Plantar warts occur when the HPV virus gets into your body through open areas on the bottom of your foot, such as tiny cuts or punctures.
Not everybody who’s exposed to the virus will develop a wart; those at highest risk include children and teens, immunocompromised people, people with a history of plantar warts, and people who walk barefoot at pools or in locker rooms.
A rough, fleshy growth on the bottom of your foot, most commonly in weight-bearing areas
Podiatrists treat plantar warts. They specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of foot problems and disorders.
Starrett Podiatry is conveniently located in six clinics in the Greater New York area and employs seven podiatrists to ensure you can see a specialist.
You should schedule an appointment if:
Treatment of plantar warts is progressive. Initial treatments include salicylic acid and cryotherapy (freezing). When those don’t work, your doctor may recommend minor surgery to cut away the wart. Starrett Podiatry offers surgery on-site for your convenience.
If you already have a plantar wart, avoid touching it and wash your hands with soap if you do have to touch it.
Keep your feet dry; if you have a job that results in excessive sweating, consider changing your socks mid-day.
Wear sandals or water shoes when in warm, moist public areas. If you have a known sore on your foot, cover it with a bandage.
At Starrett Podiatry, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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