What are the Symptoms of Plantar Warts?
If you have or suspect you have plantar warts, you may notice the presence of one or more of the following symptoms:
- Difficulty walking, standing, running, and engaging in other physical activities.
- Clotted blood vessels, also known as wart seeds, that appear in the center of each wart (little black spots).
What Causes Plantar Warts?
The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes plantar warts. The particular strain that causes plantar warts spreads in warm, moist environments such as gyms, locker rooms, and swimming pool decks. When a person walks barefoot through these areas, they can contract the virus through cuts, tears, or other open wounds on their feet.
Treatment for Plantar Warts
Here at Sunshein Podiatry Associates, we’re dedicated to offering you the most appropriate and effective treatment methods to address your plantar warts.
Some different treatments for plantar warts are:
Crytotherapy involves applying liquid nitrogen directly to your plantar warts. Freezing warts continues to be regarded as an effective approach that involves minimal scarring. The procedure, however, can be painful, which may call for the use of a local anesthetic.
A prescription-strength topical treatment is not only painless, but can also be applied in the comfort of your own home. Daily applications allow the salicylic acid to peel away the layers of skin where the plantar warts have formed until the warts disappear altogether.
If other removal methods have failed—or perhaps worked, but the warts return time and time again—it’s possible that a doctor may recommend surgery. If you elect to have your plantar warts removed by way of surgical excision, the doctor will apply a local anesthetic and cut out the growth(s). Scarring may occur, as well as post-surgery pain.
We are proud to offer Swift Therapy at Sunshein Podiatry Associates. This is the best and most effective treatment for plantar warts on the market. Why? Because Swift Therapy treats the warts from the inside-out, not the outside-in. Using precise doses of microwave energy, Swift Therapy targets not only the warts but also their underlying cause: the HPV virus. If your immune system begins to fight off the virus, then the warts will begin to disappear.
What’s more, once the virus is out of your system, the likelihood of the warts returning is slim. The treatments involve minor pain/discomfort, making Swift Therapy an ideal treatment option for those with low pain tolerance. This safe, innovative, and revolutionary new therapy has received FDA approval, and the long-lasting results are impressive.