Plantar Warts

The most advanced options for your painful plantar warts.

Plantar warts are caused by a virus and can appear on the soles of your feet, which are often mistaken for calluses or scars. While usually harmless, they can be contagious and cause discomfort while walking. To get your warts treated, come into one of the Advanced Foot and Ankle Centers of Illinois offices in the Chicago area.

a man with a plantar wart on his foot

Understanding Warts

If you have a wart anywhere on your body, it is because you picked up the human papillomavirus somewhere. Plantar warts usually develop because there is an opening on your skin (due to a cut, a crack, or an area of the skin softened by long exposure to water) that allows the virus to enter your bloodstream.

Most warts look like small fleshy mounds, while plantar warts resemble a hard layer of dead skin with tiny black pinpricks in the center. Feet are ideal growing grounds for warts since the virus thrives in moist and warm conditions, like the inside of your shoe.

Treatment Options for Plantar Warts

If you have plantar warts, the available treatment options are: 

  • Acid treatments 
  • Cryo treatments 
  • Laser treatments 
  • Oral medications 
  • Swift therapy
Swift Therapy

Treating Warts with Swift Therapy

Recently, Swift therapy has been developed to combat warts. The benefits of Swift therapy include: 

  • Kills warts from the inside.
  • Minimal pain during microwave emission (2-3 seconds), but no lasting pain like with other treatment options. 
  • No medication or harsh chemicals are used. 
  • Prevents warts from spreading or coming back. 
  • Take 1-4 sessions to be wart free.
  • Many patients report seeing a notable reduction in their plantar warts after the first session.

The treatment works by using microwave energy to activate the immune response in your feet so that your body starts to attack the wart virus and get rid of them. In usual circumstances, it can take years for the immune system to act against warts, given their location, so this therapy helps rush the process.

Swift therapy is $250 per session and is available at our Joliet office. 

Get the Wart Treatment You Need Now

Remember, if one treatment does not work, our team will try something else. As long as the treatments are performed by our professional team, you should experience limited side effects and successfully get rid of the wart.

Call any of our Chicago area offices or fill out our contact form to reach out to us electronically.

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