WHAT ARE PLANTAR WARTS
Warts are one of the most common skin infections caused by viruses. Plantar warts (so called because of their location on the plantar, or under surface of the foot) are found in areas of high pressure. These warts are small lesions under the foot that resemble a cauliflower with a little black spot in the middle. Plantar warts can appear similar to corns or calluses but can be differentiated by observing the skin patters. The lines of your feet, much like fingerprints but called skin striae, will conform to corns and calluses but will seemingly ignore plantar warts. The pressure you put on your feet by walking causes the warts to grow into deeper layers of tissue. It is very hard to determine when the virus was contracted due to the incubation period of 1-20 months.