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.  At present, I offer an exclusively home-based service, and unfortunately do not have the availability to offer the successive appointments required in order to treat verruca.

However, from 29th July 2021 you can arrange to be seen in clinic at The Summertown Clinic.  Click here to arrange your Initial Appointment.


Otherwise, please have a look at the College of Podiatry’s website for an alternative clinician in your area.