Many types of foot issues can be painful, concerning, or both. But often, patients just do not get around to making an appointment with a podiatrist when needed. Many types of minor foot problems, such as calluses, warts, and corns, can be easily treated by a qualified podiatrist, and the best part about this is living pain-free where the foot is concerned. Those concerned about foot and ankle warts treatment and surgery in Mercer Island should try the Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic.
What Are Warts?
Warts on the foot can be quite painful, but patients ignore them because they don’t often pose an immediate threat. Warts are often confused with other foot irritations, such as calluses or corns, but those truly are skin irritations. A wart is actually a viral infection, and as of 2015, there are over 40 different types of viruses that can cause a wart. Teenagers are actually more susceptible than adults when it comes to wart problems, and the most common type of wart that afflicts the foot is a plantar wart. This type of wart usually appears after the patient comes in contact with a contaminated surface. This is easy to avoid by not walking barefoot and always keeping feet covered.
When a wart appears, however, preventative measures can no longer help. Many patients try over-the-counter medication, but many warts are resistant. At the Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic, we can treat or surgically remove the wart with prescription medication. Our team can also help with more preventative ideas to keep warts from returning, such as avoiding direct contact with other warts.
To learn more about foot and ankle warts treatment in Mercer Island or to make an appointment for a consultation with the Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic, please call us at (425) 482-6663 to speak with a member of our staff.