Is it wart or a corn?
Two common skin problems treated by podiatrists are warts and corns. They sometimes look very similar and can occur anywhere on the feet.
But how do we tell the difference?
Warts are caused by a virus, the Human Papilloma Virus (or HPV) and often occur on non-weight bearing areas.
Corns are pressure areas often caused by seams in socks or shoes, the way we walk, bony areas, and usually only occur in weight bearing areas. Sometimes they occur in between toes from rubbing.
Both are easily and painlessly treated by podiatrists and it is rare for treatments employed to cause any lasting pain.
If you are unsure whether you have a corn or a wart, call today.
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