What are Warts?
Warts are small growths on the skin caused by a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Although frequently painless on other parts of the body, warts on the feet tend to grow inwards due to the pressure exerted on them. This causes pain and discomfort, particularly when the patient places weight on their feet. Warts typically present as a rought cauliflower-like surface with small black dots.
As warts can spread easily from one part of the body to another, or from person to person, they should be taken seriously and treated promptly when found. Our podiatrists have found that the longer a wart has been present on the body, the harder it is to eradicate.