What is the difference between warts and verruca?

A common question from our clients is, ‘what is the difference between warts and verruca?’ The short answer is nothing! They are both a form of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and they can occur anywhere on your body.

A wart is normally found on hands, knees or elbows and tends to look like a cauliflower-type raised lump. A verruca is found on the sole of your foot and generally looks like a flat round mark in the skin and sometimes but not always has black dots in middle (these are clotted blood capillaries).

Verruca treatment

You can try over-the-counter remedies or even some old wives’ tales found on the internet such as putting banana skins in your shoes to resolve verruca! (Yuck) however, these often are not strong enough to get rid of the pesky verruca. Speak to Daniella our podiatrist about methods she uses such as salicylic acid, cryotherapy and coming soon for the new year – Swift microwave therapy!

If you are worried about a growth on your foot and are unsure what it is why not book a complimentary consultation with Daniella today to confirm a diagnosis and find out more about treatment to resolve the issue and get your feet looking beautiful once again? 

Here’s a review from one of our Ringwood podiatry clients… “I have seen Danielle for both normal podiatry appointments and to remove two in-growing toenails under a local anaesthetic. In all cases the service was excellent and I recommend Danielle without reservation. The Verwood and Ringwood centres are both pleasant places to be and all of the staff I have dealt with have been, polite, professional and helpful.” – Dean 

Book to see a Podiatrist in Ringwood or Verwood

Whether you’re suffering from warts, verruca, corns, hard skin or any foot-related pain, don’t leave it niggling at you, the faster you see a professional Podiatrist for your pain, the sooner it will be resolved.

You can book a complimentary consultation with our Podiatrist at either of our clinics in Ringwood or Verwood. Simply book online or call us on 01425 473093.