School being in session doesn’t mean that your family fun has to come to an end! A place such as Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas, TX is a great place to unwind and have some fun on a warm Saturday afternoon. Kids are often drawn to the cool fountain splash pad, but before you let yours jump in, remember a common problem that often affects young ones – plantar warts.
Parents don’t usually think of this foot problem until their child gets a plantar wart. Prevention then often comes into play once people realize how difficult they can be to treat. They appear on the bottom of feet and are caused by the human papillomavirus(HPV). This type of virus typically thrives in areas that are warm and damp, and children pick it up by walking on a surface that someone else with the virus has stepped on. Public pool areas, showers and locker rooms are popular places children visit that can expose them to a wart virus. A tiny cut or scratch in the skin can make a child even more susceptible to developing a wart. Once the virus has entered the skin, it can take a while to appear but once it does, it can be resistant to treatment and difficult to get rid of.
It can be hard to prevent warts, but there are some easy things parents can do to try to protect their children. Anytime you would be visiting an area such as the ones listed above that are notorious breeding grounds for bacteria, have your children wear flip-flops or waterproof sandals as a barrier on their feet. Checking your children’s feet regularly, as well as early treatment, gives you a jumpstart on getting rid of this pesky and sometimes painful foot problem.
If your child has already developed a bump on the bottom of their foot, we have the treatment they need. Drs. Joel Brook and David Northcutt, podiatrists at Dallas Podiatry Works, know exactly how to attack this common problem and get rid of it for good. We have two locations to serve your family – make an appointment by calling us in Dallas, TX at (972) 566-7474 or in Plano, TX at (972) 943-3323.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.