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State College Podiatrist | State College Warts/Verrucae/Plantar Warts | PA | Company Name |

Larry J. Assalita, DPM

Fellow : American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Board Certified
: American Board of Podiatric Medicine
Board Certified in Foot Surgery
: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Total Family Foot Care Emphasizing Patient Education

110 Regent Court, Suite 200
State College, PA 16801
Warts/Verrucae/Plantar Warts

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Zerby__S_3_22_07.JPGWARTS = Plantar Warts or Verrucae, are caused by a Virus, and there are currently no oral anti-viral medications to cure them. This Virus will only grow in the skin, and therefore may spread and grow to or from the foot, or hand, or other skin areas. Warts usually occur in adolescents, but they can occur at any age for a variety of reasons. The wart virus is microscopic, and so usually you cannot see it well until it has grown colonies large enough to displace normal skin. The cluster will partially grow out of the skin, unless it is on the bottom of the foot, where weight bearing pressure pushes it into the deeper, thicker skin of the sole ( hence the term, plantar wart ). Depending on the location, pain from pressure on tiny nerve endings may develop, so sometimes a small cluster is more painful than a large cluster. This photo is after debridement [ trimming] of the initial lesion





We can treat warts variety of ways, including topical acids medications with periodic debridement of killed tissue, topical antiviral agents, and including surgical removal ( usually in office ). Here you see a Post OP visit of the prior wart excision from in ithe office






This photo is an example of how warts look after excisions, including these specimens from a case where over 1&1/2 dozen removed from a patient in 2008 ! Naturally, you cannot be certain you have a wart unless examined by a professional.




Zerby__S_3_22_07__1_.JPGOur first visit visit will include evaluation, and discussion of what options make the most sense for you based the size, amount of pain, number and location of warts, and patient desires, overall health, and other factors for the timing of care and decision making choices., and possible initial treatment. Surgical removal would be scheduled separately after the first visit in most circumstances. Please click on our links for directions, registration forms etc

State College Podiatrist Company Name is a poidiatry office providing Warts/Verrucae/Plantar Warts, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in State College, PA. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Athlete's Foot, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Osteoarthritis, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Bunionette/Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities and all work related in the 16801-7966 area and surrounding areas in State College