Plantar Warts more Common in Warm Weather
Residents residing in southern states such as Florida are more likely to develop plantar warts on their feet due to the warmer weather. While plantar warts are not particularly dangerous, they are still very contagious. Luckily, plantar warts are easy to prevent. When in public showers, locker rooms, and pool areas, be sure to wear slippers to protect the bare feet and minimize walking barefoot. Shoes should be cleaned regularly, and it is important to avoid sharing shoes with another person especially if he or she has had plantar warts.
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.