- Plantar refers to the sole of your foot (nothing to do with gardening)
- Wart on the sole of your foot or between your toes
- May be painful due to a build-up of hard skin
How did I get this?
- The wart is caused by a virus which thrives in warm moist environments
- I may have been picked up via a microscopic skin tear
- They are often contracted through communal barefoot areas such as changing rooms and swimming pools
- Can also be passed on within families.
What can I do about it?
- Avoid going barefoot
- Remedies are available at your pharmacy
- Use a pumice or foot file to reduce thick hard skin
- Keep the wart covered with a waterproof dressing or tape
- Make sure you are generally healthy with a strong immune system
What help can I get for this?
- A Podiatrist will remove any thick hard skin and advise on treatment options
- Treatment may involve acid, freezing, burning, or laser to kill the virus causing the wart
When will it get better?
- Most warts will go away on their own after about 2 years
- Depending on the type of treatment you should expect an improvement in 6-8 weeks