Plantar warts, also known as a verruca, are a common skin condition that can impact people of all ages although they are particularly common in children. As podiatrists, we are often the first point of contact for patients seeking treatment for their plantar warts.

What causes warts?
Plantar warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can enter the skin through tiny cuts or abrasions on the soles of the feet. The virus thrives in warm, moist environments such as swimming pools and communal showers, which are often frequented by children. Unfortunately, another example of a warm, moist environment is a sweaty foot in a shoe! Once the virus has entered the skin, it causes a rapid growth of cells on the outer layer of the skin, leading to the formation of a wart.1 

How can warts be treated?

Podiatrists offer a range of treatment options for plantar warts, tailored to the child’s age, overall health, and the severity of the warts. Some of the treatments podiatrists offer are listed below.   Read more

Back To School Shoe Guide 2021

Back To School Shoe Guide 2021

With the new school year just around the corner, it’s fantastic to see the kids decorating their school books, getting their bags and uniforms ready and getting excited about what classes they’ll be in. But what about their feet?

Having the right gear and care for their feet is an easy and simple way to help your child get the best start to the school year!  Two healthy feet can keep your student feeling comfortable, out of pain, able to run and play with their friends, and not miss out on school activities and sports.

To help, My FootDr has put together our top 5 ways to start this school year on the right foot!

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