"A wart is a benign lesion caused by a virus infection that can occur anywhere on the body. They usually look like a tiny cauliflower projecting from the skin, except when they occur on the bottom of the foot. Warts on the bottom of the foot, or plantar warts, grow "into" the foot instead of "out" of the foot due to the constant 'weight of the body. A summer wart picked up by walking barefoot can lay dormant for months and be noticed in the winter," says Robert Weiss, DPM.
|Dr. Robert Weiss
"There are many different ways to treat warts and they can re-occur with any type of treatment, frustrating both patient and doctor. There is no fast or best way to treat warts. A wart may seem to be a small problem but it is often quite painful on weight-bearing areas which can lead to inconvenience and a halt to physical activities. One should learn to recognize the symptoms and seek treatment," says Dr. Weiss.
Source: Westport News [7/28/17]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
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