Learning More About Plantar Warts

If you notice a small bump on the sole of your foot, you may have discovered a plantar wart. These are small growths that typically appear on the heel or ball of the foot. They are usually harmless and do not typically cause pain, but they are highly contagious and can multiply and spread.

Plantar warts are caused by human papilloma virus (HPV). The virus enters the body through small nicks and cuts in the skin on the bottom of the feet. The best way to prevent plantar warts is by refraining from going barefoot. especially in public places. Always pack a pair of slippers when you stay in a hotel. Wear an inexpensive pair of sandals in locker rooms and on pool decks.

Spot plantar warts by remaining alert to the following symptoms:

If you notice any of these symptoms, do not attempt to address the situation at home. These “solutions” can often lead to bigger problems. A visit to a board-certified foot doctor like Cook County podiatrist Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos is the first step on the road to improved foot health. With years of specialized training and experience, your podiatrist is the best-qualified medical professional to examine your feet, diagnose your issue, and provide appropriate treatment and ongoing care.

Are you worried about plantar warts, or do you have any other concern about the health and wellness of your feet, ankles, or lower legs? Get help today. Call the friendly My Chicago Foot Expert staff at (773) 561-8100 or click here to schedule a convenient appointment with Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM in our modern, convenient Ravenswood office.

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Stavros Alexopoulos One of Chicago’s top podiatrists, Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM, treats routine to complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Alexopoulos is currently accepting new patients at My Chicago Foot Expert located near Ravenswood, North Park, and Jefferson Park.

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