Unfortunately, warts are contagious, and it is actually a virus that causes the wart.  This is why it is so important to get a proper diagnosis and start a treatment plan right away.  The virus can be transmitted by touching someone else's affected skin, or from surfaces such as the side of a pool, a gym floor, or locker room that has touched someone else's skin before you.  It often appears in the foot where there is a small nick or cut or scrape which may serve as an entry point.  So if you think you may have a wart on your foot, come to Prairie Path Foot and Ankle Clinic and make an appointment with one of our doctors to get a timely diagnosis and start a treatment plan without delay.