That little callus with black dots is likely a wart. Warts are harmless growths but can be annoying and cause you to feel less confident about yourself. The kind of bump that typically appears on the feet is called a plantar wart. These can last for several years in adults if left untreated.
Thankfully, removing these pesky growths is easy with the right treatment. Here at LePoer Podiatry, we provide cryotherapy treatments to eliminate warts for good. Get in touch with our Providence office today to learn more about this treatment.
What Are Warts?
These small growths can be identified easily by their characteristic grainy, rough texture. Warts are flesh-colored in most instances but can also appear white, pink, or tan and feature small black dots.
These growths are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). While some strains of HPV are contracted through sexual contact, others can be spread through casual touch or shared objects like towels. Plantar warts are most likely to appear due to cuts, breaks, and weak spots on the bottom of your feet.
What Are the Treatment Options?
Cryotherapy is one of the simplest solutions for addressing warts and other similar growths. This treatment is performed here at our office and involves applying liquid nitrogen directly to the wart, either with a spray or a cotton swab. This method can be painful, so we will likely numb the area before starting. The freezing causes a blister to form around your wart, and the dead tissue sloughs off within a week or so.
If you’re concerned about cryotherapy, we also offer chemical, laser, and surgical ablation. Ablation techniques heat up the blood in the tiny vessels inside the wart, destroying them, and leaving the wart to die and fall off. For some, this treatment may be more comfortable.
Treatments for Warts in Providence, Rhode Island
If you have a plantar wart – don’t panic! These bumps can be easily removed using cryotherapy. Get in touch with our Providence office today to learn more about this treatment option. You can connect with us now by filling out and submitting the form below or by calling us at (401) 453-2000 for an appointment.