Frequently Asked Questions
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Are warts contagious?
If someone close to you is struggling with warts on their feet, be careful—you can catch warts from others. These growths are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) getting into your skin through a cut, scrape, or other breach. Touching someone else’s warts, or even objects that have had direct contact with the growth, can potentially pass the virus to you. This is why you should avoid touching these bumps with your bare skin. Don’t share footwear or nail tools, and avoid walking barefoot in warm, damp places. These areas tend to allow the virus to survive on the floor longer than in other environments.
If you’re concerned about getting warts from someone close to you, or you’re struggling to eliminate skin growths you already have, give Family Foot Care & Surgery, L.L.C. in Connecticut a call. See how we can help you lower your odds of contracting the virus, and let us help you treat existing bumps. Use our website request form or call either of our two offices to make an appointment: (203) 876-7736 for the Milford office, or (203) 288-4055 for the Hamden location.
Is Sever’s disease hereditary?
Sever’s disease hereditary factors include a child born with any of the following biomechanical defects:
Short Achilles tendon—this exaggerates the tightness of the tendon and its pull on the heel’s growth plate.
Short leg syndrome—if one leg is shorter than the other, the foot on the shorter leg must reach for the ground, increasing strain on the tendons.
Pronation—when the foot rolls outward upon impact, it causes the Achilles tendon to twist and tighten.
Flat or High Arches—A flat or high arch affects the position of your heel and forces it into an abnormal angle, putting stress on the Achilles.
If your child has any of these conditions, he or she could be prone to Sever’s disease. Have Dr. Sanjay Patel examine your little one’s foot and determine if treatment is necessary. Contact Family Foot Care and Surgery, L.L.C. Call (203) 876-7736 for our Milford, CT, office, or (203) 288-4055 for Hamden.