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By Kenneth R. Meisler, D.P.M., P.L.L.C. & Associates
March 11, 2021
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Warts  

Find out whether you should turn to a doctor to have your wart removed.

While warts are usually benign, sometimes you still want to get rid of these awkward and embarrassing skin growths. This may certainly be the case if they are in an uncomfortable spot such as the soles of your feet (known as plantar warts). Even though there are tons of wart removal products and DIY options from which to choose, it may be best to play it safe and to turn to our experienced New York City, NY, podiatrists for effective wart removal treatment. Dr. Kenneth Meisler treats more warts than anyone in the entire country. Here’s what you should know about getting rid of plantar warts.

You Could Have One or More Warts

While you may just develop a single plantar wart on the sole of your foot, it is possible for this infection to result in multiple warts. These clusters are known as mosaic warts and they can be more challenging to treat on your own. If you notice a cluster of skin-colored growths on the soles of your feet, then you may want to turn to Dr. Kenneth Meisler for treatment.

You Could Develop Pain

While warts are usually nothing to worry about, if they develop on the soles of the feet this can lead to pain when standing and walking. If you find yourself dealing with foot pain caused by plantar warts, then you may not wish to wait for these warts to go away on their own (this can take years). This is another instance where turning to qualified foot care professionals for wart removal treatment may be a good idea.

There are Various Wart Removal Options

Once our podiatrists have had a chance to fully inspect your feet and warts, they will be able to determine the best way to remove them. There are a variety of wart removal options including:

  • Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment - For those who are resistant to previous wart treatments such as topical acids respond well to Pulse Dye Laser treatments. See the amazing results of pulsed dye laser treatment by New York's most experienced wart Podiatrist. Dr. Meisler is the #1 practitioner in the country who treats foot warts.  He is one of the only podiatrists in the country to own a pulsed dye laser and has found it the best way to treat all foot warts.  It can even be used with pregnant women.  It is covered by all insurances.  He uses the pulsed dye laser on most patients.  It is especially useful in warts that have failed other treatment modalities.  
  • Swift Microwave Treatment - Targets the wart at the source, the heat of the device helps the body's natural immune response to attack the human papillomavirus (HPV) responsible for the wart.
  • Acid - A chemical treatment on the wart to help stop its growth and encourage the body to slough off the affected skin.

If You Have Diabetes, See Us Immediately

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, then chances are good that you already know just how important it is to get any and all foot and ankle problems treated by a medical professional as soon as possible. That’s because even the smallest and seemingly innocent problems can lead to more serious complications such as ulcers or infections.

Dr. Kenneth Meisler & Associates is your premier podiatry clinic in New York City, offering everything from wart treatment and diabetic foot care to foot and ankle injury treatment. Dr. Meisler has treated thousands of patients with warts and is the most experienced practitioner at using the pulse dye laser in the country, having received referrals from hundreds of other physicians and has treated more than 40,000 patients. To schedule your next appointment, call our office at (212) 628-4444.