What is a plantar wart?

The Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV, commonly causes infection on the feet and these areas of infection are seen as the condition known as verrucae pedis, or ‘warts’.

The bottom surface of the foot is the plantar surface, therefore verrucae on the bottom surface of the foot are called plantar warts, often mispronounced plantars or planters warts.

The virus invades the skin layers and causes visible lesions to appear on the skin, but lesions are not always confined to the underside of the foot and can develop on the ends of toes, between toes or even on the top of the foot.

Foot specialists/chiropodists are able to offer a range of advice for people with verrucae and plantar warts, including conservative and surgical treatment.

Swift NEW fast treatment for plantar warts.


We know warts can be unsightly, can spread or can be painful: we understand that patients often want to treat these professionally in a timely and efficient manner with minimal impact on their daily routine. Help is at hand!

Introducing this advanced microwave technology which delivers treatment to the heart of the wart to enable the bodies natural defenses to start the healing process.

Treatment is delivered quickly without interfering with daily activities, sport or school. There are no messy dressings and you can shower or bathe the same day!

This evidence based treatment is developing an increasing amount of data and global interest supporting its success in treating plantar warts which is why we are pleased to offer this as a key part of our treatment strategy for plantar warts at The Footcare Centre.

Treating both children and adults alike, we look forward to offering the right treatment for the plantar wart in your family!

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