Case study Plantar Wart

Case study Plantar Wart

This patient is a twenty year old female who developed a Plantar wart on her heel, she ignored it and over the next 10 months or so it spread and eventually she developed a plantar wart on the other heel.
She visited us and complained of pain walking, she had previously tried over the counter pastes on it with no change in her plantar wart, she also went to her General Practitioner and hade her plantar wart frozen with liquid nitrogen on two occasions again it made no difference to her plantar wart.

Plantar Wart Cause.

Plantar warts are caused by the HPV (Human Papaloma Virus) the skin is inoculated through minute breaks in the skin known as micro trauma this allows the virus in where it multiplies causing the plantar wart, over time the plantar wart grows in size and spreads. We find treatments such as Liquid Nitrogen are very ineffective in the treatment of warts on the sole of the foot, acids and pastes also don’t work terribly well. We have found to date the best form of treatment is surgical removal however we are now using Laser which is less painful during recovery and also has better results.

Plantar Wart Treatment

We treated this patient with one session of laser she developed some blistering which she said was slightly painful for about two weeks. The plantar warts dried up and eventually just fell off. There was some minor scarring as this patient is prone to develop Keloid scarring but apart from this no problems.
She is extremely happy with the result no more plantar wart.

Plantar Wart Photos


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