No, you should definitely not attempt to cut off your own plantar wart. To start with, warts are caused by a virus (HPV) and cutting off the growth will not actually cure it. In time, the wart will likely grow back. More importantly though, performing home surgery puts you at unnecessary risk for an infection that could develop into a serious issue.

Warts are unsightly and, depending on their location, may lead to discomfort, but they are not harmful and may eventually go away on their own. There are other home care treatments that are considerably safer if you really want to get rid of one sooner, but your best course of action is simply to leave it to the professionals.

Instead of attempting to cut off your wart, make an appointment with Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle, L.L.C., and let us handle it for you. We provide sterile equipment and trained professionals who will ensure that the procedure is performed correctly and safely. Contact our Medford, OR office by calling (541) 776-3338 or using our online form to request an appointment today.