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Warts are one of several soft tissue conditions of the foot, and they can be quite painful. Warts are caused by a virus, which generally invades the skin through small or invisible cuts and abrasions. They can appear anywhere on the skin, but technically only those on the sole of the foot are properly called plantar warts.
Children, especially teenagers, tend to be more susceptible to warts than adults. However, warts can arise at any age.
Most warts are harmless, even though they may be painful. They are often mistaken for corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect an area which is being continuously irritated. The wart, however, is a viral infection which can easily worsen or spread when left untreated.
Plantar warts tend to be hard and flat, with a rough surface and well-defined boundaries. Plantar warts are generally raised and fleshier when they appear on the top of the foot or on the toes. They are often gray or brown (but the color may vary), with a center that appears as one or more pinpoints of black. It is important to note that warts can be very resistant to treatment, and have a tendency to reoccur.
At FDFAC, we pride ourselves on being slayers of plantar warts. Although warts can be stubborn (the longer they are present, the longer they take to treat), we’re up for the challenge and have an impressive success rate when it comes to curing them.
We use a variety of treatments to get rid of plantar warts, depending on the length of time they’ve been present, and the severity of the infection. These treatments include non-prescription and prescription topical medications, in-office laser treatment and in-office surgical excision.
If you are worried you may have a plantar wart – or if you already have a plantar wart that has spread -- FDFAC can help. Call today and make an appointment for treatment, before your warts have a chance to worsen, prolonging the treatment and/or pain.
At FDFAC, you don’t have to be an elite athlete to receive the same level of exceptional treatment and care. Our team is committed to partnering with you, and to getting you back to the activities you love ASAP.
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