Q Are plantar warts a bigger problem with diabetes?
If you have diabetes and notice a plantar wart, skip the over the counter options and call a podiatrist for treatment. Whether you need freezing therapy, salicylic acid medication, cantharidin, laser surgery or minor surgery, Dr. Harvey Danciger can choose the appropriate treatment method, monitor its effectiveness, and ensure that any wound is healing properly.
Why should I see a podiatrist for my plantar warts?
Plantar warts are very common and can be difficult to treat. They are often resistant to treatment methods and can take a long time to resolve. Treatment for plantar warts requires patience and often multiple kinds of intervention. For someone with diabetes, a plantar wart is a bigger problem due to neuropathy or nerve damage often being present. Even a small wound can become a very serious complication in a person with diabetes. Common problems such as warts need professional attention and treatment to monitor the condition and ensure the health of the affected foot. To get the care and treatment that you deserve, schedule an appointment with Dr. Danciger today.
For more information about diabetic foot care, order a complimentary copy of Dr. Danciger’s book, Understanding Your Diabetic Feet.