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Warts are an infection caused by HPV virus (Human Papilloma Virus) which can invade your skin through small cuts or breaks. This type of wart is considered to be very common, especially among young children or physically active adults.

The most common type of warts found at bottom of the foot is known as a plantar wart or verrucae. Over time, warts develop into a hard, rough growth on the surface of the skin. It can be painful especially when pressure is applied such as walking or running.

How do I get warts?

  • Contact with surface infected with HPV, such as skin to skin contact or sharing towels or being barefoot in public showers, swimming pools and toilets
  • Highly contagious
  • Easier to catch by those with weaker immune systems

How can we fix warts?

Warts that are left untreated can spread to other parts of the foot. So it is important to diagnosis and start treatment ASAP. 

Your specialist treatment may include one or a combination of the following:

  • Application of a topical acid
  • Chemical cauterisation (medical practice or technique of burning a part of the body, warts in this case)
  • Padding to help offload pressure

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