What is a Verruca?

Verrucae are warty growths which occur on the soles of your toes or feet. They are caused by the Human papilloma virus and can be contracted in areas such as swimming baths and changing rooms. They are highly contagious and should you be unlucky enough to catch the virus, precautions should be taken not too walk around barefoot anywhere.

Verrucae can often be painful and unsightly and extremely difficult to treat. Medicaments containing Salicylic acid have been proven to be the most effective treatment option. Over the counter preparations are available. However, if these are unsuccessful your Podiatrist can use stronger preparations of this acid therapy. Dry needling is now available which is carried out under a local anaesthetic.