Removal of Foot Warts
Everyone at least one time in their lives gets a wart. While it isn’t pretty, it is often a fact of life. As a podiatrist, it is my job to get rid of a foot wart, or Plantar wart, for you as soon as possible and here is why: warts are extremely contagious and leaving their disappearance to chance can cause them to spread quickly to other parts of the body.
If you have a wart on your foot that has been there for weeks and months, it is definitely time to see a podiatrist. This wart has proven to you that it will not disappear on it's own. There are many ways to get rid of a wart and sometimes, over the counter medication just isn’t strong enough.
Treating A Wart
Warts can grow, spread, and refuse to die because they are fed by a virus. If you look closely at the wart, you will find tiny black dots. These are blood vessels that a virus uses to “nourish” the wart. If want to get rid of a wart fast before it spreads, you’ll need to treat the virus and the wart at the same time.
At the American Foot and Ankle Specialists, we can help you treat both. There are several different strategies that can be implemented to get rid of a persistent wart.
One of the best ways to treat a wart is a strong peeling medication. Using prescription strength salicylic acid, we remove layers of the wart a little bit at the time. Applying acid and medication to boost the immune system helps kill the wart. This treatment can be done at home with occasional visits to the podiatrist.
Another popular treatment is freezing medicine or cryotherapy. Using liquid nitrogen, I can freeze the area killing off the wart and it’s blood supply. Some studies indicate that this treatment can be more effective when combined with the stronger peeling acidic medications.
If your wart persists through these tough treatments, we can implement a minor surgery to remove the wart. This is a simple procedure that cuts away the wart and destroys it.
Dr. John Erotas and Dr. Michael Stegman of the American Foot and Ankle Specialists have treated warts for over 30 years and are confident that they can help you eliminate this problem. It is best to see your podiatrist quickly and get treatment before the foot wart has a chance to spread to other parts of the body.
Our practice is geared toward patient satisfaction and we do everything in power to make sure our patients are comfortable and there foot condition is healed as quickly as possible.
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By Michael Stegman