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By Dr. Neal J. Katz DPM
December 27, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Plantar Warts  

What your podiatrist in Madison and Stoughton wants you to knowplantar warts

If you have developed small, elevated growths on your feet, you could have plantar warts. Plantar warts are caused from exposure to a virus, which can penetrate your skin through cuts or breaks in your skin. They can go away on their own, but you may need a little help from your podiatrist. Dr. Neal Katz wants to share the facts about what to do about plantar warts. He has several office locations in Madison and Stoughton, WI to help your feet.

You may have plantar warts if you notice:

  • Small, rough growths at the base of your toes, heel, or forefoot
  • A callus of hard skin where the wart has moved inward
  • Small black pinpoints on the wart which are clotted blood vessels
  • Lesions that erupt along the ridges and lines in the skin of your foot
  • Tenderness or pain when you stand or walk

Children and teens are more commonly affected by plantar warts, but adults can get them too. You are at greater risk of experiencing plantar warts if you:

  • Have a weakened immune system
  • Have a history of plantar warts
  • Walk barefoot in public areas like locker rooms

You can try over-the-counter medications to reduce or eliminate plantar warts, but you may need the services of an expert. Dr. Katz offers several effective treatments for plantar warts including:

  • Peeling medicine containing salicylic acid, to remove individual layers of the wart
  • Freezing medicine using liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart and form a blister; dead tissue will slough off in a few days.
  • Laser treatment or surgery may be recommended for severe cases.

If you are experiencing discomfort from plantar warts and want your feet to look great again, it’s time to seek out an expert. It’s time to call Dr. Katz, with offices in Madison and Stoughton, WI. You don’t have to put up with ugly, uncomfortable plantar warts. Call today and let Dr. Katz take care of your feet!

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