Introduction to Verruca

Verrucas are a common complaint amongst children and adults. A verruca is a small skin lesion which is commonly found on the bottom surface of the foot. The lesion is usually approximately 1cm in diameter but can be larger. Sometimes a single wart may have many small satellite warts surrounding it; this is called a Mosaic Wart.

 

 

 

 

Causes & Treatment Options for Verruca

The appearance is similar to corns but verrucas are more superficial in depth. The surface of the verruca is covered with black dots that are actually small blood vessels that feed the verruca. The colour is usually paler then the usual tone of the skin. Verrucas are usually surrounding by hard skin and will not be well circumscribed.

Patients often complain that a verruca feels like a small stone under the foot. They are usually asymptomatic (not painful) unless they are squeezed from the sides or have direct force applied to them. They are inclined to spread to other areas of the foot and possibly to the hands.

You may wish to visit a specialist verruca clinic for either cryotherapy which is freezing of the verruca or the new microwave laser treatment for verrucas. Microwaves work by generating heat in the wart/verruca, focused under the probe, to a maximum depth of 5mm, almost anyone who has stubborn warts and verrucas can benefit from this treatment.

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The Gel Plus is ideal in all types of footwear used in high-impact activities. The Dual Gel Shock Modules provide extraordinary protection for the two major impact zones, the HEEL and FOREFOOT. They also feature an arch support to prevent over pronation (rolling over of the feet) which can cause problems such as forefoot pain.

Salatac Gel

Verruca

The main active ingredient of this preparation is 12% salicylic acid and 4% Lactic Acid

Salicylic acid belongs to the group of medicines known as keratolytics. Salicylic acid works by breaking down keratin, a protein which forms part of the skin structure. This results in the shedding of skin cells from the affected area.

In the treatment of warts, calluses and verrucas, the effect of salicylic acid is to remove the affected skin over a period of time. If successful, the new skin which grows underneath will be healthy.


Metatarsal Pad

Reducing the adverse effects of weight bearing it alleviates painful rubbing and friction on walking. Specifically designed to treat forefoot soreness, and as a preventative device for those who stand long hours on their feet.