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Understanding this condition
- The appearance is similar to a corn but verrucas are more superficial in depth.
- The surface of the verruca is covered with black dots that are actually small blood vessels that feed the verruca.
- The colour is usually paler than the usual tone of the skin.
- Verrucas are usually surrounding by hard skin and will not be well circumscribed.
- Patients often complain that a verruca feels like a small stone under the foot.
- They are usually asymptomatic (not painful) unless they are squeezed from the sides or have direct force applied to them.
- They are inclined to spread to other areas of the foot and possibly to the hands.