Warts are small, rough, thick and often painful lumps on the skin that are caused by a virus called the Human Papilloma Virus HPV. Plantar warts are spread through direct contact — either with someone that has the virus, or from sharing floors, shoes and socks with someone who has the virus. This means warts can quickly spread through families if care is not taken. While plantar warts can affect anyone of any age, they tend to be more common in children. My FootDr offers a variety of plantar wart treatments that are suitable for all ages and pain tolerance levels.
Monday’s medical myth: warts aren’t contagious
Plantar warts are caused by the same type of virus that causes warts on your hands and fingers. But, because of their location, they can be painful. Plantar warts are small growths that usually appear on the heels or other weight-bearing areas of your feet. This pressure may also cause plantar warts to grow inward beneath a hard, thick layer of skin callus. Plantar warts are caused by HPV.
Foot Health Highlight: HPV of the Foot and Treatment Options for Plantar Warts
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Going to a Cleveland Clinic location? Certain types of HPV cause genital warts. Treatments can get rid of genital warts, but once you have genital warts and HPV, you can always give the STD to someone else. Genital warts are a type of sexually transmitted disease STD. The disease causes warts small bumps or growth to form in and around the genitals and rectum.