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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Dealing with Pesky Plantar Warts | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Katy Statler, D.P.M.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

Dealing with Pesky Plantar Warts
 

One of the most common conditions we treat at Central Jersey Ankle& Foot Care Specialists is Plantar Warts. Although these warts are noncancerous and benign, they are nonetheless uncomfortable and in many cases require the attention of your podiatrist.

How Do You Know if it’s a Plantar Wart?

Although only a trained foot doctor can diagnose a Plantar Wart, there are some signs that you may notice. Plantar Warts are usually rough in texture and spongy. Most are gray, brown, or yellow with dark little points in the center of the wart. These dark points are actually tiny capillaries that supply blood to the wart. Plantar Warts usually occur on the sole, heel, or ball of the foot. Our board certified foot and ankle surgeons, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin and Dr. Jessica A. Addeo, will conduct a complete examination of your foot and specifically of the wart itself to confirm that it is a Plantar Wart. Plantar Warts can be Solitary—one wart growing alone; or Mosaic—a cluster of several small warts growing close together. Untreated solitary warts often turn into Mosaic warts.

What Causes Plantar Warts?

The human papilloma virus (HPV) is the cause of Plantar Warts. This virus invades the body through the skin on the bottom of the feet, often through cuts or cracks in the skin. The virus is often present on surfaces such as floors in public locker rooms, showers, or public pools. People who walk barefoot in these types of places are more likely to get Plantar Warts. Patients with weakened immune systems are at a great risk for Plantar Warts.

Treatment

Although Plantar Warts can disappear on their own, it may take a long time. Left untreated, the wart or warts may grow up to 1-inch across and become painful, like a stone in your shoe, when walking. Your foot and ankle surgeon may use topical or oral medications to treat Plantar Warts. Other treatment options include laser therapy, cryotherapy (freezing), acid treatments, and surgery. If you suspect that you have a Plantar’s Wart or you have other concerns about skin conditions on your feet, set up a consultation at our Aberdeen office online or by calling 732-566-2841.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Dealing with Pesky Plantar Warts, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen