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Plantar Warts

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If you notice small bumps around the heel or weight-bearing areas of your feet, you may have developed plantar warts. When the HPV virus enters the skin through an opening, such as a small cut or scrape, plantar warts can form and often cause discomfort. Some indicators that you have plantar warts include feeling pain in the soles of the feet when standing or walking and the formation of small fleshy growths, sometimes including a tiny black dot in the center of the bump.

To best prevent getting plantar warts, it’s advised to keep your hands and feet clean and wash them regularly. It’s also important to ensure you wear appropriate footwear in public areas such as swimming pools, locker rooms, and communal showers. Because plantar warts are contagious, it’s especially important for those with a weaker immune system to make sure they take the above precautions. If you believe you’ve developed plantar warts and are experiencing severe pain, swelling, redness, or bleeding, it’s advised to seek professional care.

For more information about plantar warts, we recommend you consult with a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and advised treatment plan.

swift systemSwift System For Plantar Warts

Microwave technology has been safely used in medicine for decades. The Swift System is a form of microwave technology that can successfully treat plantar warts. During treatment at our practice, the device will be used to agitate water molecules within the skin cells, which begin colliding and create heat. This stimulates the body’s natural immune response. Patients can expect less pain, minimal debridement, and little no recovery time. Click here to learn more.

 

 

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