Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates
Podiatrists located in New York, NY & Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY
Plantar warts (foot warts) can start growing into your skin, which can lead to stabbing and burning sensations with each step you take. At Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates, located in Upper East Side Manhattan and Bay Ridge of Brooklyn, New York, you can meet with a top-rated podiatrist who provides effective wart treatments right in the office. Click on the online scheduler to book your wart examination today. You can also call either office directly.
Warts Q & A
What are the symptoms of foot warts?
Foot warts are hardened, grainy growths that develop on the bottom of your foot, usually in weight-bearing areas. You can develop a single, solitary wart that can increase in size or be associated with scattered satellite warts. Or you can develop a cluster of mosaic warts that build up close together in a small area.
In either case, as plantar warts develop, you’re probably going to notice that they have black pinpoint centers. This indicates that there’s a clotted blood vessel inside, which is a telltale sign of warts. Foot warts can also lead to:
- Hardened calluses that develop over them
- Pain while walking or standing
- Foot tenderness
Whether you have a single foot wart or a cluster of them, they can be stubborn to treat and require medical intervention for the most effective relief.
How did I get foot warts?
If any of the above signs and symptoms sound familiar, you likely have a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV enters your skin through tiny cuts or sores in the bottom of your foot. It’s possible that you came into contact with HPV by walking barefoot in an area where viruses thrive, like a warm, moist sauna or gym shower.
If you have a strong and healthy immune system, your body may attack the viral invader. But if you have a weakened immune system — this is common among children and seniors — HPV can quickly cause foot warts to develop.
Can I get treatment for foot warts?
Yes! The expert podiatrists at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates offer a variety of foot wart treatments right in the office, so you can expect fast and effective relief. Your plantar wart treatment plan may include:
- Prescription-strength topical wart medications
- Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen
- Laser treatments
- Wart excisions
- Oral antiviral drugs
During your wart treatment visit at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates, your podiatrist also counsels you on tips and lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of a future foot wart outbreak.
Schedule your wart evaluation at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates by clicking on the online scheduler, or by calling either location to speak with a team member.
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