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By Brandon Macy, D.P.M.
February 10, 2014
Category: Foot Pain

TransDerm Solutions Treatment System of Resolution of Plantar Porokeratosis (PK) Lesions

 No Anesthesia Required!

Do you suffer from the severe pain of rock-like calluses on the soles of your feet? They can feel like sharp needles or like you have stones in your shoes, don't they?

There are two common maladies that appear as "calluses" on the sole (plantar surface) of peoples' feet.  I many cases, these can be extremely painful conditions that are diffcult to resolve: Plantar porokeratosis (PK) and Plantar warts. Each condtion is fundamentally different and, as such, effective treatments must address them differently in order to resolve them.

Warts (plantar warts occur on the soles of the feet) are caused by a human papilloma virus (HPV) that infects the surface of the skin.  The wart develops an overlying callus layer that continually thickens and as a result can become very painful depending on the specific location on the foot.

The plantar porokeratosis callus is caused by mechanical stresses generated on the plantar skin, typically as a result of anatomical structureal deformity or biomechanical instability of the foot. These are commonly treated by various palliative approaches such as having the calluses scraped or pared to reduce their thickness and pain along with other measures such as pads, creams and accommodative orthotics. This results in a chronic palliative cycle of self care and frequent office visits with less than satisfactory results.

PK is often misdiagnosed and treated as a wart by non-professionals and occasionally by family physicians who don't regularly treat these conditions. Most wart treatments, including the various OTC products are not effective in treatng PKs and can, in fact, result in ulcerations or infections when used inappropriately.

Sometimes warts can be resolved by other methods such as surgery, but the painful lesions of PK are singularly difficult to resolve. Surgery on the lesions themselves doesn't work and surgery on underlying bone deformities involves at least a short term disability and can occasionally present more problems than solutions.

The situation is not hopeless for the person suffering from the knife-like pain of the PK.  There's the TransDerm Solutions Treatment Systems, a painless, non-invasive, topical treatment system that can resolve the condition in just two days. While simple, the system requires a careful attnetion to detail in its method of application to achieve consistent results. 

The TransDerm Treatment System is composed of specially compunded topical solutions that are applied in a 3-step treatment cycle that spans approximately 2 days. To obtain the optimum results, it is important to follow the timing of each step of the process. Failure to do so may compromise results and necessitate an additional treatment cycle.

It is wise to do so and results can be improved by addressing underlying structural issues, so often an orthotic device with accommodations for the pressure spots will be prescribed to further deal with the cause of the PKs.

Do you or someone you know have one of these miserably painful PK lesions?  Contact us for more information or call for an appointment  to have them removed--painlessly and without needles!











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