Warts are caused by viruses that generally enters the body through small nicks or abrasions in the skin that will cause the skin to grow abnormally. When they occur on the soles of the feet they are known as plantar warts. Due to the amount of pressure that is put on the feet in the course of a day, plantar warts can become quite painful.
You can contract this condition by just walking around barefoot. The virus can spread easily to other areas of the foot, and even your hands if you’re not careful. Children between the ages of 12 to 16 are most commonly infected by warts, but they can occur at any age. The virus thrives in warm, moist environments like showers and swimming pools.
If you suspect that you or a family member has a plantar wart, set up a consultation with Twin Rivers Podiatry to get a correct diagnosis and treatment plan. Treatments may include the use of topical medications, periodic debridement of the warts by your podiatrist, freezing treatments and surgical removal.