Warts, by nature, are not something any of us want on our bodies. They’re usually harmless in terms of our longevity and overall health, but depending on where they develop, they can cause a significant amount of pain and a fair share of embarrassment. That’s especially true when it comes to warts on the foot, which we call plantar warts.
Plantar warts, also known as verrucas, are very common, affecting an estimated 10% of people worldwide. While they’re more common in children, people with compromised immune systems, and the elderly, anyone can get them. But despite their prevalence, they’re often misunderstood, leading many people to seek ineffective remedies, unknowingly spread the infection, or live in discomfort while they wait for the warts to go away by themselves.
That’s why we’re here to answer some of your most commonly asked questions about plantar warts, including their causes, what they look like, and the most effective wart removal treatments.