Although foot warts are not usually harmful, they can cause quite a bit of discomfort as well as spread to other areas of the body. Fortunately, if you have started developing foot warts, a podiatrist can prescribe an appropriate treatment to stop the issue before it starts negatively affecting your day-to-day life. Here at Roche Podiatry Group, Dr. Daniel Roche is your foot doctor in Edison and Woodridge, IL, for the treatment of foot warts.
There are many different types of warts, but one of the most common types of warts to develop on the feet are plantar warts. They tend to grow on the soles of the feet and are typically hard and flat with a rough surface. Plantar warts are commonly brown or gray in color with one or more black dots in the center of the wart. Plantar warts are caused by a virus that readily thrives in areas that are warm and damp. Consequently, it is best to avoid walking barefoot in such areas as locker rooms or public pools where the virus is often found.
Although some types of warts do eventually go away on their own, it is advisable to seek treatment in order to eliminate any discomfort caused by warts and to prevent them from spreading to other areas. Professional treatment can also prevent warts from returning at a later time. Dr. Roche, your foot doctor in Edison and Woodridge, IL, offers a variety of treatment options for treating warts, including:
- Laser cautery
- Prescription ointments
- Prescription medications
Several proactive measures can be taken to prevent warts from developing in the first place. As mentioned above, avoid walking barefoot on damp surfaces, especially in public places. Other measures for preventing warts include keeping the feet clean and dry, as well as changing socks daily. If warts are already present, avoid touching them to prevent the spread of warts to other areas of the body since they are often contagious.
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Treatments are available for eliminating your foot warts and preventing their return. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Roche, your foot doctor, contact Roche Podiatry Group at (732) 636-8500 for the Woodridge office or at (908) 753-0500 for the office in Edison.