Plantar warts are warts that appear on the bottom of the foot. Though benign and therefore harmless, they are caused by a highly contagious virus They can also be very painful and may appear in clusters. Ohio Foot and Ankle Specialists can help you to treat these warts on your feet.
What causes a plantar wart?
Viral infections of the top layer of the skin cause plantar warts. Specifically, a strain of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) causes plantar warts (but it is not the same strain that causes genital warts). Because they are viral in nature, they are contagious, so you may pass them to others. Avoid sharing shoes with others, and wear sandals or flip-flops in public showers, locker rooms, or near pools.
Treatment for Plantar Warts in Ohio
There are many ways to treat plantar warts. Your top podiatrist at Ohio Foot and Ankle Specialists will recommend the best treatment for you. Some of the ways that plantar warts may be treated include:
- Topical medication
- Peeling medications
- Freezing the wart with liquid nitrogen
- Minor surgery
If you’re dealing with plantar warts, we can help. You do not need to be in pain to receive treatment. Plantar warts can make you self-conscious, which is unnecessary. Contact Ohio Foot and Ankle Specialists today to schedule an appointment for plantar wart treatment.