Wart Treatment at Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome

Warts are skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). When they appear on the soles of the feet, they are known as plantar warts. These can be painful, causing discomfort when standing or walking. The Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome offers effective treatments for warts, focusing on removing the warts and alleviating

Understanding Warts:

Plantar warts are recognized by their location on the foot, their tendency to grow inward under a hard, thick layer of skin (callus), and the discomfort they cause. They can be
solitary or cluster together in a mosaic wart pattern. While warts are generally harmless, their location on the foot can lead to significant pain.

Causes of Warts:

  • Virus Exposure: HPV thrives in warm, moist environments, such as shower floors, swimming pools, and locker rooms.
  • Direct Contact: Warts can spread through direct contact with the wart or with surfaces touched by infected skin.
  • Cuts or Breaks in the Skin: Openings in the skin can allow the virus to enter.

Our Treatments for Warts:

Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • Topical Treatments: Salicylic acid preparations to peel away the wart layer by layer.
  • Cryotherapy: Freezing the wart with liquid nitrogen to kill the tissue.
  • Immune Therapy: Applying substances to stimulate the body’s immune system to fight the wart.
  • Laser Treatment: Using a laser to cauterize small blood vessels around the wart, effectively killing the tissue.

Surgical removal may be considered for persistent warts that do not respond to other treatments. This can involve cutting away the wart or using electrosurgery to burn and remove wart tissue.

Why Choose Our Center in Rome, GA?

At the Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome, we utilize a comprehensive approach to diagnose and treat warts, ensuring our patients receive the most effective and least invasive treatments. Our team is committed to providing personalized care, aiming to quickly restore comfort and skin health.


Q: Can warts spread to other parts of the body?
A: Yes, warts can spread to other areas of your skin. Avoid picking at warts to minimize the risk of spreading.

Q: How can I prevent warts?
A: Preventive measures include wearing footwear in public showers or locker rooms, keeping feet clean and dry, and avoiding direct contact with warts.

Q: Are warts contagious?
A: Yes, warts are caused by a virus that can spread through direct contact or through contact with surfaces that have been touched by infected skin.

Q: How long do wart treatments take to work?
A: The effectiveness and duration of wart treatments can vary. Some treatments may require several sessions over weeks or months to fully remove the wart.

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