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I’ve Tried Everything! How Can I Get Rid of These Warts on My Feet?

I’ve Tried Everything! How Can I Get Rid of These Warts on My Feet?

Are you feeling frustrated with persistent warts on your feet? You're not alone. Many people struggle with these stubborn growths, wondering if they'll ever find a solution that actually works. 

That’s because while warts are common, getting rid of them can be a long and irritating process — which is frustrating if they’re in a painful or unsightly spot on your feet! 

The good news is that the team of board-certified podiatrists at Arlington/Mansfield Foot and Ankle Centers in Arlington and Mansfield, Texas, specialize in diagnosing and treating all types of foot-related issues — including pesky warts. 

Our team combines advanced medical techniques with personalized care to ensure the best outcomes for our patients. We understand the challenges you face with foot warts and are here to help you achieve clear and healthy skin.

If you've tried various treatments with little to no success, read on to discover more about warts and how our podiatric care could be the key to finally getting rid of the warts on your feet.

What are warts, and why do I have them on my feet?

Warts are non-cancerous skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). When HPV infects the outer layer of skin, usually through a cut or scrape, it can cause the rapid growth of cells on that layer, creating the wart. 

Warts on the feet are most commonly plantar warts, which develop on the soles or toes. The pressure from walking and standing causes plantar warts to grow inward beneath a hard, thick layer of skin (callus). Because of this pressure, they can be especially uncomfortable and stubborn.

While anyone can contract HPV and develop warts, some groups are more likely to run into this pesky virus. Kids, teens, those with weakened immune systems, and people who’ve had plantar warts before may also be more likely to experience them again.

Environmental factors can play a role as well if you spend a lot of time in warm, damp environments, like locker rooms, saunas, or indoor pools, your risk of getting plantar warts increases — especially if you walk barefoot in these areas or have small cuts or abrasion on your feet. 

Why aren’t over-the-counter or home remedies working?

While many over-the-counter (OTC) treatments and home remedies are available, they don’t always provide the cure many hope for. Here’s why these methods can be less effective:

Understanding the limitations of these treatments is important, especially if your warts continue to persist, spread, or cause significant pain.

How can a podiatrist get rid of my warts?

When home remedies and OTC treatments just aren't cutting it, professional wart intervention becomes necessary. 

At Arlington/Mansfield Foot & Ankle Centers, our podiatrists not only focus on removing your troublesome warts but also prevent recurrence and manage pain. We provide guidance on foot hygiene, footwear, and how to protect against future infections. 

Here’s how a podiatrist at Arlington/Mansfield Foot & Ankle Center can help with a wart that just won’t disappear:

Salicylic acid

Unlike store-bought solutions, the concentration and application of salicylic acid administered by a podiatrist are designed for deeper penetration and more effective wart removal.

Cryotherapy

Freezing the wart with liquid nitrogen is a common and effective treatment that reaches the roots of the wart and kills it. Our podiatrists can safely administer this quick and easy treatment.

Surgical removal

For particularly stubborn or painful warts, surgical removal may be recommended. This is performed under local anesthesia, and the goal is to completely remove the wart. 

Don’t let warts stay in control any longer. Schedule an appointment online or over the phone with one of the podiatrists at an Arlington/Mansfield Foot and Ankle Centers office near you.

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