Plantar warts

Plantar warts: what they are, causes and symptoms

Warts are viral infections that present as fleshy, hard, benign growths.
They are caused by the attack of a virus and occur both on the skin and on the mucous membranes.
The family of viruses to which warts belong is that of the papova virus (HPV human papillomavirus).
The virus penetrates the epidermis and infects it, resulting in an excessive speed of replication.

Contagion occurs by surface contact usually in very popular places such as showers, gyms and swimming pools, where the hot and humid climate favours the survival of the virus in an active form.

On the foot, we find them purely at the plantar level where, due to the continuous compression to which they are subjected, they tend to develop in depth.
They appear as a callused area, just detected, and are variously painful under pressure.
We can find a single wart or smaller joined together to form a kind of mosaic.

Plantar warts: prevention and treatment

The need for podiatry treatment is dictated above all by pain, by the danger of contagion and above all by the fact that they lead to a bad foot position and therefore to a possible poor walking, affecting the skeletal axis above.

The podiatry treatment takes place through touches of fuming nitric acid, which favours the destruction of the virus and the restoration of healthy skin.

Plantar warts are a very contagious phenomenon and it is therefore important to take the necessary precautions to avoid contracting them (or transmitting them).
It is a good idea to wear slippers in common areas, avoid mixed use of towels and keep your feet dry and clean as much as possible.

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We also carry out home visits if necessary and after consultation with the patient.