Verruca pedis (plantar wart)

Verruca pedis is also known as plantar warts. It is one of the most common dermatological infections of the skin. It is caused by direct exposure of human papilloma virus (HPV) to the epidermis through small blisters/abrasions on the bottom of the foot. It is a contagious condition and the virus is commonly picked up from public environments such as public swimming pools or public showers.

Clinical presentation

  • Firm, covered by callus with tiny pinpoint petechiae centrally
  • Could present with a cauliflower like appearance
  • Smooth surface with a grey or yellow colour
  • Occur over areas of pressure or bony prominences

Treatment

Conservative treatment:

  • Spontaneous resolution – Immune system is eventually able to destroy the verruca pedis virus
  • Cryotherapy (e.g. liquid nitrogen)
  • Chemotherapy (e.g. salicylic acid)
  • Laser therpay

Surgical treatment:

  • Electrocautery
  • Excision
  • Curettage

How can we help?

Do you have a plantar wart that is there for a long while? Podiatrists from Generation Podiatry can properly diagnose and provide professional advices for plantar warts. There is no need to worry about travelling to the clinics with your leg or foot pain as our podiatrist is mobile. Contact us at 1300 122 884 for further information.

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