Verrucae are one of the most common foot problems amongst children and young adults. Although they can affect anyone and appear anywhere on the skin, the feet are particularly susceptible.
Verrucae are caused by the Paploma group of viruses. The virus tends to thrive in damp conditions and is mainly transmitted in communal areas such as swimming pools, showers, gymnasia floors through direct contact with the skin. The virus is contagious and gains entry to the body through micro-injuries to the skin.
What to look for!
Verrucae are normally clear or white in colour with a rough crumbly surface, sometimes covered in a layer of hard skin and often with black/brown flecks in them (which are blood vessels). They vary in size from 3 to 30mm (or more) in diameter and can appear in clusters.
They can grow rapidly and often begin as small speckled or shiny areas.
Are they painful?
Verrucae can sometimes be painful, especially those which are pressured from standing or walking. If the surface becomes fissured or picked the verrucae may bleed.
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Verruca appointments are routinely half an hour long. Use of caustics and cryotherapy will generally involve two or three follow up visits ten days apart in order to remove the dead tissue and reapply the treatment.
Chemical therapy involves use of caustics such as salicylic acid, monochlorocytic acid, nitric acid or silver nitrates often in combination. After application the area is well padded for comfort.
We now offer Verrutop treatment, which is a combination of nitric acid and zinc complex.
Cryotherapy involves use of liquid nitrogen to create a freezing effect on the affected tissue causing cellular disruption and removing the virus.
Verruca needling will be a one-off treatment but with follow-ups to redress the area and reassess 8 weeks later, all included in the original cost. For further details see our page on verruca needling.
Tim Hawes (BSc, HCPC Reg. no CH33038)
Tim can help you with:
– Joint pain in the ankle, ball and arch of foot,
– Muscle pain in the foot and lower limb,
– Ingrowing toenails,
– Fungal nail infections.Tim uses a variety of techniques including:
– Verucca needling
– Exercise prescription
– Orthotic prescription
Kibri Dei (BSc, PGDip, MSc, HCPC Reg. no CH33395)
After Kibri graduated in Podiatry from Florence University she decided to do postgraduate studies in lower limb biomechanics at Barcelona University in order to understand how the human body works in motion.
This made her want to better understand how the human posture works so she then did a Masters in Posturology, also at Barcelona University.
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I saw Tim today, I have been struggling with excruciating pain in the balls of my feet for over 2 years. I have tried every Metatarsal pad, and shoe insole on the market and nothing seemed to work. I have been struggling for 2 years to get help from the NHS. I called Tim and he offered to help me the next day! Tim was so lovely and caring. He really took the time to properly look at my feet to see what the problem was. Within 20 minutes he said I probably had Morton's Neuroma. He put a pad under my foot and the pain was gone immediatly. Tim I cannot thank you enough for helping me today, if there was a option to rate you 1000 I would!
You didn't charge me to help me and I cannot thank you enough! I honestly cried when I got home, for the first time in 2 years I could walk without pain. I will definitely be coming back if I have anymore problems with my feet, and I would highly recommend Tim to anybody! 😍
I saw Tim for some treatment for two verruca's, after a course of a few visits I managed to clear the area free of any verruca's and they haven't come back, thanks Tim, great work and advice.
I saw Tim for a podiatry consultation. He was thorough, knowledgeable and friendly. I'm delighted that he got to the bottom of my foot & ankle pain. He even went above and beyond to deliver orthotic insoles to me. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
I had a ingrown toenail, that made it hard to walk in any shoes, Tim suggested that I have surgery which I did and I haven’t had a problem since. Surgery was 2years ago, A cool friendly guy, always a pleasure, does great work every time. 🍻Tim
I had a verruca for about 6 years and starting trying the usual chemist remedies eventually which only made it bigger to the point where I decided to seek treatment from Tim. He used needling which was relatively painless and cleared most of the by this time quite large verruca within a short time. The rest was treated with an acid preparation and I was at last verruca free. In the past I’ve had much longer courses of treatment for this complaint and the needling was quite the easiest, kindest and quickest way to deal with the problem and I’d certainly use it again. Thanks Tim for offering this treatment.
I saw Tim Hawes for a running related foot compliant. He took time to carefully analyse not just the foot itself but the overall bio-mechanical situation and gave me comprehensive advice related to exercise and stretching and footwear. I definitely felt that he went the extra mile and that he genuinely cared about the outcome. Thank you!
I saw Tim to get replacement insoles. He was extremely thorough and professional in his approach. The new insoles fitted perfectly and my back continues to be great.
Tim treated my daughter's stubborn verrucae, he was very approachable, knowledgeable and professional, he tried a number of different treatments and persevered with them. Once the verrucae were manageable he advised us on home treatments with regular check ups to monitor them. It was very reassuring seeing Tim and a major relief when he finally confirmed they were gone. I found his advice invaluable and i would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a chiropodist.
Had a problem with my left foot for six years and could not walk without pain. I was treated by Tim Hawes, and given exercises to do and now I can walk well and for pleasure. It’s been liberating.
Saw Tim today for removal of areas of hard skin on the soles of my feet. Excellent treatment and advice. Felt a lot more comfortable after the treatment. Highly recommended. Thanks Tim.
Tim Hawes carries out home visits for my elderly grandmother and provides an excellent service, my grandmother is always comfortable with him and says there is never any discomfort or pain. Tim is very professional and at the same time kind and patient, I would highly recommend his treatments to anyone.
I went to see Tim about my foot, it had been really hurting and he sorted it, it stopped being painful immediately!
He was really lovely to deal with. I would recommend.
I have been receiving a chiropody treatment at Ashlins for general maintenance of my feet. It has helped me with corns and hard skin , the treatment was great and the information I received was very useful.
I had an appointment today for a chiropody treatment to help with general things and I found the treatment most beneficial. Kibri was warm and welcoming, while carrying out the treatment in a professional and competent way; I felt pampered.
I came in to see Kibri about the weakening of both feet as well as my posture, I found the treatment great and the information she gave me very useful.
Today I saw Tim Hawes for a chiropody treatment. I have Dry skin callouses and apparently a Fungal nail infection. After the treatment I felt so much better. All the dry skin has been removed from many areas and a few that I didn't even notice. He took time to treat my fungal infection. Tim is a very knowledgeable therapist. He was very gentle treating my feet, he also gave me lots of advice in regards to my health issues. He is very professional and I highly recommend him.
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