Best Treatment For Verrucae

Apr 12, 2022

There’s lots of treatments available on the market to treat verrucae, from acids to freezing gadgets. Lots of old wives tales that can be tried, but at the end of the day they are a virus and they can be super stubborn to get rid of.


Most of the time when these have been tried we have people coming to us at Foot corner in  desperation that they need their verruca gone before their holiday or because it is causing them discomfort.


When treating a verruca virus the aim is to trigger the body’s immune system and then allow its natural healing process to clear the infected tissue.


At Foot corner, we offer microwave treatment. It uses electromagnetic waves to penetrate deep into the affected tissue not just to destroy it but also alert the immune system of the verruca virus, activating its self-healing response.


The microwave energy is delivered through a special probe applied to the skin to the affected tissue.  It is not uncommon for patients to feel a sharp sensation, but the pain that is felt during the treatment quickly subsides and only in rare cases there may be prolonged discomfort.   


So the great thing about the treatment is that you can continue with your daily activities, as there is no need to keep the area dry and dressings aren’t necessary.   


If you're wondering how safe is microwave energy, well that is a good question.  Microwaves are a form of non-ionising radiation, which is found in a number of everyday applications such as microwave ovens, mobile phones, bluetooth and cordless phones.


The microwave treatment that is used at Foot corner delivers very low energy levels and is only capable of supplying enough energy to agitate water molecules and cause friction. Which means that they can’t cause damage to the DNA of living things, hence they are safe.


If you or your family are affected by verrucae, we highly advise you to come and see one of our highly trained podiatrists to avoid spreading the infection to other areas of the feet. Although there are a number of ointments and gels you can use to treat the virus, it may take months for the verrucae to disappear.  Professional help will ensure a much speedier recovery.