Why are They Called Plantar Warts?

Doctor Rodriguez here; your favorite podiatrist in Sioux Falls. Do you ever wonder where plantar warts get their name? Let me tell you.

When a wart that is caused by a virus develops on the bottom of the foot, it is called a plantar wart because the area of the foot where they develop is also known as the plantar section. Thus, the word “plantar” is merely used to denote where the wart has formed.

If you notice a strange growth on the bottom of your foot and suspect that it might be a plantar wart, stop by my office here in Sioux Falls and let me take a look. Click here to read my full report on plantar warts and to make an appointment: http://siouxfallspodiatrist.net/plantars

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