Plantar warts are painful viral growths that usually appear on the heels or the soles of the feet and that can make it very painful or uncomfortable to walk. In some cases, these growths will go away on their own. Working with a qualified and knowledgeable podiatrist can provide faster resolution for plantar warts and can promote the healthiest feet and the greatest comfort for you and members of your family.
Causes of Plantar Warts
Plantar warts are the result of infections caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV. This virus can attack tissues anywhere in the body and can enter the skin through small cuts, cracks or breaks in your feet. HPV can be transmitted in public showers, through direct personal contact and by touching surfaces on which this virus is present. Plantar warts are visible evidence that the HPV infection is present in the body.
Symptoms of Plantar Warts
The first sign of plantar warts is usually a callus or a few calluses that appear around the base of your toes, on the ball of your foot or around the heel. These hardened and thickened areas of skin may protrude outward or may appear to have black pinpoints that interrupt the surface of the growth. You may also experience pain or discomfort when you walk or run. In severe cases of plantar warts, the affected areas of the foot may bleed or may be too painful to bear your weight.
When to Seek Treatment for Plantar Warts
If plantar warts are causing severe discomfort or interfering with your ability to walk or run normally, you should seek help from a qualified podiatrist. Bleeding or spreading of these growths is also an important indicator that you need professional help to address these issues promptly. If your plantar warts are a source of embarrassment about your feet, your podiatrist can deliver solid treatment options that will help to clear up this annoying problem.
Our Treatment Options
At Tievsky Podiatry, we can provide you with practical help in managing issues with plantar warts and other issues that can affect your mobility and your overall health. Our medical professionals can prescribe topical medications that will gradually peel away the layers of the plantar warts to remove them. We can also perform cryotherapy in our office to treat plantar warts more effectively. In severe cases, surgical procedures or immunotherapies may be required to get plantar warts under control for you.
Why Choose Tievsky Podiatry?
At Tievsky Podiatry, we offer comprehensive help for foot and ankle issues. We are conveniently located within easy driving distance of Maywood, Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Oradell, River Edge, Fair Lawn and Paramus, which can make it much easier for you to get the care you need when you need it most. Our experience and expertise can help you resolve issues with plantar warts and other podiatric problems quickly and in the most effective ways possible.
If you are experiencing issues with plantar warts or any other problems with your feet or ankles, Tievsky Podiatry can deliver the right solutions for you. Give us a call today at 201-608-0688 to schedule an appointment with our team. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and your family now and in the future.