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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
February 10, 2017
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: plantar warts   Flip Flops   contagious  

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is not the friendliest conversation to have in the locker room at your local gym among your work out pals. But don’t get too nervous since we are not talking about the sexually transmitted strain.  The truth of the matter is that the gym is the most commonly known place where you can contract this strain of HPV that attacks the soles of your feet.

Here are a few simple facts that you may not have known about plantar warts:

  • Typically appears on the soles of your feet
  • A viral infection that is contagious
  • They spread easily and need to be stopped

By now most of us have made a good habit of bringing flip flops with us when we know we are going to use a public shower at the gym or even at a hotel or resort. Perhaps we didn’t really know why we needed to wear them other than to keep our feet germ free.  Not the case, the strain does not discriminate and can latch on to anyone.

Symptoms that you may have plantar warts:

  • Small rough growth appears on the bottom of your foot
  • Black pin points ~ called wart seeds which are tiny clotted blood vessels
  • Pain or discomfort to the bottom of your feet while standing or walking
  • Hard thickened skin where the wart has grown inward

Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama understand how plantar warts can make you feel both physically and socially uncomfortable.  If the warts do not go away on their own schedule an appointment at one of their four conveniently located offices in Trenton, Clarksville, Dearborn and Farmington Hills Michigan. Put your feet in their hands and call now.

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