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What are Plantar Warts?

Description of the disease

Plantar wart is a benign tumor on the sole of the foot, caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). It usually appears as a dense, horny formation that can cause painful sensations when walking.


  • Common plantar wart
  • Callus (verruca) wart
  • Callus plantar wart


Symptoms of plantar warts include the appearance of a horny formation on the sole of the foot, painful sensations when walking, sometimes bleeding.


Plantar warts are caused by the HPV virus, which penetrates the upper layers of the skin through microcracks or scratches on the sole of the foot.


The diagnosis of plantar warts is usually made based on the external examination by a dermatologist.


Treatment of plantar warts may include the use of topical preparations, cryodestruction, removal of formations using laser.


Prevention of plantar warts includes wearing shoes in public places, avoiding bare feet, treating and protecting microcracks on the sole of the foot.


For the diagnosis and treatment of plantar warts, it is necessary to consult a dermatologist or surgeon.

Note: This material is provided solely for informational purposes and is not medical advice.