Warts that appear on the bottom of the foot are called plantar warts. They are usually quite small (about the size of a pencil eraser) and usually do not cause any pain. Plantar warts don’t grow above the skin as much as warts that occur on the hands. That’s mostly because when walking you apply pressure on the bottom of the feet and that has a flattening effect on the warts.
All warts, including plantar warts, are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and there are more than 100 kinds of the HPV virus. For example, the strain of the virus that causes warts on hands and feet are not the same that cause genital warts. However, all warts are contagious and hence it’s important to take proper precautions so you wouldn’t get infected with the virus.
Warts spread from person to person, directly and indirectly. For example, you use the same towel that was used by a person who has warts or you walk barefoot in a public swimming pool where previously walked a person who had plantar warts. The ways how to get infected are endless. However, it’s important to note that the risk to develop warts is not the same for everybody. People with a weakened immune system are usually at more risk than people with a healthy immune system. However, everybody can develop warts.
It’s easy to get warts however, getting rid of them might be quite a hassle. There are several medical warts removal procedures however, they can be quite painful and demand several visits to the doctor (there is no “quick fix” that gets rid of the wart immediately).
If you prefer natural treatment options that you can use from home that provide long term solutions instead of a short term quick fix, then there’s a great topical homeopathic product from Amoils that is all-natural and effective. You can start expecting to see warts disappear after using the product for a week. It’s great for all types of warts, including warts that occur on the bottom of the foot.
You can read more about warts and other treatment options from here.