Cryotherapy treatment goes beyond Warts
In the past, plantar wart removal involved freezing the wart by dabbing it with liquid nitrogen with a medical-grade Q-Tip. New developments in cold therapy now include the popular cryotherapy, which aside from conditions like plantar warts and skin tags, is now being used to treat certain cancers, inflammation, and joint pain. Cryotherapy can also reportedly increase athletic performance and decrease targeted fat areas such as “muffin tops” and love handles. While different methods of cryotherapy exist, all use extremely cold temperatures to achieve the desired result.
If not treated properly, plantar warts can exacerbate and become debilitating. If you would like medical assistance regarding plantar wart treatment, please see Dr. Andrew H. Cohen, D.P.M. of Mid-Michigan Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Cohen will assist you with all of your foot and ankle concerns and provide you with quality treatment.
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. 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.
If you have any questions feel free to contact one of our offices, located in Saginaw and Essexville, MI. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.