Planter and Palmer Warts
Planter and Palmer warts are common, especially in children. These warts are named for where they appear on the body. Palmer warts occur on the hands, and plantar warts on the bottom of the foot. Plantar warts and palmer warts are noncancerous skin growths, caused by a viral infection in the top layer of the skin. Plantar warts and palmer warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus enters your body through tiny cuts, breaks or other weak spots on the bottom of your feet. On average plantar warts and palmer warts are small, about the size of a pencil eraser. But some warts grow bigger. Sometimes plantar warts can grow in clusters; those are called mosaic warts. Most plantar warts or palmer warts aren't a serious health concern and may not require treatment. If self-care treatments don't work, you may want to see your doctor to have them removed.