Plantar Warts

Plantar Warts

What are they?

Found often with dark brown / red pin point dots throughout. Single warts are most often less than 5mm in diameter but may be covered in a build-up of callous. Warts may also come in groups and become quite large.

Often misdiagnosed as corns, a good indication is to apply pressure to either side of the wart and apply a light pinching pressure. Warts are painful with this pressure applied, corns generally aren't.

Cause: Warts are a virus and as such are easily transferable. If you have a wart you may have contracted it from any number of places such as hotel showers, swimming pools, gymnasium showers, caravan parks etc. Any place that has communal showers or areas that involve water and bare feet pose a riskĀ 

How do we treat them? Treatment comes in many forms (and it should be noted with varying success). Wart paints and preparations are available from your local pharmacy. These, in combination with treatment from our professional team, should assist with the removal of your wart.