What is a Verruca?

Verruca (plantar wart) is a skin infection caused by The Human Papilloma Virus.


Viruses are made up of complex proteins and invade the outermost layer of the skin (epidermis). It usually appears as a plaque of hard skin with an irregular border and can have black dots (blood vessels) scattered throughout.


Verruca can be very painful and can appear on any part of the body (warts).

It is important to remember that the virus is contagious and can be spread to others.



Verrucas require multiple appointments, so it’s typically more
cost-effective to be seen in clinic.


Due to the 'hit and miss' nature of treatment of plantar warts, Felicity chooses not to offer assessment and treatment for this particular podiatric complaint. 


Please check the Royal College of Podiatry's website to source an alternative podiatrist.