Plantar Warts

Plantar warts is a common skin condition, especially in children. Almost everyone will have a wart (or several) someplace at some time in their lives. Plantar warts are noncancerous skin growths, caused by a viral infection in the top layer of the skin. It’s caused by a strain of virus called human papillomavirus or HPV. They can cause irritation and pain, depending on their location. Also, warts may appear unsightly and make the person who has them self-conscious.
On average plantar warts are quite small, but some warts grow big and into clusters; those are called mosaic warts. Sometimes corns or calluses are mistaken for a plantar wart, especially as sometimes the wart is covered with a layer of callus skin. Warts are spread from person to person, not necessarily by direct transmission and A person’s risk of getting a wart varies. Those with a weakened immune system are more susceptible. But those with healthy immune systems can also develop warts.

Footpoint Podiatry treats plantar warts on a case by case basis. We take into consideration, your age, activity, location and discomfort of the wart, all important factors as we select a treatment plan for you.