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  • Writer's pictureWilliam Joyce

Verrucas: Don't Let Them Walk All Over You!

Have you ever noticed a small, rough growth on the bottom of your foot? It might be a verruca, a common viral infection of the skin. While often dismissed as a simple childhood annoyance, verrucas can be uncomfortable, persistent, and even spread to other areas.  

What Causes Verrucas?

Verrucas are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). This virus thrives in warm, moist environments like swimming pools, gym showers, and changing rooms. It enters through tiny cuts or breaks in the skin on your feet, leading to the characteristic rough, sometimes bumpy growth of a verruca.

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Verrucas

Discomfort: Verrucas can become painful, especially if they're in a weight-bearing area.

Spread: The virus can spread to other parts of your foot or to other people through shared surfaces. 

Underlying Issues: In some cases, verrucas may be a sign of a weakened immune system.

Don't Try DIY: Why You Need a Podiatrist

While there are over-the-counter treatments, verrucas can be stubborn. A podiatrist provides a crucial difference:

Accurate Diagnosis: We'll confirm it's a verruca and rule out similar-looking conditions like corns or calluses.

Personalised Treatment: We'll create a plan tailored to your verruca's size, location, and your medical history.

Expert Care: Podiatrists have multiple specialised treatments and techniques to address even the most persistent verrucas.  

Experience the Difference

Don't let verrucas disrupt your life. If you suspect those bumps on your feet are more than a minor annoyance, our team is here to help.

Contact Us Today!

Contact The Foot Clinic to schedule an appointment and let us help you put your best foot forward!


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