Foot warts are a common and often painful issue faced by more than three million Americans each year. With help from the podiatry team at Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists, PLLC, in Mesquite, Rowlett, Wylie, Forney, and Kaufman, Texas, you can get out of pain and enjoy healthy feet again. The team offers effective solutions for all types of warts, including plantar warts. To schedule a visit, call or use the online booking tool today.
There are several types of warts that can appear on the feet, most commonly the soles and toes. Warts can be painful when standing or touching the affected area. Foot warts can look like:
The team at Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists can determine what type of wart you have and offer appropriate treatment. In some cases, warts can go away on their own, but they’re more likely to return in the same area again than warts that receive treatment.
Plantar warts are the most common type of wart on the feet and appear rough, flat, and dark in color. They’re caused by a virus that is contracted by walking on dirty or damp floors.
Children and teenagers are more prone to getting warts than adults, though everyone should take precautions to protect their feet from viral infections.
The best ways to avoid warts and other infections on your feet is to keep your feet clean and dry, always wear clean, dry socks and shoes, and wear flip flops when using a public pool, locker room, or showers.
If you’re regularly exposed to viral or fungal infections that cause warts or athlete’s foot your podiatrist can recommend additional precautions or over-the-counter treatments to avoid infection.
There are several treatment options for warts on your feet, including plantar warts. These options include:
The team at Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists doesn’t recommend over-the-counter treatments because they can damage healthy tissue surrounding the wart, which may spread the infection or make the wart worse.
Instead, the team recommends beginning treatment for warts at their office as soon as you notice them developing. This allows for less invasive treatment with faster results in most cases.
Find the best treatment for your warts by visiting Texas Foot & Ankle Specialists, PLLC. Just call or use the online tool to book your visit.