A verruca is a wart on the foot that is caused by a virus (HPV) When compared to other warts, verrucae on the feet appear flattened due to pressure from standing and walking.There are two main types of verruca, they are: Verruca plantaris
Verruca plantaris is the name given to a verruca on the sole of the footMosaic verruca
Mosaic verruca is the name given to a cluster of small verrucae. Mosaic verrucae occur due to a process called autoinoculation. Autoinoculation is a secondary infection by an infection that a person already has.
Symptoms & Identification
Keynote: Squeeze test. If you pinch lesion, a corn will not elicit much pain, whereas verruca will cause pain in this position
Care & Treatment
At Home Podiatry, treatment varies depending on age, location, size, and number of verrucae present. As a result, the next step will be decided jointly between you and your podiatrist. It is important to remember that no verruca treatment option is 100% effective.
For more information on Verruca’s, or to have your feet assessed and treated, contact us today to schedule an appointment on 0800 002 5513