Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Jersey
Podiatrists located in Union, NJ & Scotch Plains, NJ
When patients from Northeastern New Jersey suffer from painful and unattractive warts on their feet the podiatrists at the Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Jersey offer quick and effective treatments and wart removal services. Appointments are available at offices located in Scotch Plains and Union, New Jersey.
Q & A
What Are Plantar Warts?
Plantar warts are a common infection that affects the skin on the feet. Caused by the human papillomavirus, warts are widespread, particularly among children. Plantar warts are benign skin growths which result from a viral infection affecting the top layer of skin. These warts are not harmful but can cause some irritation or mild discomfort. In most cases, patients opt for wart removal because the warts are unattractive and make him or her feel awkward about revealing his or her feet. Plantar warts are small, similar to the size of an eraser end on a pencil. Plantar warts sometimes grow in clusters referred to as mosaic wart.
How Are Warts Spread?
Warts usually spread through indirect contact. For example, if a person with a wart touches or uses something, like a communal shower at a swimming pool or gym, without wearing shoes or covering the wart and then another person uses or touches the same surface, the second person can contract the virus. However, in most cases, the person contracting the wart virus will typically have a compromised immune system, leaving him or her vulnerable to infections and viruses. It is easier to contract the wart virus after being sick and it is relatively common to get one after suffering a cold or the flu.
How Are Warts Treated?
Some warts will eventually go away on their own. However, there is no guarantee that the warts will go away quickly or on their own. In most cases, plantar warts require professional treatment to penetrate to these deepest layers to eliminate the entire wart. Over-the-counter medications are often not strong enough to remove the entire wart enabling the wart to grow again. The doctors at the Foot & Ankle Specialists of New Jersey treat warts with medications to penetrate the skin and kill the virus, and with lasers to destroy the entire wart.
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Words from our patients
"Would definitely recommend anyone to come to this office for treatment. Excellent! Thank you!"
"I was treated at Foot & Ankle Specialists several times a few years ago and was very pleased with the care I received from their doctors."
"The appointments are efficient but I have never felt rushed or like the exam was incomplete."
"Highly recommend them for any foot related issues!!"
"Excellent and knowledgeable doctor. Explained my condition and what I had to do thoroughly. I didn't feel like he rushed while I was there."
"He was very thorough and went over all the details of my condition. And while he was professional, he was also fun and joked around and made me feel very comfortable."
"Very caring and knowledgeable doctor. Answers calls for questions."
"Dr. Patel and her staff are sweet and very patient. They make me feel very comfortable whenever I go there. Would recommend this place."