Plantar Warts

What is a Plantar Wart?

A Plantar wart is most commonly found on the sole of the foot and tends to be flat and hard. It has well defined boundaries and a rough surface. They can grow into clusters and become very painful if left untreated. Plantar warts are quite common and are caused by the human papillomarvirus (HPV). Warts can be seen in all age groups but children and teenagers tend to be affected more commonly than adults.

What are the risk factors for developing a wart?

  • Using Public Showers or swimming pools
  • Walking barefoot 
  • Trauma to the skin
  • A weak immune system

Why should you get rid of a wart?

At Hills District Podiatry we are experts at the diagnosis of plantar warts. Sometimes the wart will resolve spontaneously, however warts can also be uncomfortable and cause a lot of pain. If they are causing a lot of pain it is often advised to seek treatment. If you think you have a plantar wart come see the Hill District Podiatry team we will be happy to help you. We have various treatment options available, we will discuss your options and find out which is the best to help you.

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