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By Dr. Philip Pinsker
November 09, 2012
Category: Warts
Tags: Cryotherapy  

Take a minute to examine your feet. If you notice any small, firm, rough, and somewhat discolored lesions you may have developed a plantar wart. Plantar warts refer particularly to warts that develop on the bottoms of your feet. They are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). This virus can easily enter your body through any skin abrasions like small cuts or scrapes on the bottom of your feet.

Cryotherapyrefers to a treatment that freezes off unwanted plantar warts. This small procedure uses liquid nitrogen to freeze plantar warts imbedded in the skin of your feet. Each treatment only takes less than a minute, but two to four follow up visits are usually required to ensure that the wart has been completely removed.

The treatment can be painfuland may last several days after the procedure. Blisters can form only a few hours after the procedure. If your blister pops, immediately clean the affected areato prevent the wart from spreading. After a few days your wart should eventually dry out and may even fall off.

Plantar warts are noncancerous but they should still be taken seriously. Plantar warts can become extremely painful. If you wait too long to seek treatment warts can continue to grow. Further developed warts thicken and often require several cryotherapy treatments, which can damage the surrounding nerves and even result in scarring while extending the recovery process.

If you have developed a plantar wart contact our officeat (724) 225-7410 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Phil Pinsker. He will examine your feet and determine if cryotherapy is right treatment for you.

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