Warts are misdiagnosed everyday by physicians who are not really aware of what they really are.
What Are Warts
Warts are a viral infection that invades the foot through microscopic breaks or wounds in the skin. With time the wart grows into a rough hard growth on the skin. Plantar warts are the most common type of wart and are found on the bottom of the foot, but warts can appear anywhere on the foot.
They can appear as a single round lesion, or as a cluster of lesions, which are caused Mosaic warts. They are very painful especially when they are squeezed from their sides.
Contrary to the old wive’s tale, they are not caused by touching frogs, and for the most part, tend to be seasonal, generally appearing in the months of October, November and December; this is because warts spread in places like public pools and showers during the summer months, and it takes approximately three months for the virus to grow, once it invades your foot. They can also be passed from person to person in the same household.
There are over 200 different treatments for warts. Conservative treatment can include by not limited to acid treatments, orthotic therapy, ultra sound, curettage and vitamin supplements.
The main thing to remember about a wart is that it should receive immediate attention. If it is ignored, it may spread to other parts of the body, and since warts are extremely painful, it is best to check this condition in its earliest stages.
It is also very common for Calluses and Corns to be misdiagnosis as warts, and vice versa. Calluses are treated totally differently from warts and that is why it is vital to get the proper evaluation from a specialist who knows all about them.
For your information, Dr. Burton Schuler co-authored and published an article in the Journal of the American Podiatry Association about wart in May 1975.
About the Author: Dr. Burton S. Schuler foot doctor, foot specialist, podiatrist of Panama City, Fl and the director of the Ambulatory Foot Clinics Podiatric Pain Management Center and is a leading authority on the Morton’s Toe, Long Second Toe and it associated problems. He is the author of the newly published book about The Morton’s Toe, Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In the Foot The book is published by the La Luz Press, Inc and is disturbed national by the Cardinal Publishing Group. Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In The Foot, is the story of how one bone in your foot could be the real reason for pains thru out your whole body. It is important because it offer the public new information about why millions of people suffer everyday with aches and pains, and offers new hope to get rid of problems they believed they would have to live with forever. It literally can be the “medical missing link”
Dr. Schuler, graduated from the N. Y. College of Podiatric Medicine in 1975 at the age of twenty-four, and has been in private practice ever since. In 1982, he published his first book, The Agony of De-Feet: A Podiatrist Guide to Foot Care. During his thirty-five year professional career, he has written for Collier’s Encyclopedia and various podiatric journals and publications. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, First in Women, and other publications. Dr. Schuler has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs both here and aboard. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, and the National Board of Podiatric Examiners. Dr. Schuler is certified as a wound specialist from the American Academy of Wound Management. His professional and civic accomplishments have earned his inclusion in the 1999-2002 Who’s Who in America (Marquis).