A verruca is a viral infection generally found on the bottom of the foot.
It is sometimes difficult to differentiate between a corn and a verruca so it's advisable to get a proper diagnosis before commencing treatment.
As a general rule verrucas are more painful when subject to lateral pressure (pinching) than direct pressure. The opposite is true of corns. They often have a 'cauliflower-like" appearance and contain one or more small black dots.
It is generally accepted that left to their own devices verrucae will disappear of their own accord. This can, however, take several years and there are some circumstances under which someone might want to pursue a more focused approach to resolution.
When your Podiatrist has diagnosed a verruca all treatment options will be discussed including no treatment and home treatments with over-the-counter products.
If, however, you decide to proceed with clinical treatment, options vary widely and the best option for you will depend on a number of factors which will be discussed at assessment.
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