verruca are caused by a virus and are contagious they appear in various shapes and sizes and may grow singularly or in groups this is not always a painful condition and depending on the size and location of the verruca it may go unnoticed.
verruca can be seen in any age group but usually affects children and young adults and are associated with communal areas like swimming baths, sports centres and gymnasiums.
In the early stages the verruca may have minimal appearance but characteristically the verruca appears like a cauliflower pattern sometimes with black spots or streaks through it. These black dots are classical to verruca and are caused by the bleeding of fine capillaries into the tissue.
Conservative treatments include topical medicines and patches and if these treatments fail, your HCPC Registered Chiropodist/Podiatrist may use a series of freezing methods (Liquid nitrogen), chemical therapies or electro-surgery to eradicate the problem.
Cortisone Injection Therapy
Cortisone injections can be used to treat inflammation of small areas of the body, such as inflammation of a specific joint. They can also treat inflammation that is widespread throughout the feet, such as Morton’s Neuroma and Plantar Fasciitis heel pain.