Plantar Warts (also called Verruca) are small, hard and usually painful bumps on the bottom of your foot, that are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
Plantar warts can be spread by direct contact with a surface someone else’s verruca has touched (eg. floors, socks, shoes).
Children tend to be most commonly affected, due to their immune system not being fully mature, which means they are not able to provide as strong a healing response as an adult.
Warts and corns present in a similar appearance on the foot, so the right diagnosis will help have you back to your best sooner.
If you have a corn, some signs are:
If you have a plantar wart, some signs are: