If you want to remove a foot wart, it’s not a good idea to attempt excising it yourself. Trying to cut off your wart may actually damage the healthy surrounding tissues. It can also create scarring and may not stop the growth from returning, since cutting it doesn’t necessarily eliminate the virus causing the problem. Warts are stubborn infections and will come back if the virus stays in the skin. Other more conservative measures are usually better.
Talk to our team at Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona about noninvasive ways to remove a foot wart, like peeling medications or freezing therapy. Immunity-boosting injections, beetle juice medicines, and other physical therapy methods are also effective. Even some home remedies may help. Try these approaches first before looking into a minor procedure to cut away the growth. If you’re struggling with a stubborn skin lesion, let us know. Just contact either of our two Arizona offices for an appointment: for the Chandler office, call (480) 963-9000 or fax (480) 963-0375; for the Gilbert location, call (480) 981-1800 or fax (480) 981-0229.