Verrucae are a common, minor foot problem that should have minimal impact on your overall health. They are simply a benign tumour, similar to a wart, caused by the Papilloma Virus. However, they can affect your daily life due to the embarrassment they cause and, left untreated, can easily spread to other family members or multiply within the affected area.
Verrucae typically last for about two years and present both as a single version, or a cluster. They are easily identified by the black dots that often appear on the surface which are tiny blood vessels. Initial infection occurs by the virus entering the skin via a small wound or cut. Discomfort or pain may be experienced if it is sited on a weight bearing part of the foot.
How to avoid a verruca
Verrucae require warmth and moisture hence why they are easily spread in environments such as gyms, bathrooms, and swimming pools. To minimise your risk, always use a waterproof plaster to cover any cuts and check your feet regularly.
All First4feet practitioners are highly experienced in the best way to treat verrucae and achieve successful outcomes for our clients. Your treatment options will be discussed, after an initial appraisal to determine your specific needs, and will include either application of acid or a freezing process.
Our practitioner will advise how many sessions you require and may suggest regular maintenance appointments following treatment to prevent further problems.
Length of Appointment
£20-£50 per session depending on product used
We place great emphasis on clinical cleanliness, and we abide strictly to the care guidelines set out for Foot Health Professionals.
Instruments are sterilized in an autoclave and remain sterile in a vacuum sealed pouch until opened during treatment so there can be no risk of cross contamination between patients.
Have a treatment and feel like walking on air
Professional footcare from the comfort of your own home
We understand that it can be difficult for you to attend one of our clinics for
treatment and are pleased to offer a Home Visiting Service. Ideal for those who
have mobility issues or who prefer not to venture out during the Pandemic.
All practitioners at First4feet are fully DBS checked and experienced in visiting
clients in their own homes. If possible, we prefer a ground room where you can be
seated on an upright chair such as a dining room or kitchen but will adapt
treatments to your specific mobility needs where required.
Nursing Home Visits
Professional footcare at your nursing home
We understand that it can be difficult for you to attend one of our clinics for treatment and are pleased to offer a Care Home Visiting Service. Ideal for those who have mobility issues or who prefer not to venture out during the Pandemic.
All practitioners at First4feet are fully DBS checked and experienced in visiting clients in their nursing homes. If possible, we prefer a ground room where you can be seated on an upright chair such as a dining room or kitchen but will adapt treatments to your specific mobility needs where required.
Our Footcare Services
Full Foot Treatment
One of the most popular treatments offered across all First4Feet Foot clinics, a Full Foot Treatment will not only leave your feet feeling in tip-top condition but most importantly it can identify any issues before they become too serious and enable any required treatment to begin promptly
Toe/Finger Nail Cutting
If you struggle to cut your toenails and fingernails, possibly due to a difficulty in maintaining a safe grip of the clippers, or struggle to reach your toenails we can help. The process of how to cut toenails differs slightly from that of how to cut fingernails.
Nursing Home Visits
Are you struggling to find a reliable practitioner who can provide exceptional treatment for your residents? Do you need someone who takes the time to understand every patient and their needs, but also understands the pressures on you and your team?
What People Say
Best place ever to get your feet done and everyone at the clinic is amazing and super friendly, highly recommend
I go regularly to keep my ingrowing toenails under control. Friendly, professional service, definitely recommend.