Plantar Warts which are caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) are most common in children.
Like other types of warts, Plantar Warts are hard growths that appear on the underside of the foot, most commonly on the heels or the balls of the foot. Due to the pressure of walking and standing, Plantar Warts may grow inward, underneath a thick layer of skin called a Callus. Sometimes, a cluster of warts will appear in the same area, which happens due to the fact that they are contagious.
Plantar wart removal and other foot wart removal can be done by Christian Olivier Podaitris in Century City, Fish Hoek and Panorama or Plattekloof 1.
Warts under the foot are caused by the human Papilloma virus (HPV). Many people think that these warts are malignant, or related to more serious strains of HPV such as herpes. In fact, warts are not harmful and most will go away on their own in a year or two without the need for any treatment.
Some situations could however make it a bit easier for the virus to spread. It does so through small cuts, broken skin or other weakened areas underneath your foot. If you spend a lot of time at indoor pools, walk around barefoot in public showers or come into contact with someone who has warts when you have a sore on your foot, the virus may transmit to your body.
People who have a weaker immune system might find that they are more likely to get a warts or plantar warts. Despite being mostly harmless, one of the main reasons that someone will seek medical treatment and to get foot wart removal is irritation and minor pain, or the unsightly look that can make those who have them feel self-conscious when barefoot.
To book your plantar wart removal contact Christian Olivier Podiatrist.
Plantar wart or dangerous growth? This is a serious question that should be considered carefully before making any assumptions. The simplest way to tell whether that hard bump on your heel or sole is anything to worry about or whether you can treat it at home is to understand the symptoms so that you can decide if a Podiatrist visit is needed to assess or proceed with foot wart removal.
Plantar wart symptoms include the following: