A patient came to see the podiatrist when he noticed painful growths on his feet after his last swimming practice. Fearing that it would get worse or get in the way of his training, he wanted to get treatment for it. Now the only thing growing in his body is the grin on his face.
Plantar Warts are caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), usually on the top layer of the skin. While there are many different strains of the human papillomavirus, the strains that cause plantar warts are very common.
Plantar warts grow on the planter, which is the skin on the sole of the foot. Walking might be difficult or even uncomfortable due to the pain warts may cause. Some doctors use liquid nitrogen or laser therapy for wart removal.