What is a verruca?
A verruca is a wart that appears on the bottom of your feet. For most
people they do not cause any pain but occasionally if they become large
enough, they can cause discomfort walking. A verruca is caused by the
human papilloma virus (HPV). There are over 100 strains of HPV. Most
HPV strains are benign and do not cause any serious complications.
How did I get my verruca?
Verrucae are transferred from person to person by skin to skin contact or
on warm moist surfaces. A lot of people pick up verrucae in communal
changing areas, showers, or swimming pools. You should always avoid
walking barefoot in these areas!
What should I do if I think I have a verruca?
If you think you have a verruca you should visit your podiatrist where
they can tailor a treatment plan to you and your lifestyle.