Warts are a result of the most common viral infection of the skin. Plantar verrucae grow on the bottom surface, or the sole, of the foot. They can be found anywhere in this area but t symptoms are most often found in areas of pressure and friction underneath metatarsals and the heel. The virus that causes warts, HPV, infects only the epidermal layer (outermost layer) of skin, producing a thickened growth that, if located in an areas subjected to pressure, can be debilitating. At Great Neck Family Foot Care we are experts in eliminating this troublesome skin infections. We use topical agents, medications, lasers and in some cases surgery to alleviate symptoms of this common infection.