Warts

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Warts  on the bottom of the feet (plantar warts or verrucae) are non-cancerous skin growths on the soles of your feet caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) which enters your body through tiny cuts and breaks in your skin.

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Plantar warts often develop beneath pressure points such as the heels or balls of your feet following minor trauma to the skin and may not present for up to 6 months following initial infection.

Your wart can become painful, change size or colour and multiply to the point where they can interfere with your enjoyment of normal daily activities.

At Complete Podiatry we have studdied the best available evidence in the medical literature to determine the two most effective treatments for your warts.

  1. A simple topical treatment of acid applied every 2 weeks - A cure rate of 73% was described with this treatment compared with 48% in controls. 
  2. A surgical procedure called needling. This treatment works by mechanically destroy your wart and improving your body’s own immune response to the wart and is reported to be up to 75% effective in one treatment.

Recent studies have confirmed what we have suspected clinically for years: some strains of warts can be resistant to treatment. This is why we monitor you regularly during the course of your treatments and review its effetiveness.

Each wart is as individual as the person it infects so the right advice is essential to ensure your treatment gets the best results for you.