FAQs About Warts

FAQs About Warts

How your podiatrist in Beachwood and Middleburg Heights, OH, can help you get rid of plantar warts

Warts are ugly, and they can be uncomfortable. Warts can make you self-conscious about wearing sandals and open shoes. Fortunately, your podiatrist has several ways to get rid of warts.

Dr. Ronald Freireich at Cleveland Foot And Ankle Consultants in Beachwood and Middleburg Heights, OH, provides a wide range of foot care services, including treatment for warts.

If you suffer from warts, you may have a few questions about wart removal. These are just a few frequently asked questions and answers about warts:

What causes warts?

Warts on your feet, also known as plantar warts, are caused by a virus. You can acquire the virus which causes warts by going barefoot in public areas like swimming pools, gyms, or locker rooms.

What do warts look like?

Warts look like a cluster of rough, hard bumps. They can develop on your toes, heels, or soles of your feet. They can resemble a callus and have a small black dot in the middle which is a cluster of clotted blood vessels.

Who gets warts?

Most commonly children and teenagers are prone to getting warts, as are people who have compromised immune systems.  However since the wart virus is very contagious, anyone can get them. 

How can I prevent warts?

Since warts are caused by a virus, your goal should be to avoid the virus by always wearing shoes when you are in public areas. Do not share linens, socks, or shoes with others.

How can my podiatrist help me get rid of warts?

Common professional treatments to remove warts include:

  • Treating the wart with topical medications
  • Freezing the wart with liquid nitrogen
  • Killing the virus with laser treatment
  • Dr. Freireich now offers a new breakthrough procedure for treating warts called Swift. Swift is a cutting edge, FDA Cleared technology that has proven to be highly effective in the removal of plantar warts. It delivers low dose microwave energy through a specialized probe that targets and effectively treats the underlying wart virus by stimulating a natural immune response in the body.  For more information on the Swift procedure, visit their website at https://www.clevelandfootdoctors.com/swift

To find out more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of plantar warts and other foot conditions, contact Dr. Ronald Freireich at Cleveland Foot And Ankle Consultants in Beachwood and Middleburg Heights, OH. You can reach him in the office by calling (216) 591-1905.

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