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Plantar Warts – Protect Your Children’s Feet

protect your child's feet from plantar wartsSchool 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.

RATED BEST DALLAS PODIATRIST FOR YOUR FOOT & ANKLE CARE NEEDS
"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"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 care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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