Help! How Can I Get Rid of My Warts?

Warts are the most common viral infection impacting the skin. If you’re among those who are battling these uncomfortable and unsightly skin growths, you likely know how frustrating it can be to get rid of warts.

In these cases, it’s best to get a qualified podiatry team in your corner, like the one here at Neuhaus Foot and Ankle. When it comes to warts, we have the equipment, experience, and resources you need to banish this skin infection once and for all.

Why are warts so stubborn?

Warts that develop on your feet are called plantar warts and are caused when certain types of the human papillomavirus (HPV) invade your skin. While the outward signs of these viral infections come in the form of warts, it’s important to note that these growths are side effects of the infection. In other words, one of the primary reasons why plantar warts can be so stubborn is that you can get rid of the wart, but new ones can quickly develop if the underlying infection isn’t addressed.

If you have warts that resist conventional over-the-counter products and treatments, we consider these to be recalcitrant warts and up to one-third of the wart's head is beneath the surface layer of the skin.

Clearing the problem

If you’ve been unsuccessful with over-the-counter products or home remedies, it’s time to have us take a look at your warts. We understand how uncomfortable and unsightly these growths can be, so we work quickly to find a solution.

Once we confirm that you have plantar warts, we can turn to one of several remedies, including:

When we treat plantar warts, our goal is to do so in the least invasive way possible, but bear in mind that the treatments may take time and require several applications.

If the treatments prove ineffective, we may turn to a minor surgical procedure to remove the warts with an electric needle. We perform this procedure here in our offices, and there’s no significant downtime afterward, though you may have to go easy on your foot while it heals. 

If you’re tired of dealing with stubborn warts on your own, contact one of our locations in Hermitage, Brentwood, Nashville, Mount Juliet, Waverly, Smyrna, Gallatin, or Lebanon, Tennessee. 

You Might Also Enjoy...

5 Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Your feet undergo a fair amount of abuse under the best of circumstances, but when you add an issue like rheumatoid arthritis (RA), things can get worse. Here’s a look at the signs of RA in your feet and how we can help.

How to Manage Neuropathy in Your Feet

Nerve damage in your feet, or peripheral neuropathy, affects at least half of those who have diabetes. Our goal is to help you to avoid permanent nerve damage in your feet through vigilant management.

Preventive Health Benefits of Custom Orthotics

Bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis — these are just a few of the most common issues that occur in your feet. If you want to stay one step ahead of your foot health, custom orthotics are a great choice.

How to Prevent Nail Fungus Infections

As the temperature begins to warm, you can ditch the socks and boots and let your feet enjoy the fresh air. But the last thing you want is for a toenail fungus to force your feet back into hiding, and they shouldn’t if you follow these tips.

Can a Plant-Based Diet Help My Gout Symptoms?

The incidence of gout in the United States has doubled in the past two decades, and diet plays a significant role. Explore how a plant-based diet can prevent this painful condition from flaring. Read on to learn more.