Verrucae & Wart Treatment

If you have tried unsuccessfully to win the fight against persistent Verrucas and Warts, then our chiropodists in Haywards Heath can help with individually designed Verruca and Wart treatment.

Verrucae are caused by a virus, the human papilloma virus, and this is the same virus that causes warts, so a verruca is simply a wart on the foot. There are over 70 types of human papilloma virus so verrucae come in many shapes and sizes; some easier to treat than others. The infected cells cannot be cured, they must be destroyed. If any of the cells survive treatment, then the verruca will reappear.

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Verrucae and Warts

How do I know if I have a verruca?

The surface usually appears rough and cauliflower-like, and you may also see small black dots – these are old blood vessels, not roots which is a common misconception! Verrucae rarely hurt to press unless they are large. They will, however, hurt if they are squeezed and the opposite is usually the case for corns. As there are so many different types, it is better to let a podiatrist give you a diagnosis.

Types Of treatment

Treatment varies depending on various factors, e.g. type, size, number, location, the age of the patient, patient’s occupation, etc. At the Sussex Foot Centre we offer various treatments to suit you and the type of verruca:

  • Cryotherapy (freezing) – The freeze is usually applied via a probe; this minimizes the trauma to the surrounding area and allows for a deeper penetration of freeze. It may also be applied as a spray.

  • Caustic Therapy – Caustics are applied usually on a weekly basis for 4-6 weeks, dependent on the size and persistence of the verruca, and are much stronger and more effective than treatments that you can purchase from a pharmacist. Self-applied home treatments are usually added between visits to speed up treatment time.

  • Dry Needling Dry needling is carried out painlessly under local anaesthetic. A sterile needle is then used to cause a localised trauma to the verruca itself. The aim of this is to implant the virally infected cells deeper in to the tissue where it is quickly detected by the immune system and an immune response is stimulated. This process has been around for nearly 40 years but its only recently reaching the shores of the UK from the states. It is very effective and suitable for most verrucas.
  • Electrosurgery – This verruca removal surgery is performed under local anaesthesia so there is no pain during the procedure. This method of treatment destroys the infected cells in one treatment.

How Can We Help?

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34 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, Sussex RH16 4EA

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J K
J K
09/05/2022
I was in so much pain with my right foot because I got a cyst in it and just found Sussex Foot Centre in google and called them for booking appointment. The person I talked with was so helpful and they offered appointment on the same day. Everybody working at this place were so friendly and experienced. At my first appointment I had a consultation with ultrasound scan and clearly described me the next steps what would solve my problem and it really reassured me because I was so scared and tired from the pain and for long waiting time on GP referrals. For the treatment, I got an appointment on next day (again so fast!!) and already when I came out from the Centre could walk much better and the pain disappeared. I am so grateful for them and still going back for regular checking and advices. I also having issues with my nails too and I am sure I could get a quick solution on those issue too! Everybody having issue with their foot please don't hesitate to get in touch with Sussex Foot Centre - just give a try and I am sure you will don't disappoint! For me honestly was a life-saver. Thank you so much!
Tundi Bodi
Tundi Bodi
03/05/2022
Highly recommended due to efficient, spotless, courteous staff with on time treatment. You could take a good step forward by using this team.
Brian Beesley
Brian Beesley
03/05/2022
Excellent podiatrist- knowledgeable, professional, caring and quick. Thanks!
Murdo Guy
Murdo Guy
25/04/2022
I can't thank this gentlemen enough. Pain in my foot had effected my whole life, no running, no water aerobics no tai chi and most of all no work as I'm a cook. Scan first visit, problem located plan worked out, return week later double appointment as we live hour away. Another scan, walk on treadmil, insole made...meanwhile he explained everything, so I could understand. I. Very impressed with the whole experience, and would recommend them to anyone
lyn murphy
lyn murphy
15/04/2022
I have had toe nail surgeries with the Sussex Foot Centre and both times have had very positive experiences. Jon provided excellent treatment and care during the surgeries and in the follow up post surgeries. Jon and Thomas were professional and friendly and they have been so flexible and accommodating with scheduling appointments, as well as providing quick responses by email and telephone. I would recommend the Sussex Foot Centre. Thank you so much!
Josephine Zamat
Josephine Zamat
08/04/2022
Jon Collins and team provide excellent patient focused, customer focused care. I have not met a better podiatrist than Jon in over 30 years in healthcare management and 10 years as a patient. As you step into reception you are welcomed with both smile and greeting. Even though it is a busy practice, changes in appointment are politely and readily managed. Forgetfulness and a missed appointment are taken in their stride! I attended first as an ”emergency” patient, three years ago. I was at the local hospital and the Sussex Foot Centre was suggested. I was seen the same afternoon. After months of hobbling, Jon treated my foot with professional skill, exuding warm reassurance. Regular attendance and treatment ensured rapid improvement. The specially created insole proved to be a boon. I have remained with Jon as my podiatrist for three years now. I can think of no reason why I should go elsewhere. I have no hesitancy in recommendinng him. When my GP asked me why I go over to Haywards Heath, my reply was that he is the best.
Malcolm Boyland
Malcolm Boyland
05/04/2022
The treatment and service from Sussex Foot Clinic was excellent and I would highly recommend them to anyone. Over the counter and home remedies had failed miserably. Investing in some professional treatment and following it through diligently was well worth it. Thank you Jon.
E M Drake
E M Drake
24/03/2022
I found The Sussex Foot Centre via Google and what a find! I started seeing Jon last summer with painful Plantar Fasciitis in both feet. With Jon’s knowledge, non invasive treatment and orthotics, I am so grateful to him for my pain free feet now! Jon and his team are so helpful, with total professionalism and extensive knowledge - I have learnt so much! Tom on reception is also so very friendly and efficient. Keep up the amazing work you all do.
Lisa Bailey
Lisa Bailey
21/03/2022
A first class service. A friendly, highly professional medical approach . I have had effective, pain-free treatment for my footcare. Highly commended.
Ollie Swan
Ollie Swan
20/03/2022