Plantar warts, better known to medical professionals as Verruca Plantaris, or simply Verruca, are painful, hard lumps, often found on the soles of any foot, specifically, at pressure points in this area. They can be easily identified by the black specks that appear in multiples at the center of each wart. In the advanced stage of development, plantar warts can become extremely painful and considerably restrict movement, such as standing, walking or running. It is precisely at this time when laser plantar warts treatment can be of immense help to provide relief.
Identifying the causes
Medical researchers and scientists have identified the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) as the single cause of plantar warts. However, transmission of this virus occurs between humans, while entry into the body via the feet can occur through cuts, cracks, abrasions or other skin infections. It is, therefore, advised not to walk bare feet, or use public swimming pools and showers in the event that one has such skin lacerations as described above.
Laser Treatment of Warts
For successful elimination of plantar warts, or for that matter, any type of warts, every infected cell within the wart must be dealt with. With other conventional techniques, such as curettage, cauterization or cryotherapy, it is extremely difficult to ascertain whether all infected cells have been destroyed. However, with laser plantar warts treatment, infected cells can be largely eliminated without much pain. Moreover, if proper precautions are taken to avoid contraction of the HPV virus, laser plantar warts treatment can also reduce the chances of recurrence, or at the most, significantly increase the time between wart elimination and recurrence.
If you are suffering from plantar warts on your feet please contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss your options.