Plantar Warts and Heal Pain Answers to Questions

How serious are Plantar Warts?

All South Bay Footcare can treat plantar warts. We have the most success with our Swift Microwave Technology treatments. Some patients suffer for many years, then they come to us, and we use the Swift treatment. They finally get relief and live active lives. Plantar Warts are highly contagious, so they should be treated as soon as possible.

Plantar warts can be a serious health concern, particularly if they become painful or spread. Plantar warts are caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). This is highly contagious and can easily be passed from person to person by direct contact with an infected person’s skin or by coming in contact with contaminated surfaces. In some cases, plantar warts can cause discomfort and pain when putting pressure on the affected area.

Additionally, plantar warts may spread to other areas of the foot or even to other body parts if left untreated. Therefore, seeking treatment as soon as possible is essential to prevent them from becoming a serious health concern.

Treatment Overview of Swift Microwave Technology for Curing Plantar Warts?

One of the tools All South Bay Footcare uses to treat Plantar warts is Swift Microwave Technology. This page on our website has more information about this treatment:

Swift Microwave Technology is an innovative, non-invasive approach to treating plantar warts. It uses advanced microwave energy to target and destroy the virus that causes them without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. Swift Microwave Technology is fast, safe, and effective. Typically, only one or two treatments are needed to eliminate the wart (deeper, more severe warts may need one or two more treatments).

This makes it a more convenient option for busy people who don’t have time for repeat doctor’s visits or long, drawn-out treatments. This technology also offers improved cosmetic outcomes since there is no scarring and minimal risk of infection. In addition, it is less painful than other treatments, such as freezing with liquid nitrogen. Finally, it is an affordable option for wart removal. It has proven to be a reliable and cost-effective way to eliminate plantar warts without surgery or expensive medications. Overall, it is one of our most proven solutions for those seeking quick and effective treatment.


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How Deep Do Plantar Warts Go?

Plantar warts can occur anywhere on the sole of the foot, but they most commonly appear on pressure points like the heel or ball of the foot. A virus causes them, called human papillomavirus (HPV), enters through tiny breaks in the skin. 

The depth at which a plantar wart develops depends on an individual’s immune system. Generally, these warts are not very deep and may only penetrate the outer layers of the skin. The virus can sometimes travel past the epidermis (outer layer) and spread to deeper layers, such as the dermis or subcutaneous fat. 

When a plantar wart is embedded deep into the skin, pressure on the wart can become painful and difficult to treat. In some cases, the virus may cause long-term scarring or worsen underlying conditions such as diabetes or poor circulation. You must seek medical attention if you suspect they have gone too deep. 

Your doctor can diagnose the extent of your warts and recommend a treatment plan accordingly. Treatment options may include topical creams, freezing, laser therapy, or surgery. They are highly contagious and can spread between individuals through skin contact or contact with objects like towels or floors that contain the virus.

How do I stop Plantar Warts from Spreading?

The best way to prevent plantar warts from spreading is to take preventative measures. Wash your feet regularly with soap and water, using a separate towel or washcloth on the bottom of the feet. Keep your feet dry and clean, including between the toes. Change your socks daily and wear shoes that fit comfortably without rubbing against the skin. Avoid walking barefoot in public places such as pools, locker rooms, or showers.

Also, please avoid direct contact with a person who has them. To reduce your risk of spreading the virus, cover the wart with a bandage and avoid direct contact with others while it is still present. Additionally, wash your hands after touching the wart or any items that may have come in contact with the wart. Lastly, consider using appropriate anti-viral ointments as directed by your doctor. These steps can help prevent them from spreading and keep your feet healthy.

When is a plantar wart no longer contagious?

Plantar warts are contagious until the wart is completely gone, and this can take several weeks or even months of treatment. If you have them, it’s vital to seek professional treatment as soon as possible to ensure that the virus does not spread and cause further infection.

How do you disinfect a shower from plantar warts?

To disinfect your shower from plantar warts:

1. Use a bleach and water solution.
2. Dilute one cup of bleach in four cups of water.
3. After showering, spray the diluted bleach solution on all surfaces within the shower.
4. Allow the solution to sit for 10 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with warm running water.

This will help kill any lingering HPV virus and prevent the spread of plantar warts. Also, clean the shower regularly with hot soapy water. Avoid sharing towels or other items that may be contaminated with the virus.

Come See Us, We Can Help!

We want to help you live a happy and pain-free life. Maintaining healthy feet sometimes takes some teamwork and we’d love to be a part of your team. Whether your foot challenges come from sports injuries, an underlying medical condition, or just plain old wear and tear, we can help by properly diagnosing the problem, caring for wounds or fitting you with custom molded orthotics. We want you to walk away happy!