Warts are small skin growths caused by viral infections and commonly affect the feet. There are many different types of warts, ranging in appearance from slender threads to hard, calloused lumps.

The characteristics of a wart depend on the type, but can include:

  • A small, raised bump on the skin ranging from 1 to 10 mm
  • A rough or smooth surface
  • Appear singly or in clusters
  • Itchiness

There are many different reasons for warts to develop along with many different treatment options. Treatment may include topical application of medication through to freezing the wart off. Treatment can take some time. It is important to ensure that a diagnosis is made by your podiatrist prior to starting treatment.

Our podiatrists are constantly reviewing research on new techniques and medicaments available to treat warts to provide our patients with the best wart treatment.

Wart is common foot problems.