Another theory behind the planter’s wart / plantar wart muddle might be the resemblance in people’s minds between the shape of some plantar warts and a certain monocle-wearing shelled man in a top hat you find on the tin of a favourite snack. For our part, we think that’s just nuts since plantar warts most commonly take on a cauliflower appearance. Adding to the confusion, people will sometimes come to us mistaking their plantar wart for a corn or vice versa. Yet, just as any five year old who has ever turned his or her nose up at the dinner table will tell you, there’s a big difference between corn and cauliflower. And, so it is with corns and plantar warts as well – although distinguishing between them often requires the highly trained eye of a chiropodist to make the right diagnosis.
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