wart, the safer off you will inevitably be. This is why we recommend that you see a Scottsdale podiatrist as soon as you can.
Warts are actually an infection of the top layer of the skin, caused by a virus. If you look closely at your wart, you may notice tiny black dots throughout. These are blood vessels that the virus uses to feed the wart. This is the main reason why warts are so difficult to remove on one’s own; they are an outgrowth of a deeper problem, a virus.
At The American Foot and Ankle Specialists, we will guide you on how to get rid of the virus as well as the wart. Warts occur when the virus comes into contact with your skin. This is how they can spread to other areas of your body. You can get warts from touching someone else's body or by touching your own wart in various ways.
It is important not to pick at your warts and to wash your hands any time you touch one of your warts. This will greatly reduce the chances that it will spread.
Many warts go away on their own after several weeks or months but most doctors agree that it is better to treat the wart at home or in an office as soon as it appears. If a wart persists after a month or two, it is time to a Scottsdale foot doctor.
There are several methods that a podiatrist may use to treat your wart including various acidic medicines, cryotherapy, or chemical peels. Your doctor may also prescribe you an anti-biotic to attack the virus.
Dr. Michael Stegman and Dr. John Erotas at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists podiatry office in Scottsdale, AZ will help you eliminate this wart quickly before it spreads! Call 480-483-9000 and schedule your consultation at our Scottsdale podiatry office today! Same and next day appointments are often available.
By John Erotas