Plantar Warts Essendon & Blackburn
Melbourne Podiatry Clinic based in Essendon & Blackburn provide quality care for plantar warts to residents throughout Melbourne including Strathmore, Essendon, Blackburn, Box Hill, Mitcham, Brunswick West & Forest Hill.
Plantar warts or verrucae are benign skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus. They occur on the bottom of the feet and around the toes and are highly contagious. Occurring more commonly in children, warts generally will resolve by themselves but may take many months or years. Depending on the location of the wart it can be painful, especially on weight-bearing areas.
The main aim of the treatment of warts is to both remove the wart and minimise scarring. Many topical wart treatments are highly corrosive and result in residual scarring. At Melbourne Podiatry Clinic we treat plantar warts with a combination of supervised in-clinic treatments as well as self-treatments at home to provide a better result for our patients.
If you have diabetes it is important to chat to a podiatrist or GP before beginning any wart treatment.