Plantar Warts

If you're suffering from plantar warts, our team of award-winning NYC foot doctors can help restore the comfort to your foot. We offer a wide range of customizable treatments for plantar warts including cryotherapy, laser treatments, Microwave Immunotherapy, and if all other treatments fail, surgical removal can be an option. Whatever your needs, we have the expertise and knowledge to tailor your plan to suit your specific case, lifestyle, and budget. 


What Is A Plantar Wart?

Plantar warts common skin growths that are not cancerous. They usually appear on the bottom of the feet as a result of a virus. People typically catch the virus through cuts or breaks in the skin on the bottom of the feet. They appear to be small, fleshy knobs on the bottom of the foot. They tend to have callus in the area. They can be painful.

Symptoms of Plantar Warts

A small lump on the bottom of the foot. It can have callus, little black dots, interuption of skin lines, and sometimes pain.

Treatment Options for Plantar Warts

Biospy, chemical treatment, Cryotherapy, Microwave Immunotherapy, surgery.

Treatment Options

In most cases a biopsy will be done to confirm the diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is established, the first step is typically a strong chemical-based medicine that cause the skin where the wart lives to peel off. As that dead skin is removed the wart is removed with it. This typically takes multiple treatments.

Cryotherapy can also be used to freeze the wart. Liquid nitrogen is applied to the wart and a blister forms. This dead tissue is removed and the wart is removed with it. This also requires multiple treatments.

Laser Therapy utilizes focused laser beams to destroy the wart tissue. This therapy is typically performed under local anesthesia and may require a short recovery period.

Microwave Immunotherapy, for particularly stubborn or recurring plantar warts, may be an option. This treatment involves one or two treatments sending a microwave pulse to the wart/virus which activates one’s own immune system to kill the virus permanently. 

Lastly, surgical removal is an option if all other methods fail.

Expected Outcome

After multiple treatments the virus will die and the patient will be wart free as indicated by the return of skin lines and the reduction of pain.

Get Rid of Your Plantar Warts Quickly

If you have Plantar Warts, or you're suffering from any other foot/ankle pain, our NYC doctors are happy to help! Serving the Downtown and Midtown Manhattan areas of NYC, we help you get back to healthy and happy living. Call us at 917-398-3668 or book an appointment online.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, there are many different types of viral warts. Plantar warts are spread through contact with the virus through a cut in the foot. Sexually transmitted warts are a completely different strain so the two are separate and distinct diagnoses'.

Yes, if you are re-infected you can get them again and will need to undergo repeat treatments to get rid of them.

Yes, if you live with others you should keep the bathroom clean, don't share shoes, spray Lysol on surfaces your feet have touched, and keep the wart covered with a bandaid to avoid spreading it.


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