Saturday, September 9, 2017

Plantar Warts

Plantar warts, or warts on the bottom of the feet, are a very common condition.  They are also known as verrucae, and are caused by a DNA virus.  Warts usually affect young people and are often brought on by stress.
They are found on the bottom of the foot.  Plantar warts present as round, hard lesions of thickened skin.  They can be easily mistaken for corns, foreign bodies or plugged up sweat glands.  Warts have their own blood supply, so when picked at or cut, they often bleed.  Depending where on the foot it occurs, the area can be painful with walking or standing.
Warts can be very difficult to resolve, and thus there are many treatments.  Some of the methods used are burning the wart out, freezing it, acid applications, oral treatments and excising it.  If left alone, the wart may grow in size and become even more difficult to resolve.
If you, or someone you know, has what may be a wart, see a professional.  Our office takes pride in becoming part of your health team.  We always stress preventive care and explore conservative treatments first.
We are located at 1398 Highway 35, Ocean Township and 191 Highway 37 W, Toms River.  We can be reached at (732) 988-0070.,

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