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.
Although it is generally accepted that left to their own devices verrucae will disappear of their own accord, there are some circumstances under which someone might want to pursue a more focused approach to resolution.
As it often takes several treatments to get rid of a verruca it may be worth, considering a home treatment first. When your Podiatrist has diagnosed your verruca all treatment options will be discussed so that you are able to decide on an option which is both affordable and effective.