Edward Tjoe, DPM
Podiatrist & Clinical Medicine and Podiatric Surgery located in Downtown Jersey City, Jersey City, NJ
Plantar warts (verrucas) are a common problem, especially in children. If you or your child has plantar warts, Edward Tjoe, DPM, at Tjoe Podiatry in Jersey City, New Jersey, offers cutting-edge treatments such as Swift® Microwave Wart Therapy. This safe, painless solution to plantar warts boosts the effectiveness of your immune system, so your body destroys the virus responsible for the warts. To benefit from this innovative answer to plantar warts, call Tjoe Podiatry today or book an appointment online.
Plantar Warts Q & A
What are plantar warts?
Plantar warts are small growths in the skin on your feet caused by a viral infection. The human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes plantar warts has multiple strains, many of which cause warts on other areas of your body.
Some plantar warts are solitary – single warts that often get bigger over time and might produce additional warts nearby. Mosaic warts are clusters of small warts that are more difficult to treat than solitary warts.
Plantar warts could come up anywhere on your foot but are most likely to appear on your soles. They can affect anyone, although they tend to be more of a problem for children, adolescents, and seniors.
Plantar warts look like tiny calluses (areas of thickened skin) with black dots on their surfaces. The warts are slow-growing but can penetrate deeply into your skin. If they're in areas of your foot that come under pressure, you might find it uncomfortable to stand and walk.
How are plantar warts treated?
In some cases, plantar warts clear up without any treatment. However, treating the warts is more reliable, eases your discomfort more quickly, and stops you from spreading the infection.
Methods of dealing with plantar warts include:
- Topical or oral treatments
- Cryotherapy (freezing)
- Laser therapy
- Acid treatments
- Surgery to remove the wart
Dr. Tjoe offers highly effective Swift Microwave Therapy for plantar warts.
How does Swift Microwave therapy treat plantar warts?
Swift Microwave Therapy uses a technique called immunotherapy to treat your plantar warts. Immunotherapy boosts the functioning of your natural immune system, so your body identifies and destroys the virus causing your warts.
Swift Microwave Therapy delivers a dose of highly controlled energy to the plantar warts. As the microwaves enter the infected tissues, water molecules start to collide and create heat energy, triggering the release of certain proteins within the cells infected with HPV.
When your immune system detects these proteins, it reacts and sends out antibodies to destroy the virus. The treatment takes just a few seconds and is safe and painless.
If you or your child has plantar warts, get fast and effective treatment by calling Tjoe Podiatry today or book an appointment online.