Planter warts are a benign growth that occurs on the bottom of your foot. They are not cancerous. They usually occur on the heal or ball of the foot. Pressure from walking and standing will flatten the wart, and cause them to grow deep into the skin. It is important to get treatment immediately. If left untreated, they will become very painful and can cause a change in posture, which can lead to back or leg pain.
The cause of these warts is a virus known as human papilloma virus (HPV). This virus will enter the body through a break in the skin on the bottom of the feet. The virus thrives in moist, warm environments. Common places to contract the virus include a locker room, a shower, or a swimming pool.
There is no cure for the HPV virus. Most people will naturally fight off the virus from their body within 2-3 years of infection. However, for many people, the virus can linger years longer. You can also be re-infected at any time.
There are many different treatments to remove warts. The problem is that in most cases, the warts will return. The key to successful treatment is to build up your immune system to prevent re-infection.
We have been recommending a very safe and effective treatment for the past several years. It will produce noticeable results in as little as 12 hours, and helps to build up your immune system to reduce the chance that the warts will return. For more information on the best method of planters wart removal, follow this link to
For additional information including the planter wart symptoms, please continue reading.
Who gets them
Anyone can get them. They are seen most often in children, and young adults between 12 and 15. Occurrence is higher among those who use common bathing areas, such as in a dormitory or a gym.
Planter wart symptoms and signs
Most often, they are gray or brown, and rough and spongy. They can be dotted with one or more very small, clotted blood vessels that look like dark pinpoint spots. If scraped, the wart will bleed.
Only a small portion of the wart is above the skin. The portion under the skin is often twice as big as the part that you can see.
If left untreated, planter wart symptoms will worsen. They will grow in size, and spread. Clusters of these warts are referred to as mosaic warts.
Now that we have gone over general information including the planter wart symptoms, it is important to discuss treatment.
Treatment is very important. If left untreated, these warts can continue to grow up to an inch in circumference, become more painful, and can spread into clusters.
Traditional removal techniques include burning them off with lasers, freezing them (cryotherapy), applying acid to them, or surgically removing them. These treatments are very expensive, and can lead to permanent scarring or disfigurement. Also, there is no guarantee the warts just won’t grow back.
There is a much safer and more effective alternative for removing warts. This treatment not only eliminates current warts, but also helps to prevent future outbreaks. For more information on permanent foot wart removal, follow this link to
--Avoid walking barefoot when in public locker rooms or showers.
--Change your socks and shoes daily.
--Try to keep your feet dry and clean.
--Avoid contact with warts, since they are very contagious.
If you have any question about warts or removal, please contact us.
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