Treatment To End Foot Warts
There are more than 3 million U.S. cases each year of patients complaining of foot warts. In other words, you are not alone and this problem is very common. Foot warts are tricky for several reasons.
One reason is because warts are viral and spread to other parts of the body causing new warts. Warts can spread to other areas of the foot or even the hands wjole touching one’s wart. For this reason, if you accidentally touch your wart, always wash your hands with soap and water afterwards.
Another risky aspect of a foot wart is that it can not just spread to other parts of your body but to those around you. Warts are very contagious and spread mainly with contact of a contaminated object.
Because of their extreme contagiousness, it is important to seek out a foot doctor right way to treat this problem. Even using a sock that hasn’t been thoroughly washed can cause the spread of warts. Foot warts are sometimes painful to walk on.
You may notice inside the wart that there are tiny black dots. This is one of the main ways to tell if you do in fact have a wart. These black dots are blood vessels feeding the wart from the virus.
Why Your Current Medicine Is Not Working
Over-the-counter wart medicine only works 50% of the time. It is best to see a podiatrist and get rid of the wart. In our experience, freezing therapy or peeling therapy kills the wart and the blood flow to the wart. In many cases, one should also take medicine to help kill the virus as well.
It is time to see a doctor when the wart is either too painful, you’ve tried treating the wart but it persists, you have discomfort that interferes with your different activities, you have diabetes and an infectious sore from the wart can cause serious problems, you have a weakened immune system, or you aren’t sure if it is a lesion or a wart.
Definitely, see a podiatrist for any foot problem if you suffer from diabetes.
Schedule A Consultation
The American Foot and Ankle Specialists have locations in Sun City and Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. John Erotas and Dr. Michael Stegman have helped cure their patients of plantar warts for over 30 years and we are dedicated to curing all our patients’ foot problems and ensuring our patients are satisfied with their treatment.
Call 480-483-9000 and schedule your consultation now!
By John Erotas