NOTICE : Surgery opened first Saturday of the month in the morning.
01332 349 479
Five Lamps Chiropody clinic, 8 Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GU [See map]

Verrucae

These are a common viral infection affecting the feet, the same virus causes warts on the hands.

Long standing verrucae may have a rough, "cauliflower" surface often with black dots of capillaries within them. Newer verrucae can appear similar to corns. Most verrucae in children disappear/regress within 2 years either with mild treatment from pharmacies or without any treatment at all. It is therefore unnecessary to see a podiatrist unless they have a lot of discomfort. In adults verrucae may regress on their own but the time span for this can vary from months to many years. The verrucae can spread in the meantime and become painful.

Reasons for treatment

  • To stop long term pain and discomfort
  • To prevent spreading/worsening of condition
  • To prevent cross infection to other people
  • Cosmetic purposes

Treatments I provide for verrucae

  • Cryosurgery using Nitrous oxide (cryopen) - The Cryopen is a modern accurate piece of equipment with a freezing power of -89 degrees c. The accurate spray technique avoids destruction of the surrounding healthy tissue.
  • Chemical Cautery - Applied accurately and with many years of experience of treating verrucae. For patients with contra indications to strong caustic treatments - milder caustics / callus removal to alleviate pain.

All treatments are done after taking a detailed and thorough medical history and patients making an informed decision on their choice of treatment plan.

Notice

Surgery opened first Saturday of the month in the morning.

For any further information or to book an appointment please call 01332 349 479.

Corns & Callus
Corns & Callus
Areas of hard skin that are formed as a result of excess pressure, shear or friction on areas of the foot.
Ingrowing toenail
Ingrowing toenail
This is a condition where a spike of nail or uneven edge of the nail plate has pieced the skin.
Verrucae
Verrucae
These are a common viral infection affecting the feet, the same virus causes warts on the hands.
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