Warts

Warts

Warts are known by several different names including plantar warts & verrucae but they are the same thing. A brief bit of biology – warts are caused by a virus. Viruses cause all sorts of problems including the common cold/flu. There are estimated to be over 300,00 different types of viruses. The culprit that causes warts is a strain of virus called human papillomavirus or HPV.

Warts are often not painful & can be left alone. Other times they can be numerous & cause considerable pain. If you have a wart you should seek professional advice & have it diagnosed properly.

If treatment is necessary then options can include application of acids & dry ice, laser, needling & surgical removement. Our Podiatrist’s at Healthy Life Foot Clinic are trained to assess, diagnose & treat warts.Please call us if you would like to speak with us about your shin pain.