Socks Can Help You Avoid Getting Warts While Trying on Shoes

While many people don’t think twice about trying on new shoes while at stores, it turns out that this activity may involve a few health risks if you don’t wear socks. If someone carrying the human papilloma virus (HPV) has tried on the same pair of shoes as you, there’s a chance that they might have left a trace of the virus behind inside of it.

If you have any cracks or openings in your skin, the HPV could get into your body and cause you to grow plantar warts on your feet. Testing out footwear at the shoe store can also lead to the spreading of athlete’s foot fungus, especially if the shoes have retained a lot of moisture or are stored in humid conditions.

Although it’s possible to get plantar warts from trying on new shoes, it’s much more common for them to develop after one walks around barefoot on dirty surfaces. If you need help getting rid of your warts, meet with to podiatrist Dr. Charles Chapel of Chapel Podiatry. Dr. Chapel will suggest an appropriate form of treatment and give you advice about how to avoid getting this condition in the future.

About Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are found on the feet. These warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) getting into open wounds on the feet. You can recognize plantar warts by a hard bump on the foot. They are usually found on the heels or balls of the feet. Plantar warts are usually not a sign of anything dangerous but do not ignore them if they do cause pain or embarrassment.

If you do have a plantar wart, you may notice some pain when standing but since these warts are not cancerous or dangerous, a podiatrist only needs to be seen if there is excess pain. Doctors can usually easily diagnose plantar warts. Although plantar warts don’t often call for treatment, there are options available. They can be frozen off, removed by an electric tool or burned off using laser treatment.

Home remedies are also available to help with plantar warts. An apple cider vinegar soak can help remove the wart.

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If you have any questions, please contact one our office in Spring Hill, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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