Verruca Pedis

What is Verruca Pedis?

 Verrucas are caused by a viral infection called Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Verrucas can be caught by close skin to skin contact or indirect transmittal from contaminated surfaces, most commonly at a swimming pool. They can develop as a single verruca or as a cluster. It is recommended to see a podiatrist or GP if the verruca changes in appearance, spreads, bleeds or causes substantial pain or discomfort.


The most common causes of verruca pedis include but are not limited to:

  • Directly having HPV
  • Coming into contact with contaminated surfaces of HPV


The most common symptoms of verruca pedis mostly include but are not limited to:

  • Sole of the foot has white areas with a small black dots in the middle
  • Callus development
  • Can be painful when pressure is put on the affected area


Treatments for verruca pedis include but are not limited to:

  • Silver nitrate
  • Salicyclic acid
  • Cryotherapy program
  • Duct tape 
  • Lazer
  • Dry needling