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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.

There are a lot of common foot conditions that can easily be fixed. Bunions, athlete’s foot, plantar warts, gout, ingrown toenails, and toenail fungus are all conditions that can be treated with ease. For example, ingrown toenails can be treated by soaking your feet in warm water mixed with Epsom salt for twenty minutes. Bunions can be fixed using toe spacers, but some may need surgical removal. Plantar warts can usually be treated by soaking the foot to soften the wart.

If not treated properly, plantar warts can exacerbate and become debilitating. If you would like medical assistance regarding plantar wart treatment, contact Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will provide quality care for your feet.  

About Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are the result of human papillomavirus (HPV) getting into the feet through tiny cuts or abrasions. Typically, plantar warts are contracted through walking barefoot on dirty surfaces since the virus thrives in warm and moist environments. They are mostly found on the heels or balls of the feet.

While plantar warts are generally harmless, those experiencing excessive pain, suffering from diabetes or a compromised immune system require immediate medical care. Plantar warts are easily diagnosed, usually through scraping off a bit of rough skin or by getting a biopsy.


·         Legions on the bottom of your feet, usually rough and grainy

·         Hard or thick callused spots

·         Wart seeds, which are small clotted blood vessels that look like little black spots

·         Pain, discomfort, or tenderness of your feet when walking or standing


·         Freezing

·         Electric tool removal

·         Laser Treatment

·         Topical Creams (prescription only)

·         Over-the-counter medications

To help prevent developing plantar warts, avoid walking barefoot over abrasive surfaces that can cause cuts or wounds for HPV to get into. Avoiding direct contact with other warts, as well as not picking or rubbing existing warts, will help prevent the further spread of plantar warts. If you think you have developed plantar warts, it is best to speak with your podiatrist. He or she can diagnose the warts on your feet and recommend the appropriate treatment options.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more about Plantar Warts

 Plantar warts are typically hard and grainy growths that appear on the heels and balls of the feet. Warts occur when the human papilloma virus (HPV) enters your body through cuts or weak spots on the bottom of the feet. Once plantar warts start to grow, they can take as long as two years to go away if not treated. Luckily there are plenty of treatments to reduce, remove, and prevent the inconvenience. Cryotherapy, also known as freezing therapy, is the most widely used method is removing warts, but it may not always work if the treatment does not reach the entire wart. Over-the-counter salicylic acids and prescription medications are also available aid wart removal process. If a plantar wart is particularly thick, a mixture of cryotherapy and salicylic acid treatments may ultimately do the trick.

Plantar warts can be painful and can worsen if not treated properly. If you would like to be treated for plantar warts, consult with Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and provide you with quality treatment.

About Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are found on the feet. These warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) getting into open wounds on the feet. You can recognize plantar warts by a hard bump on the foot. They are usually found on the heels or balls of the feet. Plantar warts are usually not a sign of anything dangerous but do not ignore them if they do cause pain or embarrassment.

If you do have a plantar wart, you may notice some pain when standing but since these warts are not cancerous or dangerous, a podiatrist only needs to be seen if there is excess pain. Although plantar warts don’t often call for treatment, there are options available. They can be frozen off, removed by an electric tool or burned off using laser treatment.

Home remedies are also available to help with plantar warts. An apple cider vinegar soak can help remove the wart. You can soak your feet in the vinegar for 20 minutes before using a pumice stone to remove any loose skin from the wart.

For more information about Plantar Warts, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

Read more about Plantar Warts

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