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The HPV that causes plantar warts enters your body through tiny cuts, breaks or other vulnerable sites on the skin of your feet and thrives in damp, dark communal areas like locker rooms. The warts most often develop beneath pressure points, such as the heels or balls of your feet.
Plantar warts can appear anywhere on the foot or toes and tend to be hard and flat, with a rough surface and well-defined boundaries. They are most often are gray or brown, sometimes described as looking like a cauliflower with one or more pinpoints of black in the center.
When the plantar wart is growing inward, it can appear as a callus-like growth over a well defined spot on the skin, and is sometimes misdiagnosed as a corn or callus. This inward growth occurs on the parts of the foot under pressure from standing or walking, preventing the wart from rising above the skin surface.
Occasionally, plantar warts will spontaneously disappear after a short time, and then reoccur in the same location. If left untreated, plantar warts may grow to an inch or more in circumference and spread into clusters of warts, called a "mosaic wart". Children, especially teenagers, tend to be more susceptible to plantar warts than adults.
Symptoms of Plantar warts
How to avoid Plantar Warts
Most plantar warts aren’t a serious health concern and may only last a month or two. In this case, they don’t require treatment. However, if plantar warts become painful, make an appointment with a podiatrist at PA Foot and Ankle Associates for a thorough diagnosis and treatment plan.