Plantar Warts are caused by a virus that enters through a break in the skin. They are usually round hard lesions and, depending on where they are located they can be painful. They are often confused with corns but they characteristically have small black dots in them and are painful when squeezed. If left untreated they may spread to other parts of the body, or other family members

Symptoms may include:

  • lesions on the foot that look like corns
  • black dots in the centre
  • skin striations go round rather than over the lesion
  • may be raised and bumpy
  • may have several clustered together
  • may be painful and have a throbbing type sensation