Wear Socks to the Shoe Store to Avoid Warts and Fungus

Unexpected dangers can lurk inside the footwear being sold at shoe stores and boutiques. For instance, a pair may have collected the sweat left inside them by others who have tried them on before, creating an ideal environment for the growth of the fungus that causes athlete’s foot. If you then try on those shoes, you may end up contracting the condition yourself.

Another risk that could come with testing out shoes at the store is the possibility of getting plantar warts. If someone left behind a trace of the human papilloma virus, it could get inside your skin and cause those nasty growths to sprout up on your toes. Fortunately, virtually all of these and similar problems can be avoided easily if you wear socks when trying on new shoes.

Plantar warts are irritating and often necessitate treatment of some kind. If you have developed warts on your feet or toes, show them to podiatrist Dr. Bryant A. Tarr, D.P.M. of Sudbury & Westford Podiatry. Dr. Tarr can help you identify what caused these growths to develop and recommend an appropriate and effective type of medication.

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. Doctors can usually easily diagnose plantar warts. 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.

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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Sudbury and Westford, MA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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