Wondering how you can protect your feet from warts?
Plantar warts are painful little growths that develop on the soles of the feet. They can make wearing shoes or walking around simply unbearable. If you think you might be dealing with plantar warts, this may be the perfect time to turn to our Beachwood, and Middleburg Heights, OH, podiatrist Dr. Ronald Freireich and the team at Cleveland Foot and Ankle Consultants for care. Of course, prevention is always key. If you are prone to plantar warts, here are some tips to prevent them.
Wear Protective Shoes and Socks
Whether you are using the local swimming pool, hopping in the gym shower, or at your local Y’s locker room, it’s important that you wear protective shoes or flip-flops in these public areas to protect your feet against germs, viruses, and bacteria.
Wash Hands Thoroughly
If you have a wart or someone in your family does, the HPV virus responsible for the wart can easily be transmitted from one family member to another. While it’s always important to wash your hands, you want to be even more diligent about handwashing if you have warts. Remember: Do not share socks, shoes, towels, or any items with someone who has warts.
Keep Feet Clean
It’s important that you are washing your feet once a day with soap and warm water. Make sure to wash all areas of your feet including between the toes to remove germs. Once you are done washing your feet, make sure you dry your feet off thoroughly.
Dealing with a Plantar Wart?
If you think you might have plantar warts, it’s a good idea to see our podiatrists for a diagnosis. After all, there are a variety of lesions, growths, and bumps that can often be confused for a plantar wart and we want to make sure any problems you have are properly treated.
Dr. Freireich and the team at Cleveland Foot and Ankle Consultants provide a variety of treatment options at their Beachwood, and Middleburg Heights, OH, practices to remove plantar warts. To schedule an evaluation, simply call us at (216) 591-1905.