Plantar Warts

Cause: Warts are a virus and as such are easily transferable. If you have a wart you may have contracted it from any number of places such as hotel showers, swimming pools, gymnasium showers, caravan parks etc. Any place that has communal showers or areas that involve water and bare feet pose a risk.

What are they? Found often with dark brown / red pin point dots through out. Single warts are most often less than 5mm in diameter but may be covered in a build up of callous. Warts may also come in groups and become quite large.

Often misdiagnosed as corns a good indication is to apply pressure to either side of the wart and apply a light pinching pressure. Warts are painful with this pressure applied, corns generally aren’t.

How do we treat them? Treatment comes in many forms, (and it should be noted with varying success.) Wart paints and preparations are available from your local pharmacy. These in combination with treatment from a podiatrist should assist with the removal of you wart.


Cause: Most commonly the cause is open backed shoes, such as thongs, sling backs of high heels. Patients.


Ingrown -Toenails

Ingrown Toenails can be very painful and so many people put off seeking treatment until the nail is deteriorated.



Painful calluses, corns and cracked heels are commonly experienced during pregnancy, while nails become difficult.