A verucca (plantar wart) is a sign of HPV infection. They are extremely common in children and most people will be affected at some time in their lives. They do not have to be treated and often resolve without treatment. This can take weeks, months or years. However, patients will often seek help when they become painful (often in a weight bearing part of the foot). There are various treatments available depending on the medical needs of the patient. Success is not a certainty when it comes to tackling veruccae.