One Wart Will Lead To Another...Don't Wait For Yours To Multiply!

IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

Our office continues to be open to all new and existing patients. We use hospital-grade sanitizers and are taking measures to ensure patients maintain social distancing by not having anyone wait in our reception room with others. If you prefer to wait in your car, just give us a call and we will call or text you when we are ready to bring you straight into a treatment room. Our entire staff is wearing masks and we encourage you to do the same.

For those patients who cannot or still wish not to visit the office, we are offering private video telemedicine visits. Simply call the office at 713-785-7881 and ask for an e-visit and we will be happy to get you set up for an immediate appointment. You can also request an appointment through our website.

Plantar warts treated by Houston Foot SpecialistIf you notice a thick and discolored lesion on your foot, it could be a plantar wart. A wart, or verruca, is a manifestation of a virus that enters your body, often through a crack in the skin. It is contagious and can multiply and spread. Very often, the wart is uncomfortable or painful when you stand or walk.

Unlike a callus, which is a thickening of the outer layer of skin, a wart intertwines itself with the skin. This makes a wart very stubborn and difficult to treat. If the skin involved is damaged, it will lead to scar formation which can be more painful to walk on than the wart itself. Most warts, however, do not require surgery and are effectively treated through conservative means.

If you walk down the foot care aisle at your local pharmacy, you'll find many different wart remedies. The problem is that they are not strong enough to eliminate most warts. We employ many treatments in our Houston foot care offices to more completely eliminate the warts. If you think you may have a wart, it is better to come in as soon as possible to be treated, before they spread and get out of control. 

 

Dr. Andrew Schneider
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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.