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Foot Warts: What You Need To Know

Jan 14, 2017

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Foot Warts: What You Need To Know

We’ve been getting inquiries about warts on the bottom of the feet. These types of warts are called Plantar Warts. Warts are skin growths caused by an infection on the top layer of the skin. This infection is viral, but noncancerous. There are many strains of the virus, but most actually go away on their own after a few years, but treatments for Plantar warts are more typical, because walking on them can cause pain. These types of warts can be easily removed by a podiatrist.

Here are some common questions on Plantar Warts and info on what you can do about them:

HOW DO YOU GET WARTS ON YOUR FEET (PLANTAR WARTS)?

Warts spread from person to person, but most commonly among children. Someone can get a wart indirectly, such as using the same shower, walking barefoot on the same floor with someone with warts on the bottom of their feet whose also walked on the floor without any shoes or socks. The risk of this actually happening is quite small though. If your immune system is weak, it does increase your chances of a wart being spread to you.

HOW DO I GET RID OF THE WARTS ON THE BOTTOM OF MY FEET?

A podiatrist can easily help you remove your Plantar warts. There are a few different types of treatment options, and this depends on the severity, as well as some other circumstances. Here are a few treatments:

  • Freeze them off using liquid nitrogen
  • Laser removal
  • Surgical removal
  • Medicine injections to build up your immune system so your body can fight off the virus better

If you currently have warts on the bottom of your feet, and you live in the greater Salt Lake City, Utah area, please give us a call so we can let you know what might be best for your situation.

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