Firstly, you can try the “wait and see” approach. Plantar warts can eventually go on their own. However, it is recommended to take action if they are causing discomfort or if they seem to be spreading on your skin.
Topical (over the counter) chemicals eg Duofilm or Wart Off can be trial at home, but with caution as these can harm the surrounding healthy skin! A controlled application from the podiatrist is recommended to decrease the likelihood of skin damage. Multiple sessions are needed to get rid of the wart(s), and can time!
Cryotherapy – freezing them with liquid nitrogen! Again, multiple sessions are needed to get rid of the wart(s).
At SportsFit Physio & Health our podiatrist uses precise debriding skills to ‘shave away’ the overlying dead skin on the wart(s) to then assess the site to determine the best type of treatment. Both chemical application, using clinical-strength salicylic acid, and cryotherapy are available at the clinic.