Has your family doctor or friend told you that you have a Plantar wart? This very well may be the case, but warts are one of the most commonly misdiagnosed conditions. They could also be corns, calluses, a form of skin cancer, or various other conditions. We at Carolina Podiatry can help differentiate between those painful lesions and develop appropriate treatment plans. Warts are caused by a virus, which loves warm, moist environments such as your feet, which are in hot, sweaty shoes all day. Corns and calluses are caused by pressure areas and are biomechanical in nature. Be careful in using some of the over-the-counter products. They can be very harmful to the skin, especially if you’re a diabetic. Treatments can range from shaving the lesions to medications, laser treatment, surgical treatment, or biopsy. We would love to help you determine the true problem and get you feeling good again. Remember, your feet don’t have to hurt.