Samantha Camisa Breaks Javelin Record despite Plantar Wart

Javelin-thrower Samantha Camisa of Voorhees broke a meet record and earned her greatest win thus far—despite a recent plantar wart removal—at the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Championships at Wallkill Valley High. Due to the wart removal Camisa’s right toe was experiencing soreness, detrimentally affecting the athlete at the prior held Skyland Conference where she finished fourth.

Winning first with a meet-record 121-11 at the HWS Championships, Camisa beat previous record-holder Amy Suttmeier of North Hunterdon, who had placed first at Skyland.  “It hurt,” said Camisa of her toe. “But I wasn’t going to let it affect me this time.”

Plantar warts can be debilitating especially for athletes. If you have recently sustained a plantar wart, see podiatrist Dr. Greg Khaimov, D.P.M. of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will provide you with the quality foot and ankle treatment you need.

About Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are found on the feet. These warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) getting into open wounds on the feet. You can recognize plantar warts by a hard bump on the foot. They are usually found on the heels or balls of the feet. Plantar warts are usually not a sign of anything dangerous but do not ignore them if they do cause pain or embarrassment.

If you do have a plantar wart, you may notice some pain when standing but since these warts are not cancerous or dangerous, a podiatrist only needs to be seen if there is excess pain. Doctors can usually easily diagnose plantar warts. Although plantar warts don’t often call for treatment, there are options available. They can be frozen off, removed by an electric tool or burned off using laser treatment.

Home remedies are also available to help with plantar warts. An apple cider vinegar soak can help remove the wart. You can soak your feet in the vinegar for 20 minutes before using a pumice stone to remove any loose skin from the wart. Make sure to keep the wart covered for protection in between daily treatments.

For more information regarding plantar warts, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of our offices, located in Fort Lee, NJ and Brooklyn and Flushing, NY. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to give you the best care options available.

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