Treating Plantar Warts

Are you dealing with warts on the soles of your feet? 

Warts are benign little grainy growths that are the result of a virus known as the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV 1, 2, and 4 are the strains of the virus that attack the hands and feet (aka plantar warts). If you have warts on the soles of the feet then you know how uncomfortable and even painful they can be, but our Fort Walton Beach, Crestview and Niceville, FL, podiatrists Dr. Cosimo Ricciardi and Dr. Neil Patel offer solutions to help get rid of your plantar warts.

Warts Will Go Away

While warts will clear up on their own once the body sheds the infection, the issue is that sometimes this can take months or even years. While warts are innocuous, when they are in locations such as the soles of the feet, they can be incredibly painful and make it difficult to get around. In this case, you may not want to wait months or even years for plantar warts to go away on their own. This is when you’ll want to turn to our podiatrists here in Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, and Niceville, FL.

You May Need Treatment

There are a variety of methods for getting rid of warts. Perhaps you’ve tried an over-the-counter wart remedy, but you aren’t finding it to be as effective or quick as you thought. When you don’t want to wait to have your plantar wart removed, turn to our Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, and Niceville, FL, podiatrists. We offer a variety of methods for getting rid of plantar warts.

It’s also best to see a podiatrist if this is your first time dealing with plantar warts, as it’s easy to confuse this problem with other types of growths and foot problems including calluses and corns. The ways in which our Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, and Niceville, FL, podiatrists often remove warts include,

  • Plastic surgical removal techniques: to minimize scarring
  • Salicylic acid: a prescription-strength liquid that is applied to the wart
  • Laser therapy: to cut off blood supply to the wart so it dies off
  • Immunotherapy: injecting a substance into the wart that triggers the immune system to fight off the infection

If plantar warts are making it difficult to get around or perform your normal activities in Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, or Niceville, FL, our podiatrists Dr. Ricciardi and Dr. Patel at Emerald Coast Podiatry are here to help. To learn more about your treatment options, call us today at (850) 862-4119.

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