Plantar warts, also known as verrucas, are a common condition affecting the sole of the foot. They are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which enters the skin through small cuts or abrasions on the bottom of the foot. While plantar warts are generally harmless, they can be painful and cause discomfort, especially when walking or standing for long periods.
At Carrollton Foot Center, we offer various treatment options for plantar warts. In most cases, conservative treatment is first attempted, which includes debridement and topical medication. This involves the removal of the dead skin surrounding the wart, followed by the application of a topical medication to help destroy the virus.
If conservative treatment fails, there are other options available. One of these options is cryotherapy, which involves the use of liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart. This process causes the cells of the wart to freeze and eventually die, allowing the wart to fall off. While cryotherapy can be an effective treatment, it may require multiple sessions to completely remove the wart.
Another option for plantar wart removal is excision, which involves the surgical removal of the wart. This procedure is usually reserved for warts that are particularly large, painful, or resistant to other treatments. Excision is performed under local anesthesia and typically involves cutting out the wart and the surrounding tissue.
At Carrollton Foot Center, we understand that every patient is different, and we take the time to evaluate each individual case to determine the best treatment plan. Our experienced podiatrist, Dr. Khavari, is well-versed in the latest techniques and treatments for plantar warts and is dedicated to providing the best care possible.
If you are experiencing plantar warts, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with Carrollton Foot Center. Our team will work with you to find the right treatment plan to alleviate your symptoms and help you get back on your feet.