New Canaan Podiatry
Jennifer Tauber, DPM
Podiatrist located in New Canaan, CT
Foot warts (plantar warts) develop when you come into contact with a viral invader. Because warts can cause pain, discomfort, and even burning with every step you take, board-certified podiatrist Jennifer Tauber, DPM, of New Canaan Podiatry provides effective treatments right in the office. Book your foot wart evaluation at this New Canaan, Connecticut-based practice by clicking the online scheduling feature or by calling the office directly.
What causes warts?
Foot warts develop when human papillomavirus (HPV) enters a cut, abrasion, or wound in your skin. When HPV gets into your skin, you can develop a single wart or a cluster of warts. But not everyone who comes into contact with this viral invader develops warts. Your risk of warts increases due to:
- Weakened immune system
- Having a history of foot warts
- Being younger (warts are common among teens and children)
You can even come into contact with wart-causing HPV simply by walking barefoot in a contaminated area where viruses thrive, like a sauna or gym shower. Wart viruses aren’t highly contagious, but it’s certainly possible to develop warts because you shared socks or shoes with someone else who has an infection.
Do warts cause symptoms?
Yes. Initially, you may notice small, fleshy growths popping up on the bottom of your foot, typically around your toes. These unsightly growths tend to have black pinpoint centers, which indicate broken blood vessels inside — a common trait of warts. As your warts progress, you may experience:
Plus, the more you walk on warts, the more likely they are to start growing inward. This can lead to the formation of calluses over them, which can worsen your symptoms. If any of these issues seem familiar, book an evaluation at New Canaan Podiatry right away.
How are warts treated?
As a state-of-the-art podiatric practice that houses the most technologically advanced medical equipment, New Canaan Podiatry offers plenty of innovative wart treatments. Dr. Tauber sits down with you and talks about your symptoms while evaluating your feet. Once she diagnoses warts, she educates you about all of your possible treatment options, which may include:
- Liquid nitrogen freezing medicine (cryotherapy)
- Prescription-strength salicylic acid ointments
- Electrodesiccation and curettage
- Pulsed-dye laser treatments
- Immune therapy
- Wart padding
Dr. Tauber understands how embarrassing and uncomfortable foot warts can become. As soon as she gets your current wart outbreak under control, she teaches you how to prevent future outbreaks.
Get relief from unsightly and uncomfortable foot warts by starting treatment at New Canaan Podiatry right away. Book your wart exam either online or over the phone.