Plantar warts are those that you find on your heels, toes, or the balls of your feet. Warts on the bottom of your feet are called plantar warts because they are on the plantar surface of your feet, not because they have planted themselves in there for good! Warts are caused by the HPV (human papilloma virus) that enters the body through a small break in the skin. These are often nothing more than a nuisance and do not require treatment, but can cause discomfort or pain. They can be self-treated at home with a number of over the counter remedies such as Salicylic Acid (Compound W) or treated in our office with cryotherapy, DPC immunotherapy, or laser treatments (or a combination thereof).