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Specialized Wart Treatment at Progressive Foot Care

Welcome to Progressive Foot Care, where our expert podiatrist specialize in treating warts effectively, helping you return to comfort and improve the appearance of your feet.

Understanding Warts

Warts are non-cancerous skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). When HPV infects the outer layer of skin, usually through a tiny scratch or cut, it can cause rapid growth of cells on the outer layer of skin, forming the wart. Warts on the feet, particularly on the soles, are known as plantar warts.

Symptoms of Warts

  • Rough, grainy growths on the bottom of the feet
  • Hardened skin where a wart has grown inward
  • Black pinpoints, which are small, clotted blood vessels
  • Pain or tenderness when walking or standing

Our Wart Treatments

Topical Treatments:

  • Salicylic Acid: Applied topically to peel away the wart layer by layer.
  • Cryotherapy: Uses liquid nitrogen to freeze and kill the wart tissue.

Advanced Procedures:

  • Laser Treatment: A precise and effective method for removing persistent warts by burning the wart tissue.
  • Electrosurgery and Curettage: Electrosurgery burns the wart, and curettage involves scraping it off.
  • Chemical Treatments: Stronger acids than over-the-counter preparations, applied directly to the wart to destroy the affected tissue.

Why Choose Progressive Foot Care?

  • Expertise: Our podiatrists are skilled in a variety of methods to treat warts effectively, ensuring you receive the most appropriate care for your specific case.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: We consider the severity of your warts and your personal preferences when designing your treatment plan.
  • State-of-the-Art Treatments: We utilize the latest and most effective technologies for wart removal.
  • Comprehensive Care: From diagnosis through recovery, we provide guidance and support to ensure a successful outcome.

Schedule Your Wart Treatment Consultation Today

Don’t let warts affect your quality of life. Contact Progressive Foot Care today to schedule your consultation with New York’s best podiatrist, Dr. Mandanipour. We’re here to help you achieve clear and healthy skin on your feet.


Frequently Asked Questions about Wart Treatment

Q1: What causes warts on the feet?

A1: Warts on the feet, commonly known as plantar warts, are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus enters the body through small cuts, breaks, or weak spots on the bottom of the feet.

Q2: Are warts contagious?

A2: Yes, warts are contagious. They can be spread by direct contact with the wart or through indirect contact, such as from floors, towels, or shoes that have been contaminated with the virus.

Q3: How can I prevent warts?

A3: To prevent warts, avoid walking barefoot in public places such as locker rooms or pool areas, keep your feet clean and dry, change your socks daily, and do not share socks, shoes, or towels with others.

Q4: What are the symptoms of plantar warts?

A4: Plantar warts can be recognized by a rough, grainy growth on the bottom of the feet, often with one or more black pinpoints. These warts may cause pain or discomfort when standing or walking.

Q5: What treatments are available for warts?

A5: Treatment options for warts include over-the-counter salicylic acid, prescription medications, cryotherapy (freezing), laser treatment, and surgical removal. The choice of treatment depends on the wart’s size, location, and number.

Q6: How effective is cryotherapy for wart treatment?

A6: Cryotherapy is quite effective for many patients. It involves freezing the wart with liquid nitrogen, which causes a blister to form under and around the wart. The dead tissues fall off within a week or so. Sometimes, multiple treatments are needed.

Q7: What should I expect during laser treatment for warts?

A7: Laser treatment involves using a laser beam to burn and destroy the wart tissue. The procedure is quick, but it may require local anesthesia due to discomfort, and multiple sessions may be needed to completely remove the wart.

Q8: Can warts come back after treatment?

A8: Yes, warts can recur after treatment. This recurrence can happen because warts can go deeper into the skin than initially visible, making it hard to remove them completely in one treatment. Following preventive measures and completing the full course of treatment can help minimize the risk of recurrence.

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