Verrucas (also called verrucae) are warts that occur on the soles of the feet or around the toe area and are a common occurrence in children but can also occur frequently in adult feet.
They are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which is highly contagious through direct contact, so we advise people to avoid touching the area as they can develop into a cluster of verrucae. The virus is also thought to thrive in damp environments such as swimming pools and changing room floors. It is possible to contract verrucae simply by walking across the same floor area as someone with a verruca.
Some people are more susceptible than others thought most build immunity to the virus with age. The most common appearance is that of a small cauliflower type growth on the soles of the feet with tiny black dots. Though harmless, if left untreated, verrucae have the potential to cause pain when walking.