Podiatry located in Huntingdon Valley, PA

Warts services offered in Huntingdon Valley, PA

Warts on the soles of your feet can be painful if they’re somewhere weight-bearing. If you have plantar warts, contact the team at Montgomery Podiatry in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania. The experienced podiatrists offer painless, effective Swift® System treatment, a cutting-edge solution for warts. Call Montgomery Podiatry or schedule a consultation online today to benefit from advanced wart treatment.

Warts Q&A

What are warts?

Warts on your feet (plantar warts or verrucas) are small bumpy lesions on the skin. They primarily form hard spots on the soles of your feet and toes.

Warts begin growing when a virus gets into the skin on your feet. Any tiny area of damaged or thin skin could be a point of access for the virus. Plantar warts might come up individually or form clusters called mosaic warts.

The virus responsible for warts is a form of human papillomavirus (HPV). It is very common and also causes warts on other body parts.

How would I get warts on my feet?

The HPV virus passes between people when an infected person comes in contact with someone uninfected.

Transmission is most likely to occur in places where many people walk barefoot, like a locker room or swimming pool.

You could also pick up the virus if you wear someone else’s shoes or socks and they have the infection.

What are the symptoms of plantar warts?

Warts are small lesions similar to calluses but with a black dot in their center (this is dried blood).

Plantar warts are typically painless when they first develop. Because they’re small, cause no problems, and are on the soles of your feet, it’s possible to have warts for quite a while without realizing it.

However, they can be uncomfortable if they form in sensitive skin or a weight-bearing area such as the ball or heel of your foot. Discomfort from warts in these places might make you walk differently to avoid pressure.

How are warts treated?

Montgomery Podiatry uses the Swift System to treat warts. Swift is a cutting-edge, FDA-approved technology that’s proven highly effective for removing plantar warts. Swift delivers low-dose microwave energy into the warts via a specialized probe.

The energy targets and effectively treats the underlying HPV virus responsible for your warts by stimulating your body’s natural immune response. That addresses the root cause of your warts and not just the symptoms. The benefits of Montgomery Podiatry’s Swift wart treatment include:

  • No burning of the skin
  • No daily bandages and messy ointments
  • No blistering acids
  • No painful weekly treatment visits
  • No surgery
  • No downtime

Swift therapy requires three to four treatments spaced four weeks apart to align with your body’s natural immune cycle.

To benefit from cutting-edge Swift wart treatment, call Montgomery Podiatry or schedule a consultation online today.