Dr Michael Perlstein, D.A.B.P.O. Podiatrist ,Talks about Plantar fasciitis
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Male Speaker: Many times, especially in children population -- going to the drugs and getting some topical medicine really works. Is that true? Male Speaker: I would say roughly 50% of the times the over-the-counter medications that people use from the drug store are usually satisfactory. The key really is to use it long enough. So people give up after one week, but if they use it long enough, I'd say probably between six and seven weeks, I would say the majority of them can be result in the topical treatments. Male Speaker: I think very deep and sometimes you have to get to the root of the problem? Male Speaker: Well, it depends. In other words, sometimes if people are stepping on the area like it's on the heel or the sole of their foot, just stepping on it to make it actually go in a little bit deeper, if it's neglected for a period time it can get deeper and thicker down to what we call the plantar fascia. If it's on the top of the foot, so that it's not stepped on and then it can be treated much simpler, much easier. So it really depends on the depth of the wart it also depends on the variety of wart. There are approximately 100 different varieties of warts and each one is treated slightly differently.