Verrucae are another name for warts that appear on the feet. Caused by the Human Papilloma Virus, they usually self-resolve when the immune system recognizes them as an unwanted dis-ease. This can take many years in adults and less in children. The current evidence-based research supports a treatment regime of masterly inactivity: in other words, leave them alone until they self-resolve. In terms of spread, the majority of Podiatrists, Dermatologists and skin specialists are not in favour of treating verrucae.

Verrucae are not usually painful, however the overlying callus (hard skin) can be uncomfortable in which case, book an appointment to have the callus removed. Many of the available treatments including the use of caustics (Bazuka) and freezing are often costly and painful with limited success so Tracy doesn’t use these to treat Verrucae.

For patients who have tried ‘everything’ or just want them gone - we do offer an innovative and effective treatment called Falknor’s Needling. This procedure is a soft tissue therapy that is intended to break down the verruca and create a controlled inflammatory response, which stimulates the body’s immune system to recognise and destroy the virus.