Plantar warts are very common and can be quite painful depending on where on the foot they are located.
What is a Plantar Wart?
A plantar wart is caused by the Human papillomavirus or HPV. The virus enters the skin through small cracks or breaks in the skin. This can cause a callus-like lesion to develop at the site, these lesions can be painful especially when walking. This is why some warts are often mistaken for calluses.
How do plantar warts spread?
Because of the location of a plantar wart, they are prone to friction and rubbing which can cause the virus to shed and spread.
Treatments for plantar warts
Plantar warts are notoriously difficult to treat and are prone to spreading. The most common over the counter treatments for plantar warts include topical salicylic acid and cryotherapy or freezing. However the more treatments that are tried, the more difficult it becomes to successfully treat a plantar wart.
At Meridian podiatry we offer cutting edge technology for the treatment of plantar warts. Swift therapy is highly effective at treating even the most difficult warts. The treatments are quick and often pain free. Swift uses Microwave energy to alert your body's immune system to the virus, this allows your immune system to naturally get rid of the virus causing the plantar wart.
With Swift therapy, there is not cutting, no medications to apply and no activity restriction.
If you have a plantar wart you are ready to finally say goodbye to, call or click the link on our website to schedule your appointment.