jo-farrellA woman named Kelly Bradford went to a doctor a few months ago to get a couple of hard lumps that had formed on her heels checked out. Their texture had made her think they were corns at first, but they were unresponsive to salicylic acids, and they hurt more than corns usually do. She was in a lot of pain and couldn’t even touch her heels to the ground.

The doctor examined Bradford’s feet and discovered that she had large plantar warts growing in clusters on her heels. They were pinching the nerves in her feet, causing the pain she felt. Some cryotherapy and topical over-the-counter medication had Bradford feeling better in just a few weeks.

Warts aren’t always serious, but when they get as bad Bradford’s they should be looked at by a doctor. If you need help with plantar warts, contact podiatrist Dr. Gary Curson, D.P.M. of Miami Area Feet. You can rely on Dr. Curson to treat your feet with an unparalleled level of professional expertise.

About Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are found on the feet. These warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) getting into open wounds on the feet. You can recognize plantar warts by a hard bump on the foot. They are usually found on the heels or balls of the feet. Plantar warts are usually not a sign of anything dangerous but do not ignore them if they do cause pain or embarrassment.

If you do have a plantar wart, you may notice some pain when standing but since these warts are not cancerous or dangerous, a podiatrist only needs to be seen if there is excess pain. Although plantar warts don’t often call for treatment, there are options available. They can be frozen off, removed by an electric tool or burned off using laser treatment.

Home remedies are also available to help with plantar warts. An apple cider vinegar soak can help remove the wart. You can soak your feet in the vinegar for 20 minutes before using a pumice stone to remove any loose skin from the wart.

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