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At Foot Foundation, we understand the discomfort and inconvenience that verruca, or plantar warts, can cause. Verruca are viral infections of the skin on the soles of the feet, often appearing as small, rough growths.

Understanding Verruca

These growths, caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), can be painful when pressure is applied, particularly while walking or standing. Verruca are highly contagious and can be transmitted through direct contact with an infected surface, making them a common occurrence.

Treatment Options

At Foot Foundation, we offer a range of effective treatments tailored to address verruca:

  1. Cryotherapy: Freezing the verruca using liquid nitrogen causes it to blister and eventually fall off.

  2. Salicylic Acid Treatment: Applying salicylic acid in the form of gels, plasters, or paints can help break down the wart tissue.

  3. Debridement: Removal of dead skin or tissue around the verruca can aid in treatment.

  4. Nitric Acid Treatment: The application of nitric acid can help dissolve the verruca tissue.

Preventative Measures

We emphasise the importance of preventive measures to stop verruca from spreading or reoccurring. Proper foot hygiene, avoiding walking barefoot in public areas, and refraining from picking or scratching verruca are key preventive strategies.

Ready to Bid Farewell to Verruca? Schedule a Consultation

Regain comfort and confidence in your steps by scheduling an appointment with our Foot Foundation podiatrists. We're dedicated to offering professional care and effective treatments to help you overcome verruca and restore healthy, pain-free feet.