A wart is a viral infection on the top layer of the skin. When the viral infection appears on the bottom of the foot it is called a Plantar Wart. Plantar warts commonly appear on the weight-bearing areas of your feet. If there is increased pressure in the area, the plantar warts can grow under thick layer of skin (callus). Warts can be solitary or in multiples (mosaic warts).
Plantar warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). This virus enters your body through tiny cuts, or breaks on the bottom of your feet. People with weaker immune systems are more prone to getting warts.
Warts can spread from direct or indirect human contact. If someone with a wart touches a surface, the next person to touch it could develop a wart. Please do not go barefoot in public places (showers, gyms or pools).
Warts are unsightly and can be painful. A painful wart can sometimes alter your normal posture which could result in more complications.
If you are unsure about a skin lesion on your feet please consult with your Chiropodist who can assess and treat them accurately. Book an appointment by clicking here or call 905-723-3668.
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