Verrucae and Warts

Verrucae and warts are caused by viruses. They are usually contagious and caught in areas where there are many people walking around without any shoes on - e.g. swimming pools, public changing rooms and dance studios. They can be painful, though this is not usually the case.

You should always have a verruca checked by your podiatrist/chiropodist before having any treatment. As there are many different treatments (each with their own advantages and disadvantages), it is important that you and your clinician decide on a treatment plan suitable for you. Options include, home treatments, homeopathic remedies, caustics and freezing. 

The first appointment will last approximately 30 minutes, allowing the podiatrist/chiropodist to assess your feet and treat the verruca. You will then usually be required to return for a series of treatments - the number of treatments is dependant on your particular verruca.