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Verruca Treatments

The Foot Health Practice is a specialist centre for the treatment of verrucae, accepting patient referrals from other podiatrists as well as treating individuals who present to our clinic. We have made a significant investment in equipment and training to offer you the widest, most up-to-date and effective treatment options.

Verrucae (plantar warts) are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus. Most cause little or no discomfort and will resolve spontaneously without the need for intervention. However, in some cases treatment may be indicated, particularly if the verruca is painful. At your initial consultation we will discuss treatment options and costs in detail so that you can make an informed decision.

Swift Microwave Therapy

This is the latest innovation in the treatment of verrucae, utilizing microwaves to eradicate the lesions. It’s convenience, speed of delivery and success rate make it the treatment of choice in the majority of cases.

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Curettage and Electrosurgery

In the most resistant cases verrucae can be treated surgically under local anaesthetic. The verruca is removed by curettage followed by electrosurgical destruction of any remaining verruca cells.


We use a liquid nitrogen system to freeze verrucae. Liquid nitrogen is regarded as the Gold Standard in cryosurgery and is widely used in hospital dermatololgy clinics for treating a variety of skin lesions.


Further information about our treatments is available from the practice. It is important to understand that no treatment for verrucae can guarantee a successful outcome. 01209 314131