Verrucas are a common complaint amongst children and adults. A verruca is a small skin lesion which is commonly found on the bottom surface of the foot. The lesion is usually approximately 1cm in diameter but can be larger. Sometimes a single wart may have many small satellite warts surrounding it; this is called a Mosaic Wart.
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.
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