Pantar Warts

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Plantar warts are noncancerous growths that typically appear on the weight-bearing parts of your feet, such as the heel, ball, or sole. They are generally rough but spongy in texture, and are either gray, brown, or yellow. Most of the time, they go away without any real medical attention. But more stubborn plantar warts will need to be seen by your local podiatrist. The doctors at Mercer-Ocean Podiatry, PC in New Jersey are dedicated to helping you keep your feet as healthy as possible. We use our feet everyday, so it’s vital to take care of them!

Caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), plantar warts invade the body through broken skin on the bottoms of your feet. That’s why it is always recommended to wear flip flops around the pool, communal showers, or locker rooms. We can diagnose and treat your warts to remove them fast, as well as advise you on how to protect yourself from future plantar warts.

You should see Dr. Killian or Dr. Chandrani immediately if:

- You’re unsure if what you have is a wart

- Self-treatment hasn’t been keeping the warts at bay

- Your plantar warts are bleeding, painful, or are changing in color

- Discomfort is enough to dissuade you from doing normal activities

- You have diabetes or another underlying condition that causes poor sensation in your feet

- You are immunocompromised because of certain drugs, HIV/AIDS, or other immune system disorders

Mercer-Ocean Podiatry, PC is located at two New Jersey locations for your convenience. You can find our Mercerville office at 2103 Mercerville-Whitehorse Rd and our Toms River office at 202 Rte 37 W, Suite 4. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit newjerseyfoot.com, call our Mercerville office at 609-585-3200, or call our Toms River office at 732-557-4266.

Author
Frank J. Killian, DPM FACFAS Owner, Mercer Ocean Podiatry Board Certified American Board of Podiatric Surgery Fellow American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons

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