Verrucae or plantar warts are common and can cause pain and discomfort especially during activity. At PODOCARE PODIATRY & CHIROPODY SERVICE our aim is to Zap that verruca so you can return to activity pain free.

Podocare  podiatry service offers the latest and most effective technology developed in the UK for treating verrucae and warts. Our podiatrists will be happy to guide you through your choice of treatment options during your consultation.

Verrucae are warts that can be found anywhere on the foot but commonly occur on the soles of the feet. They can even be found around the edges of nails. They are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and are passed from person to person by direct contact. The virus is thought to thrive in moist, damp environments such as swimming pools, changing room floors and communal shower areas. If an infected foot deposits skin cells onto the floor then it is possible to walk across the same floor and pick up the virus especially if your skin is cut or scratched.

Are verrucae serious?

They are harmless but in some circumstances they develop on a weight bearing area of the foot where they are likely to be painful.In these areas callus (hard skin)can also form over the top of the verruca, increasing the discomfort. Some strains of verrucae spread very quickly and can become unsightly.

Who gets verrucae?

They are most commonly seen in children, teenagers and young adults. Basically those who use communal changing rooms. In time, immunity may develop against the verruca virus but some people do remain more susceptible than others.

How do I know I have a verruca?

The classic appearance is cauliflower like, sometimes containing small black dots which are caused by small blood vessels leaking blood into the verruca. They can vary in size and numbers. An early stage verruca can look like a small, discoloured blemish on the skin, and be easily mistaken for a corn. Sometimes a verruca can quickly spread into a cluster made up of many tiny verrucae.

Podocare Podiatry service offers a wide range of treatment for viral warts, including:

  • Acid preparation
  • Cryotherapy (Freezing)
  • Verrutop (see videos)
  • Swift Microwave Emblation