Remove Warts in Roselle

Wart Removal

Plantar warts develop in the outer layer of your skin on the soles of your feet, caused by an infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). At AFP Podiatry Roselle, our specialist knows that more than 100 types of HPV exist, but only a few cause plantar warts on your feet. Everyone’s immune system responds differently to HPV, and not everyone who comes in contact with it develops plantar warts. The virus isn’t easily transmitted by direct contact from one person to another because HPV strains that cause plantar warts aren’t highly contagious. However, it does thrive in moist, warm environments, so you can contract the virus by walking barefoot around swimming pools or locker rooms. Once the virus does spread from the first site of infection, more warts may appear. Our experts who remove warts in Roselle, educate our patients on the facts pertaining to their plantar wart.

A small, rough, fleshy, grainy growth on the bottom of your foot, a plantar wart, and the virus that causes it, needs to have a point of entry into the skin of your foot. Our wart experts at AFP Podiatry Roselle explains that this can be cracks in dry skin, cuts or scrapes, or wet, softened, fragile skin from being in the water a long time. The symptoms and signs of a plantar wart are hard, thickened skin (callus) where a wart has grown inward, black pinpoints which are often referred to as wart seeds, a lesion that interferes with the normal ridges and lines in the skin of your foot, and tenderness, or pain, when standing or walking. It’s time to see our foot care specialists who remove warts in Roselle if your plantar wart is painful, or changes in color or appearance. We also recommend having your wart examined if you’ve tried treating the wart, but it persists, multiplies, or comes back, or if the pain from the wart interferes with your daily activities.

In situations where at home treatments and basic in-office treatments are not effective, our experts who remove warts in Roselle may recommend surgical removal. There are different types of plantar wart surgeries, including cryosurgery, where liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the wart, laser surgery, where the wart tissue is removed by using intense laser energy, electro-surgery, where electrical energy is used to burn the wart tissue, and surgical excision, where a scalpel is used to remove the wart. Surgical excision is mainly used as a last resort, when laser surgery, and cryosurgery is unsuccessful.



Norridge Foot Pain Doctor

Norridge Foot Pain Doctor


AFP Podiatry, LTD
825 N Roselle Rd.
Roselle, IL.
Phone: (630) 582-1100