Are you bothered by unsightly or painful warts on your feet? If so, seek treatment with Eastside Podiatry PLLC, located in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Led by Hatim Burhani, DPM, FACFAS, and Siraj Panchbhaiya, DPM, FACFAS, the practice offers an array of wart treatment and removal options. Allow the team at Eastside Podiatry PLLC to help you find the right wart removal plan for you by booking an appointment online or calling the office today.
Warts are small, rough, raised growths caused by viral infections.
Warts can grow anywhere on your body. When they grow on the bottoms of your feet or your heels, they’re called plantar warts.
If you experience or notice any of the following on your feels or bottoms of your feet, you may have a plantar wart:
Because they bear weight, plantar warts sometimes grow inward under calluses. In this case, you’ll notice a small hole in the center of the callus.
Plantar warts can go away on their own but consider medical intervention for a wart if:
You should also consider medical intervention if you’re not sure whether or not your lesion is actually a wart.
Plantar warts happen when the human papillomavirus (HPV) infiltrates your skin through tiny cuts, breaks, or weak spots.
The strains of HPV that cause plantar warts aren’t as contagious as other strains of the virus, but they thrive in warm, moist settings. So, you’re more likely to catch these types of HPV by walking barefoot around locker rooms, saunas, or swimming pools.
It’s also easy to spread the virus to different parts of your body if you touch the wart. If you have a wart, you can avoid spreading it by:
Also, if you use nail clippers, emery boards, or pumice stones, make sure to have separate sets for your infected skin.
Eastside Podiatry PLLC treats plantar warts using several different strategies, including:
For a less immediate treatment, the practice can also prescribe you topical medications like salicylic acid. These types of medications progressively remove layers of warts.
Warts are a pain, and if you’re ready to get rid of yours, call Eastside Podiatry PLLC or book an appointment online to schedule a consultation today.