Plantar warts are a type of wart that is quite common, particularly in children. They can appear anywhere on the body, though they are more commonly found on the feet. Warts are often picked up from gym or dojo mats, recreational centers, swimming centers and other areas where people are in bare feet. Just about everyone will have experienced a plantar wart at some point in their lives, which be very hard to eradicate. They are generally flat, as opposed to traditional warts that are bulbous in nature.
Plantar warts are noncancerous skin growths that are caused by a viral infection on the top layer of the skin, particularly from a strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV). This is not the same kind of virus strain that causes genital warts. As uncomfortable and unsightly as plantar warts are, they’re generally not harmful. However, they can cause discomfort, which warrants some form of treatment to get rid of them. Without treatment intervention, these plantar warts can grow and spread to other parts of the body.
Laser Treatment to Fight Planter Warts
Traditional forms of treatment to get rid of plantar warts have included removing the wart through surgery, injecting medicine to strengthen the immune system to clear the body of the virus, and liquid nitrogen to freeze the plantar wart off. While all of these treatments may be somewhat effective, there’s another more effective treatment available – laser treatment.
Laser treatments are non-invasive and can successfully eliminate a plantar wart in about 4 sessions. Adults are recommended to receive up to 4 treatment sessions per week. This is a much faster course of action compared to traditional forms of plantar wart treatment. This type of remedy is not only faster, but it also causes very little discomfort. No down time is necessary, which means you can resume your regular daily routine soon after receiving treatment. Clinical studies show that laser treatment can offer a 96 percent cure rate without any side effects or recurrences. Most other plantar treatments cannot eradicate the warts, and some, like over the counter treatments, are rarely effective.
To successfully treat your plantar warts using laser treatment, consider visiting the Wilson Foot Clinic in Burlington. These experts will be able to treat your plantar warts, and any other foot condition you may have. They offer state of the art equipment including sonar treatments, nail fungus treatments, and diabetic foot care solutions. In addition to treatments of ingrown toenails, athlete’s foot, bunions, corns and heel pain, they are specialists in custom prescription foot orthotics Burlington to correct most foot and ankle gait and structure problems.
Visit www.WilsonFootClinic.com today for more information or call for an appointment at (905) 335-2000. They treat patients of all age – from infants to seniors and no medical referral is necessary.