Plantar warts, sometimes called verrucas, are noncancerous skin growths that usually appear on your feet’ heels or other weight-bearing areas.
They can look and feel like a callus. Warts can be small or grow to cover most of the sole. They are not harmful and go away on their own in months or years. Warts can, however, cause irritation or minor pain.
There are three main treatment options:
Cryotherapy is an application of extreme cold to treat local areas of diseased tissues. Usually, liquid nitrogen will freeze the tissues at a cellular level. The treatment itself might need a local anaesthetic if there is pain involved.
Using cryotherapy to treat warts has been a gold standard; the procedure is fast and straight forward and can be conducted in a podiatry clinic.
After the initial consultation, the skin is expected to discolour and fall off. Sometimes, some irritation reaction would lead to red and swollen for a day or two; blister may also occur. Healing is generally quick, with little or no scarring.
The cryosurgical pen is the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology in the field of cryosurgery. It is safer and easier to use, it is also more accurate than spray. Reduce surrounding tissue damage as it focuses on one point only.