Symptoms, Causes and Treatment


Verruca tend to appear flat with thick skin. They usually have a hard edge around a softer centre. Sometimes black spots can be seen inside the warts. These are caused by bleeding in the verruca as a result from pressure caused by standing or walking on them. They can look similar to a corn.


Our professionals at FHP Group will initially assess the foot and or affected area, once diagnosed a treatment plan will commence, using treatments such as Cyro surgery, salicylic acid and or typical ointments or gels.


All verruca are caused by the human papilloma virus. This is common in all environments but does not readily attack the skin. If there is a break, scratch or thorn in the skin, this will give the virus an opportunity to enter the skin. Verruca are commonly contracted in communal places such as swimming pools, showers and changing areas. This is why children are more at risk of contracting verrucae’s in school changing rooms and swimming pools. Excessive moisture or excessive dryness of the skin can lead to a small crack in the skin which allows the virus to enter the skin. Verruca are nothing more that warts. Verruca are a viral infection and only appear on the feet. They are also known as plantar warts. They can be painful because of the constant pressure on them caused by standing and walking.