The shoes that you see on sale at stores may be more dangerous for your feet than you might think. If you try on a pair that a lot of people have tried on before you, than you may be putting yourself at risk for developing several kinds of unpleasant foot conditions, especially if you aren’t wearing socks.
For example, some shoes at the store may contain traces of the human papilloma virus, an agent that can cause plantar warts to develop if it gets inside your body. Another common problem to watch out for is athlete’s foot, which is caused by a fungus that grows in damp areas. If, say, a lot of sweat has built up in a pair of shoes over time, then there’s a chance you could get an infection just by trying them on.
While warts sometimes go away on their own, it may be necessary to have them treated by a doctor if they persist. For assistance with plantar warts, call podiatrist Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will provide you with the foot care you need and teach you how to avoid contracting this condition again 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.
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