Do I have a Verruca (also known as a plantar wart) on my foot?
Have you ever noticed small, rough, raised bumps on the skin of your feet? If the answer is yes, this may represent a typical appearance of a wart. They can be flesh-colored, gray, brown, or even black. The surface of the wart may be bumpy and rough, and it may have tiny black dots on it, which are actually small blood vessels that supply the wart with nutrients.
Verruca's on the foot are often painful when pressure is applied to them, such as when walking or standing. They can appear on the sole of the foot, the heel, or the toes, and they may be solitary or appear in clusters. Verruca's can be contagious, so avoid touching your verruca and wash your hands regularly. Also, avoid sharing towels, shoes, or socks with others and wear thongs whilst showering in public showers.
It's important to note that not all bumps on the foot are warts, and a proper diagnosis by one of our podiatrists is necessary. Other conditions that can cause bumps on the foot include calluses, corns, and skin tags.
If you are concerned that you may have a verruca on your foot we recommend you contact Footpoint Podiatry Noosa for a diagnosis and specialist treatment. We are able to successfully remove the verruca on your foot which will require an initial consultation and follow up treatments.
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