Warts are the result of a viral infection which penetrates the skin, often through open cuts or other topical damage. Warts that appear on the sole of the foot are called plantar warts.
At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our board certified foot and ankle specialists offer wart treatment plans for patients suffering from plantar warts and other types of warts. If you or a loved one in need of medical attention for warts, turn to the experts at the Orlando Orthopaedic Center.
A trained medical professional can offer a wide variety of wart treatment and prevention options. Such wart treatment options include: freezing, acid treatments, surgical removal, electrical treatments and more. Acid treatments include injections and topical applications of Aldara and Bleomycin as well as other forms of acid.
Because warts can spread and be painful it is important to see a doctor at the first sign of a wart. Your doctor can then help you to determine which wart removal option will be most effective and begin your wart treatment immediately.
Because warts are a virus and can be highly contagious it is a good idea to protect yourself from the threat of warts. Here are a few steps you can take to reduce the likelihood that you will contract warts:
- Always wear socks when passing through airport security
- Watch for changes in your skin
- Always wear shoes in public places including pools, locker rooms, ect.
- Check children’s feet on a regular basis
At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our foot and ankle specialists treat warts and other infections of the feet. Whether you recently noticed changes to your skin or you have an advanced case of warts; our specialists are here to help you through every step of the treatment process. If you are interested in learning more about your treatment options, including wart removal, schedule a consultation with one of our specialists today.