Global Podiatry of NY & NJ
Over 14% of the population in the United States struggle with plantar wart outbreaks each year, with most cases affecting children and adolescents. If you notice tiny growths on the soles of your feet, schedule a wart evaluation with Sergey Losyev, DPM, at Global Podiatry of NY & NJ, today.
You can book an appointment at their offices in the Bensenhurst and Midwood areas of Brooklyn, New York, and Morganville, New Jersey, using the online scheduler, or by calling them today.
Warts Q & A
Do I need to see a podiatrist for foot warts?
Plantar warts, more commonly known as “foot warts,” aren’t typically a major medical concern. The issue is that they’re stubborn to treat and can spread easily to the rest of your foot, or even other areas of your body. If you ignore warts and try to treat them on your own, they may never really go away and can worsen to the point that they start causing pain.
For these reasons, it’s important to have a comprehensive foot wart evaluation with an experienced podiatrist. You should also seek medical treatment if your warts are:
- Tender or sore
- Oozing or bleeding
- Making it uncomfortable for you to walk or stand
It’s also essential to book an evaluation with Dr. Losyev if your warts are changing in size or color, or if they’re multiplying.
What causes foot warts?
If any of the above symptoms sound familiar and if you’re noticing small lesions with black pinpoint centers — clear indicators of warts — it’s likely that you came into contact with human papillomavirus (HPV). This wart-causing virus thrives in warm, moist, dark areas. So if you have a small wound or cut and walked barefoot near a pool or in a gym locker room, HPV may have entered your skin.
Not everyone who comes into contact with HPV winds up with warts. Foot warts tend to develop if you have a:
- Chronic condition, such as diabetes
- Weakened immune system
- History of plantar warts
Foot warts also have a much higher prevalence among children and teens, although anyone of any age can certainly develop unsightly warts. No matter what’s causing your warts, you can undergo innovative treatment options at Global Podiatry of NY & NJ..
How are foot warts treated?
Your foot wart treatment plan just depends on the severity of your current wart outbreak and whether or not you have a history of warts. Dr. Losyev may recommend:
- Prescription-strength salicylic acid
- Cryotherapy to freeze off the warts
- Pulsed-dye laser treatments
For more stubborn warts, Dr. Losyev could recommend an electrodesiccation and curettage procedure. This in-office wart surgery involves using an electric needle to gently remove or destroy foot warts on the spot. Once Dr. Losyev treats your current wart outbreak, he counsels you on measures you can take to decrease your risk of future wart issues.
Before your wart outbreak worsens or spreads to other areas, book an exam at Global Podiatry of NY & NJ. Schedule online, or call the clinic directly.