Plantar Warts “Verruca Pedis”

Plantar warts, also known as “Verruca Pedis” are noncancerous skin growths caused by a viral infection (human papillomavirus also known as HPV) in the top layer of the skin. Warts are spread from person to person through direct and indirect transmission. Without treatment most warts will resolve spontaneously within approximately two years. However, occasionally they are painful so need early intervention.

Symptoms:Plantar Warts

  • Pain with lateral pressure
  • ‘cauliflower ’ appearance

Risk Factors:

  • Communal bathrooms and showers
  • Skin trauma
  • Weakened immune system


The podiatrists at toe-tal will diagnose the condition through physical examination, and go through all the necessary treatments listed below to help get you on the right path. 

Treatment (if painful):

  1. Over-the-counter topical treatment (to be used with caution)
  2. Debridement of the wart from a health professional (Podiatrist) and application of wart treatment including either: Sliver Nitrate, Salicylic Acid, Cryotherapy.  May need a few follow up appointments for successful results
  3. Appropriate offloading may be required with padding from Podiatrist
  4. Avoidance of pressure from footwear
  5. Reduced risks and wear footwear in communal areas (eg. Wear thongs) and to cover all wounds and scratches when in this environment

Contact Us.

Please contact the appropriate location for bookings.

Salisbury Medical Centre
PH: 3277 1621 - Fax: 3277 2887

 ACE Sports Medicine – Hibiscus Sports Complex
PH: 3349 5733 - Fax: 3349 5122

 Acacia Ridge Day And Night Chemmart Pharmacy
PH: 3277 4220 - Fax: 3255 5644

 Brisbane Medical Specialists – Tarragindi
PH: 3184 0400 - Fax: 3892 7094

 Morningside General Practice Clinics – Morningside Plaza
PH: 3399 4685 - Fax: 3395 7377

Any other enquiries please email or call 0422 389 652