Verrucaes are all around us and can be found in gyms and swimming pools.
Verrucae is the term used for a virus that infects the cells of the skin and in Latin the term verrucae means wart. They are similar to warts which can be found on any other part of the body. When found on the feet, they are called Verrucae Pedis.
At South West Podiatry our Podiatrists only recommend treatments when Verrucaes become painful or problematic. They often look like small cauliflower lumps and can also contain small black dots these are capillaries which are small blood vessels . They can appear as single lesions or can be multiple viruses covering large surface areas. They are caused by different strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) and like any virus, it needs your immune system to see it and then respond to it, in order to resolve the viral infection.
What should I do if I have one?
There are many products on the market that make wonderful claims regarding treatment for verrucaes such as acid based creams, home freezing sprays and the strange and wonderful treatments such as Duct tape, Banana skin and Cider Vinegar. Most of these treatments are old theories and little have any body of evidence to back up there claims. When over the counter treatments fail or you are still concerned about the virus, contact our reception team to discuss a new patient consultation at one of our locations.
How can our team help you with those pesky verrucaes?
It is important to diagnose your problem and be reviewed by a HCPC registered Podiatrist or Chiropodist as you could waste a lot of time, energy and money on treatments that do not work. During your initial consultation your Podiatrist will assess your feet and discuss your treatment options.
Treatment may consist of:
- Cryotherapy (Freezing of verrucae)
- Verrucae Needling (Minor surgical procedure)
- Curettage (Surgical debridement)
- Salacylic acid
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Appointments are available at all clinical locations. *On-site diagnostic ultrasound is available at Earlsfield and Maidenhead clinical locations.
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We accept most major private medical insurance companies including BUPA, Vitality, WPA, Cigna, AVIVA and Simply Health. A full list of our consultation fee’s including self-pay can be found here: Insurance and Fee’s. Our Podiatry team are health care professional council registered, meaning they are required to maintain professional standards and continued professional development. As an organisation we have invested in the latest diagnostic technology in order to help our podiatry team, help you. We have onsite diagnostic ultrasound available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield clinics. Infra-red pressure analysis available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield clinics with treadmill examinations.