At the Gentle Foot Care Clinic in Brandon, FL, one of the common ailments people often complain about are plantar warts. Dr. Rajnish Manohar specializes in the treatment and removal of plantar warts, and many people have left his office able to walk a little easier after the procedure. Here’s some information you can use to identify them and how you can both treat and prevent them.
What is a Plantar Wart?
A wart is a little development on the skin that establishes when the skin is infected by a virus. Warts can develop anywhere on the foot, however normally they appear on the bottom (plantar side) of the foot. Plantar warts most typically happen in children, adolescents, and the elderly.
Plantar Wart Types
There are two types of plantar warts:
A solitary wart is a single wart. It typically increases in size and could ultimately multiply, forming additional “satellite” warts.
Mosaic warts are a cluster of a number of small warts growing closely together in one area. Mosaic warts are more difficult to treat than singular warts.
Plantar Wart Causes
Plantar warts are caused by direct contact with the human papilloma virus (HPV). This is the same virus that causes warts on other locations of the body.
Signs and symptoms of Plantar Warts
The symptoms of a plantar wart could consist of:
- Thickened skin. Typically a plantar wart looks like a callus because of its challenging, thick tissue.
- Discomfort. Walking and standing could be painful. Pressing the sides of the wart might likewise cause discomfort.
- Tiny black dots. These frequently appear on the surface of the wart. The dots are really dried out blood included in the capillaries (small capillary).
- Plantar warts grow deep into the skin. Normally this growth occurs gradually, with the wart starting little and ending up being larger gradually.
Medical diagnosis and Treatment
To identify a plantar wart, your best bet is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Manohar and he will certainly examine your foot and search for signs and symptoms of a wart.
Although plantar warts could eventually clear up by themselves, by you may want quicker relief. The objective of treatment is to totally remove the wart.
Dr. Manohar could make use of topical or dental treatments, laser therapy, cryotherapy (freezing), acid treatments, or surgery to get rid of the wart.
Despite the treatment approaches undertaken, it is very important that you follow the instructions given to you by Dr. Manohar, including all home care and medication that has been suggested, as well as follow-up visits at either his office in Brandon or Zephyrhills. There is always the possibility that warts may return, needing additional treatment.
If there is no response to treatment, further diagnostic evaluation could be required. In such cases, Dr. Manohar can perform a biopsy to dismiss other prospective causes for the development.
Although there are lots of common solutions for warts, you should know that these stay unproven and might be dangerous. Clients need to never ever attempt to get rid of warts themselves. This can do more damage than good.
If you have plantar warts and want to walk a little easier, please contact Dr. Rajnish Manohar at his Brandon office (813) 502-5904 or in Zephyrhills (813) 782-3233. Alternately, you can submit a request by clicking the button below to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Manohar has been in private practice as a Podiatrist in Zephyrhills since 2001, treating Foot and Ankle Pain including Diabetic Foot Pain and Neuropathy, as well as, providing routine Diabetic Foot Care.
Dr. Manohar is board certified by the American Board of medical specialties in Podiatric Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Dr. Manohar resides in Temple Terrace, Florida.
Dr. Manohar specializes in treating foot and ankle pain, Plantar Fasciitis and Heel spurs, Neuromas, Peripheral Neuropathy, Ingrown toenails, Non healing wounds, corns, calluses, Warts, Cysts, Toenail fungus.