See Your Podiatrist to Treat a Plantar Wart

For good foot health, it’s important to get to know your feet. Become familiar with their shape and appearance, and be alert to changes. If you notice something feeling or looking different, schedule a visit with a board-certified podiatrist like Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos without delay. Your foot doctor is a medical specialist with years of training and experience and is the best-qualified medical professional to care for this part of your body.

One common issue that affects the skin of the feet is plantar warts. The cause of these warts is a strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Are you familiar with the signs and symptoms of plantar warts? Keep an eye out for:

Keep yourself safe from plantar warts with some simple precautions. Wear sandals in locker rooms and public showers, and on pool decks. Be smart at the nail salon – If you enjoy the occasional spa pedicure, bring your tools and insist on precautions such as disposable basin liners. Never allow the nail tech to use a razor or grater on your feet. It can create an opportunity for infection.

If you suspect that you have developed a wart, avoid the at-home cures you might read about on the internet. Many of these treatments can lead to injury or infection. Instead, call the friendly My Chicago Foot Expert staff at (773) 561-8100 or click here to schedule a visit with Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM. Dr. Alexopoulos will carefully examine your feet, ankles, and lower legs, then reach a specific, accurate diagnosis of your issue and work with you to create an effective and individualized plan for treatment and ongoing care. If the doctor concurs that you have developed plantar warts, many treatment options for your care are painless and non-invasive. 

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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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