What is a Plantar Wart?
Warts are a virus. Warts on the bottom of the feet are called Plantar Warts (plantar meaning "bottom surface").
This very common virus thrives in warm, moist environments, like the shower room at a swimming pool. Highly contagious!
One or more heads of the metatarsal bones can become inflamed and it is more common in women.
Metatarsalgia is not in itself a very serious condition, but there is pain and swelling at the bottom of your foot making it difficult to walk or run comfortably. If left untreated, the pressure can lead to foot lesions and even ulcers.
Plantar warts are usually located at pressure points, like the ball or heel of the foot. Growth is slow, but steady, and will easily spread, if not treated.
This unique virus has its own blood supply. Sometimes you can see little tiny brown or black dots in the center of the wart. Those are just the ends of the blood vessels, explaining why they often bleed when you cut them back.
Treatment that works for Plantar Warts
A lot of over-the-counter treatments are available, but in my own personal experience, they only subdued the vigilant virus, while I was using them. I tried those products for seven (7) years, but they did not eliminate the culprit. I spent a huge amount of time fussing, scraping, dabbing and dosing, all to only have them grow back again.
The only thing that actually worked for me was to get them "frozen" with liquid nitrogen. Yeah! Not Fun. It meant a trip to the dermatologist once every 10 days or so, for approximately 8 weeks, before I was able rid my poor feet of these annoying and painful warts.
Not all doctors store liquid nitrogen at their clinic. You may have to go to a dermatologist for treatment. Ask your doctor about it, if you have tried everything else.
Some other doctors successfully use laser surgery. This treatment does help to cauterize the wound and prevent infections. Healing is generally quick and uncomplicated.
Will Far Infrared Socks Help?
Yes! Far Infrared energy rays emitted from Prolotex™ FIR Socks relieve pain and inflammation on the bottom of you foot.
No tests have been done, yet on whether or not FIR will eliminate warts, but, I know the Far Infrared will help relieve the pain in your feet that is caused by the warts.
Bio ceramic socks will reduce the intense burning sensation you are feeling. The burning feeling is where the virus is growing.
If you have had laser surgery or went with liquid nitrogen treatments, the FIR Socks will help speed up the healing.
FREE Tips for Preventing Plantar Warts:
- Wear your own shoes - do not borrow other people's.
- Avoid going barefoot in public wash areas and swimming pool showers.
- Inspect your feet regularly. A plantar wart starts out as a tiny little pinhead-sized hard bump on the bottom of your feet.
- Wear a fresh, clean pair of Prolotex™ Far Infrared Socks every day, to help reduce inflammation foot pain.
- Talk to your doctor about successful treatments. Some have prescribed large doses of Vitamin A.
- Wear a fresh, clean pair of Prolotex™ Far Infrared Socks for cushioning the bottoms of your sore feet.