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Top 3 Reasons to Treat Plantar Warts

  1. Viral Transmission and recurrence
    1. HPV virus can spread via contact
    2. HPV can remain dormant in the body
    3. Even if you wart goes away, there is a high recurrence and resurfacing of the wart unless the route cause of the wart, that being the HPV is treated properly
  2. Pain and Mobility
    1. If left untreated plantar foot warts can cause significant pain
    2. The wart can extend deep into the sole of the foot causing irritation and pain when direct pressure applied
  3. Cosmetic Concerns
    1. Warts can become bigger over time and consume more and more of the skin on your foot
Author
Garrett Kalmar, DPM, AACFAS

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