The team at Lower Westchester Foot & Ankle, led by leading podiatrist and surgeon Dr. Ari Rubinstein, utilizes a variety of surgical and non-surgical techniques to treat plantar warts. Located in White Plains, New York, the practice not only specializes in the removal of plantar warts but also educates patients on the practice of healthy foot hygiene that can help prevent occurrence in the first place. Warts should always be evaluated by a board-certified podiatrist, such as the top-rated experts at Lower Westchester Foot & Ankle. Call or book an appointment online today.
Common warts are small, grainy skin growths that most often occur most a person’s hands or fingers. They are rough to the touch and often feature a pattern of tiny black dots (sometimes called seeds) which are actually small, clotted blood vessels.
The common wart is caused by a virus and transmitted by touch. Children, young adults, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop common warts. These usually disappear on their own, but people often choose to have them removed because they find them embarrassing or bothersome.
Plantar warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) that enters the body through tiny breaks, cuts, or other weak spots on the bottom of a person’s feet. Unlike common warts, a plantar wart can often be quite painful and require medical treatment.
Most common and many plantar warts go away without treatment, though that can take up to 2-3 years. Dr. Rubinstein typically begins treatment during the initial visit. Patients are able to return to normal activities without limitations during the treatment process. When warts are spreading or painful and self-care methods have failed, the doctor may use one or more of the following methods:
If salicylic acid and freezing are ineffective, a doctor may recommend one or more of the following treatments:
Want to learn more about how Dr. Rubinstein can eliminate your warts? Call the office or book your appointment online to find out!
Here are just some of the insurance we accept. To find out if an insurance not listed here is accepted, give our office a call. For any questions about an existing bill, please call (718) 872-9258. Your insurance company can help you determine if we are in your network and if you need a referral to see us. Please contact your insurance directly to find out. It is your responsibility to know your insurance plan and how it works. We do not accept medicaid, workers compensation, no fault insurance (auto accident cases), or legal cases. Insurance not found on the list? Don't worry, we honor and accept your out of network benefits. And of course, you can self-pay at reasonable rates. ALL patients are encouraged to schedule evisits at this time. The eVisit will offer options for safe treatment at home, and will recommend an office encounter if 'hands on' is required - like xray & ultrasound imaging or performance of procedures like shockwave.
"Dr Rubenstein was quite good, gave reasonable advice, quick service and was pleasant to talk with."
"I also appreciated his approach to helping me - for example, not jumping right into talks of surgery, but first, trying other, non-invasive forms of treatment."
"...Explained everything, and was overall a very pleasant experience, will be coming back for sure!"
"...He was kind, gentle and knowledgable."
"The guy genuinely cares. He took the time to figure out exactly what was wrong with my foot..."