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Plantar Warts - Verruca Pedis

Warts (verruca) are a viral infection in the skin. Warts are common in children 12-16 years of age or people with weakened immune systems.

Warts can be found on the face, knees, hands and feet.

Symptoms include: Planter warts tend to have a cauliflower like appearance with tiny black dots in the centre they can appear alone or in clusters, can hurt to walk on or when squeezed.


Viral skin infections from excessively sweaty feet, public pools, walking barefoot, communal showers, and direct contact.

It is best to speak to your Podiatrist for the best treatment for you as there are many different types of treatments for warts.

Common treatments include: 

Debridement of surrounding hard shin and wart tissue -Salicylic acid and potassium applied to the wart, Cryotherapy – the warts are frozen using liquid nitrogen, Improving your immune system and surgical removal.


Avoid walking barefoot in public showers and public change rooms, change socks daily, keep feet clean and dry, don’t touch other people’s warts, avoid sharing shoes, socks, showering facilities and towels.

If you think you have plantar warts, speak to your podiatrist today about what can be done to help.