What is a wart? How did I get one? Will it go away on its own?

A wart is a small, hard, benign growth on the skin, caused by a virus.  Warts are ugly, persistent and contagious.  They can occur on both the top and bottom of the foot. Plantar warts are usually flat and wide with a rough surface raised above the skin’s surface.

Warts are caused by a virus that invades the skin and can be avoided by wearing shoes at all times.  This virus thrives in warm, moist environments such as gyms, locker rooms and showers.  Warts can more easily affect children, teens, and people with conditions like allergies or immune system deficiencies. 

Warts can go away on their own, but it may take months or even years. If you have a wart on your foot, do not touch or scratch the wart. We will be able to tell if we need to medicate the wart to remove it or remove it physically with a special instrument