Verrucae are usually found on the bottom of the foot and are a small skin lesion usually around about 1 cm in diameter. Normally associated with children, verrucae are caused by the human papilloma virus. Infections are usually acquired in communal places such as swimming pools, showers, and changing areas. This is why children and sport people are most at risk of developing a verruca. If there is excessive moisture or dryness to the skin then this can lead to small cracks where the virus can enter. Verrucae can heal on their own if left alone but they can easily spread if touched or scratched. The sufferer must wash their hands straight away or risk spreading the virus to other parts of the body.
To avoid getting a verruca try avoid touching other people’s verrucae, avoid sharing towels, flannels, shoes, and socks with other people, and make sure hands and feet are clean and dry.
Verrucae can be treated with over the counter treatments, but these don't always work. A podiatrist will be able to advise you of the best treatment to suit you.
As a company we are able to help you with all of the above with simple assessments and treatments to ensure we are treating the affected area in the correct way.
We can also create customised insoles where we will ensure we are creating the perfect insole for your shoe to reduce the risk of any of the above from happening or in some cases reappearing. These are created bespoke to you and are individual to your feet.