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By Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC/Ringwood/Flushing
February 28, 2018
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: warts  

 Warts that often appear on the heels or balls of the feet and are caused by the human papillomavirus. Since plantar warts grow in areas that are under the most pressure, the wart will often tend to grow inward, with a hard layer of callused skin obscuring it from view.

Plantar warts can cause considerable pain and discomfort but are not a serious health risk. Often conservative methods of treatment are enough to alleviate the problem, but for severe cases, you will need to consult with your podiatrist to have the wart removed.

Signs and symptoms of plantar warts:

  • A tiny growth with a rough surface on the bottom of your foot.
  • Callused skin appearing over a small bump indicating that a wart has grown inward.
  • Wart seeds are the little black points that appear in the center of a wart and are created by clotted blood vessels.
  • Severe discomfort and tenderness when putting weight on your foot in the area of the wart.

Treatment options:

While plantar warts will oftentimes subside and disappear by themselves, it can take a long time. Faster treatment methods include:

  • Freezing with liquid nitrogen—Called cryotherapy, this method of freezing the wart can be combined with peeling therapy for a better result. There is also some evidence that these methods stimulate your immune system to fight the virus that causes plantar warts in the first place.
  • Peeling solutions—These acid peels can be used at home to gradually remove layers of the wart. Your doctor can apply a stronger solution in the office if the at home treatment fails to work.
  • Vaccines—HPV vaccine can be used to kill off the virus systemically.

If you are experiencing the pain of a plantar wart, consult with our board-certified podiatrists at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. The center offers convenient locations in Fort Lee NJ, Ringwood NJ, Flushing Queens NY, Woodhaven NY, Brooklyn NY, and Forest Hills NY. Contact us at (201) 363-9844 and schedule an appointment today!

 

 

 

By Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC
June 06, 2017
Category: Foot Care
Tags: corns   calluses   warts  

What is a wart?

They can be hard and flat, black or brown and mostly show up on the bottom of your feet. Although they are rather harmless they can be treated very easily in our office.

How will I know if it’s a wart?

The first sign is seeing an unexplained bump on the bottom of your foot or on a toe. They can be mistaken for corns or calluses because they tend to have layers of dead skin around the area that becomes irritated.  But a foot wart will reoccur in the same spot if not treated right away.

How did I get one?

Probably from a locker room or a public pool. The human papillomavirus (HPV) can find its way into your foot through a cut or bruise and lives in public showers, pools and then is happy to settle into your athletic shoes. It spreads quickly if you let it so it is best to get treatment right away.

How do I get rid of them?

  • Cover your cuts to keep any potential infections away from your feet.
  • If your feet are dry then the wart can’t survive, they love the moist environment so kill them with dryness.
  • Try not to share personal items like socks, shoes or towels with friends.
  • Avoid touching the wart too much as it can encourage the infection to spread and cause more warts.
  • Barefoot is fun but unfortunately it comes with some risks. Walking around in public places opens the door to the virus. Flip flops are always recommended in public areas and are the next best thing to naked feet.

Schedule an appointment with our team of professionals in any one of our five locations; for New Jersey residents, Fort Lee and Ringwood and our New York residents, Queens, Woodhaven, Brooklyn and Forest Hills. For more information call us at 201- 363-9844. Don’t be a worry wart and call us for a treatment today!

By Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee
March 29, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: corns   calluses   warts  

Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee specializes in quality foot care and is ready to help you primp your feet for the winter’s thaw! Warts are just not welcome when it comes to spring style. Perhaps you developed a wart over the winter or have been meaning to get rid of that persistent wart that just will not go away on its own. Let’s look at some facts about warts;

What exactly is a wart?

They can be hard and flat, black or brown and mostly show up on the bottom of your feet, but can pop up elsewhere, where you don’t want to see them, like your toes. Although they are rather harmless they can be treated very easily in our office.

How can I be sure it’s a wart?

The first sign is them just showing up on the bottom of your foot and you may notice it as you are washing your feet. They can be mistaken for corns or calluses because they tend to have layers of dead skin around the area that becomes irritated.  But a foot wart is raised and fleshy and will reoccur in the same spot.

How did I manage to get one?

Probably from a locker room or a public pool. The human papillomavirus (HPV) can find its way into your foot through a cut or bruise and lives in public showers, pools and then is happy to settle into your athletic shoes. It spreads quickly if you let it so it is best to get treatment right away.

What can I do to get rid of them?

  • Cover your cuts or bruises to keep any potential infections away from your feet.
  • Try not to share personal items like socks, shoes or towels with friends.
  • Avoid touching the wart too much as it can help the infection to spread and cause more warts.
  • If your feet are dry then they can’t stay alive too long, they love the moist environment so snuff them out with dryness.
  • Barefoot is fun and free but unfortunately it comes with some risks. Walking around in public places swings that door wide open to the virus. Flip flops are always recommended in public areas and are the next best thing to naked feet.

Schedule an appointment with our team of professionals in any one of our five locations; for New Jersey residents, Fort Lee and Ringwood and our New York residents, Queens, Woodhaven, Brooklyn and Forest Hills. For more information call us at 201- 363-9844. Bring out those sandals and let the warts melt away with the snow!



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