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Plantar WartPlantar warts can affect many people, especially those who wear popular summertime shoes that expose and air their feet. While Plantar warts do not provide any serious health concerns according to Mark Kaufmann, an associate clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, there are still preventive methods and treatments for those who wish to remove them. Kaufmann recommends using duct tape and/or salicylic acid-based products. Even though these methods may work, Kaufmann highly advises all patients to consult their doctor before trying any therapies.     

Plantar warts can be painful and burdensome. If you are experiencing plantar warts you might want to speak with a podiatrist like Dr. Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot & Ankle. Dr. Crismali can evaluate your condition and provide you with the right treatment for your feet.

All about Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are warts that are only found on the feet, hence the term plantar, which means “relating to the foot.” They are caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV, and occur when this gets into open wounds on the feet. The warts themselves are hard bumps on the foot and easily recognizable, mostly found on the heels or ball of the foot. For the most part, plantar warts are harmless, but they can cause some pain, discomfort, and are often unsightly, so removing them is often the first step taken.

Plantar warts can cause some pain while standing, sometimes felt as tenderness on the sole of your foot. Unless the wart has grown into the foot behind a callus, you will be able to see the fleshy wart. Because plantar warts are not cancerous or dangerous, a podiatrist should only be consulted if there is an excess amount of pain associated with getting them, if they are affecting your walking, or if they continually come back. However, anyone who suffers from diabetes or a compromised immune system disease should seek out care immediately.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Hesperia, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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