What are Plantar Warts?
A wart is a growth that can occur anywhere on our body that is exposed to the environment. The most common places to find warts are on the bottoms of our feet or our hands. Warts are caused by a virus known as Human Papilloma Virus. Although warts can occur anywhere, the reasons why our hands and feet are most vulnerable is that these areas are in the greatest contact with this virus. These viruses are more highly concentrated in areas with high humidity (swimming areas, showers, locker rooms, shoes) although they are generally found universally around us. Those that are most vulnerable to this virus are children and people with compromised immunity.