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The Condition

Warts are noncancerous growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. They can appear on different areas of the body, including the feet. Foot warts, also known as plantar warts, typically develop on the soles of the feet and can cause pain or discomfort when walking or standing. Warts often have a rough, grainy texture and may have black dots, which are small blood vessels. At Illinois Podiatry Specialists, we specialize in diagnosing and treating warts, providing comprehensive care to remove them and alleviate any associated symptoms.

patient before wart treatment in Hinsdale and Glendale Heights

The Symptoms:

  • Raised or flat growths on the skin
  • Rough, grainy texture
  • Small, black dots (clotted blood vessels)
  • Pain or tenderness when walking or standing
  • Discomfort or irritation in the affected area
  • Multiplication or spreading of warts in clusters

Possible Causes:

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection: Warts are caused by certain strains of the human papillomavirus, which enter the skin through cuts or scratches, leading to warts.
  • Direct Contact: Warts can be spread through direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected person or by touching surfaces or objects contaminated with the virus.
  • Weakened Immune System: Individuals with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to developing warts as their body’s defense mechanisms may be compromised.

Contact us today for an appointment to learn more about possible causes and wart treatment in Hinsdale and Glendale Heights.

Prevention Strategies:

  • Proper hygiene and regular handwashing
  • Avoiding direct contact with warts or surfaces contaminated with the virus
  • Keeping the feet clean and dry
  • Wearing protective footwear in public areas, such as swimming pools and locker rooms
  • Avoiding sharing personal items, such as towels or socks, with individuals who have warts
  • Boosting the immune system through a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet

Treatment Options:

  • Topical Medications: Over-the-counter or prescription topical medications containing salicylic acid or other ingredients can be applied directly to the wart. These medications gradually dissolve the skin cells, causing the wart to shrink and eventually disappear.
  • Electrosurgery: Electrosurgery is a procedure where a small electrical current is used to burn or destroy the wart. The electrical current heats the wart, effectively cauterizing the blood vessels that supply it. This method ensures the complete removal of the wart.
  • Surgical Excision: In cases where other treatments have been unsuccessful or for larger, more persistent warts, surgical excision may be necessary. During this procedure, the wart is surgically removed under local anesthesia. Surgical excision ensures complete eradication of the wart, minimizing the chance of recurrence.

At Illinois Podiatry Specialists, we conduct thorough evaluations to identify the root cause of warts and find the appropriate wart treatment in Hinsdale and Glendale Heights. Our experienced team assesses warts’ size, location, and characteristics and your medical history. We may perform additional tests, such as a biopsy if needed. Based on this evaluation, we curate a personalized treatment plan that suits your specific needs, ensuring effective removal and minimizing the risk of recurrence.

Schedule Your Podiatry Consultation

Illinois Podiatry Specialists is home to a team of highly skilled and board-certified foot and ankle specialists. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care for warts, offering customized treatment plans tailored to your needs and goals. With our same-day availability, we ensure prompt attention and timely care. Don’t let warts hinder your comfort and confidence. Schedule your consultation and take the first step towards clear, healthy skin.

Contact Illinois Podiatry Specialists Today

Illinois Podiatry Specialists Hinsdale
950 N York Rd, Suite 105
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Illinois Podiatry Specialists Glendale Heights
701 Winthrop Ave Floor, Ste. 101
Glendale Heights, IL 60139


Illinois Podiatry Specialists Hinsdale

Illinois Podiatry Specialists Glendale Heights

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