Plantar Warts

Warts are a result of the most common viral infection of the skin. Plantar warts grow on the plantar surface, or the sole, of the foot. They can be found anywhere in this area but tend to produce symptoms in areas of pressure and friction.

Causes

Plantar warts are hard, flat warts that are usually found on the soles of the feet. These can feel rough to the touch and cause some pain and discomfort. Warts are caused by a virus and transferred through contact with another person who has this virus.

Treatment

Because warts grow from the deeper layers of the skin, they can be hard to treat and may require several rounds of topical treatments. There are several over-the-counter treatments but these do not work all of the time. The most effective way to treat warts is to have them burned off with dry ice by a Doctor.

If warts are painful, irritating or cause inflammation and infection, seek medical help immediately.