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10/20/14 8:59 A

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Hey guys! Just joined the Half Marathon Team and I saw this topic which I happened to have some experience with. I had a terrible plantar wart that I struggled with getting rid of for two years or so. It kept me from doing a lot of things I wanted to, but running was certainly one of them. However, when I got serious about getting rid of it I found some things that worked beautifully.

1. Epsom Salt Soaks
2. Duct Tape (had to be almost 24/7)
3. Salicylic Acid pads (Like the Dr. Scholl's kind, but I actually used corn pads)

I was able to get rid of it completely after about 3 weeks of treatment and it hasn't been back in 8 months and I have no scar or mark whatsoever, let alone pain.

I detailed the treatment and have before and after photos for encouragement at a blog I created about the darn wart. Just in case anyone is interested and needs some help getting rid of their!

Happy to be a part of the team and I hope I can add some value to the forum! i start training tomorrow!

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10/4/12 1:19 P

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Heidi, I had one in that same spot and it was one of the most painful things I have ever experienced. But she'll be fine! They actually heal fairly quickly. :)

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10/4/12 11:42 A

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Thanks for all the replies. My friend saw her podiatrist again yesterday afternoon. They are going to do surgery on Friday to cut away the skin and layers all the way down to (and including) the 14 warts. They are right on the ball of her foot and she is in excruciating pain and can barely walk. Her whole foot is even swollen up. They did x-rays to make sure there wasn't a bone broken or something in there as well....but that all looks good. The podiatrist said it is inflamed tissue from dealing with all the warts. :(

She'll be off running for a few weeks and is terrified of gaining weight (she lost 187lbs....yes, you read that right...she was my inspiration to lose 80). But I know she has amazing willpower (has kept her weight off for four years so far) and can do this. topic. LOL

Thanks again! Hopefully this will take care of the problem!

10/4/12 6:20 A

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I also have one on the ball of my left foot. It had been there for years and I just keep filing it down. Since it doesn't hurt when I run or otherwise I just don't worry about it. Good luck!

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10/3/12 10:10 P

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I have one on the ball of my foot. The doctor has frozen it off twice but keeps coming back. I guess it is really deep. The doctor said it may take 2-3 applications in a series of months. I have given up and just accept it. It doesn't bother me with running.

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10/3/12 4:34 P

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I've had two under my toes for over a year. I've also tried everything. At this point, I just file them down after the shower. If they get too out of control I use salicylic acid to get it to soften, and then I file it. I use disposable files, and toss after each time to keep it from spreading. I hope this helps.

10/3/12 3:46 P

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So my best friend (who is also my best running friend) found out she has plantar warts on the ball of her left foot. Fourteen of them!!!! emoticon

So she's tried all the home remedies (before she realized there were that many). She's tried having the doctor freeze them. She's tried the prescription cream that helps kill them. And now she's considering have them surgically removed.

She's despondent because she's just had to defer her registration to a half marathon we were going to run on October 21. She's already saying things like, "I'll never run again." emoticon

Anyone else have any experience with these? I had one in college and cut it out myself (stupid 19 year old with no insurance). Other than that I don't know much about them. And I wasn't a runner at the time.

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