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Are warts coming in the way of you living your life to the fullest? We at Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic can help. Our team understands how bothersome warts can be, which is why we're committed to providing you with effective treatments that provide a long-term solution. Our laser wart removal in Calgary will get rid of your warts quickly and efficiently. We have years of experience in helping clients like yourself, which is why we know what it takes to meet your needs. When you come to us, we assess your requirements and provide you with personalized solutions that work for you.

Would you like to know more about our plantar wart treatment in Calgary? Please contact us today. Besides this, you can view our FAQs section for more information.



What Causes Warts?


Warts are generally caused by a small break in the skin surface exposed to a virus from the human papillomavirus (HPV) family. The virus may spread directly or indirectly from one person to another, and the process promotes the rapid growth of cells on the outer layer of skin, thus creating a wart. Plantar warts occur in a similar way, but they are specifically located on the bottom of our feet and toes, where we apply the most pressure while walking and standing every day. They are usually skin-coloured and tend to harden over time due to a lack of adequate plantar wart treatment. This condition may also become very painful if left untreated for an extended period.

Our wart removal in Calgary will help restore comfort in your life. Please contact us to make an appointment. We also offer comprehensive foot care, for which orthotics may be an option. 

Symptoms of Plantar Warts

For starters, plantar warts are painful and are easy to spot, but for a better understanding, here we have compiled a list of symptoms:

Noticeable pain or tenderness in the affected area while trying to function properly.

         Hard, thick skin over a particular area or a spot on your skin's surface indicates a wart has grown inward. It may feel a bit like a callus.

Plantar warts are commonly observed on the pads of feet or at the base of toes as a fleshy, rough or grainy growth.

Tiny black dots which are clotted blood vessels.

         A lesion that interrupts the typical patterns on your foot's skin.

If you notice any of these symptoms of plantar warts, get in touch with one of our experts at Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic without wasting any time. We have been providing quality plantar warts treatment services to our Calgary clients for years.

Are Plantar Warts Contagious?

Plantar Warts are contagious and can spread rapidly if not taken care of correctly. The transmission can be direct as well as indirect. A few examples will help us better illustrate how plantar warts spread from one person to another:


Imagine you're at a communal shower where the person who took a shower before you had plantar warts, and you now are standing at the same spot without shoes. There is now a chance of you developing plantar warts.


Plantar warts spread from person to person, and it all depends on each individual's immune system. The spread of plantar warts commonly happens at swimming pools or communal showers, so it is best to be cautious at these places.


Some of us are highly susceptible to such a virus, while some are not. If you have developed plantar warts, we offer affordable plantar warts treatment in our Calgary clinic.

Who Needs Laser Wart Removal?

Plantar warts may manifest themselves in hard and rough skin surfaces often mistaken for calluses and corns. These may go away without any medical attention, but if they persist, they are likely to require plantar warts treatment. Don’t allow either your pride or a fancy pedicure to keep you from getting laser wart removal in Calgary. You will require a podiatrist when your wart:

Displays skin striation (similar to fingerprints) going around the skin growth

Starts looking like small “cauliflowers”

Becomes painful when applying pressure (standing, walking or running)

Shows black dots (tiny clotted blood vessels) inside the wart

Grows out to form a cluster (multiple small warts within the same area)

Bleeds out occasionally due to pinpoint skin lesions within the wart (usually caused by pressure and movement)

At our clinic, we’ve had patients who could not wear their favourite pair of heels comfortably or lace up their skates for hockey due to pain from foot warts. If you have hard skin on the bottom of your foot that perhaps outlasted its stay, contact Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic to explore treatment options.

What Happens If You Don't Get Plantar Wart Treatment?

Failing to get plantar wart treatment could lead to the following:

Excruciating pain will continue to increase without proper plantar warts treatment.

Plantar Warts spread from person to person, which means if you have it, then there is a risk that your family members, associates, or anyone who comes in contact with you might develop plantar warts as well.

If plantar warts are not treated promptly, they can grow up to one inch in circumference and spread into mosaic warts clusters.

If you feel like getting your foot examined or treated for plantar warts, reach out to us, and our experts will help you out.

The Most Effective Plantar Warts Treatment in Calgary

Being located on the most weight-bearing areas of your feet and toes, plantar warts require immediate assistance once they become painful and affect your daily activities.


Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic offers laser wart removal in Calgary using the latest and most advanced technology. As a specialist in the field of podiatry, Dr. Ian G. Russell has tried various methods during his extensive career. He will recommend the best results-orientated treatment options.

Highly Recommended

"Dear Dr. Russell,


The laser treatment you recommended and performed on the large plantar wart on my foot has been brilliant.


After just two treatments the wart is almost completely gone. I have battled for over ten years with it and nothing has worked until now.


I am also following your recommended treatment for extremely debilitating plantar fasciitis and that too is greatly improved. I also appreciate the time you took to explain all the treatment options.

You and staff are pleasant, professional, and a pleasure to deal with.

I would highly recommend your clinic to anyone with foot problems of any kind."


Many thanks,

- Donna F.


The following are some commonly asked questions about our plantar warts treatment in Calgary:

  • What Is the Process to Treat Ingrown Toenails?
    Depending on the severity of the infection, the doctor may trim a part or remove one side of your nail back to the cuticle. A disinfectant and chemical will be applied to the base of the nail to prevent that part from growing back. Serious infections may require antibiotics and removal of part of the toenail. This procedure can be performed at our clinic in Calgary, under local anesthetic to prevent pain.
  • How Can I Prevent Ingrown Toenails?
    It’s best to prevent getting ingrown nails in the first place by following a few basic steps like: Avoid cutting nails too short and cutting unevenly at the corners. Try to cut them straight across. Make sure your socks and shoes fit properly. You should be able to wiggle your toes easily in your shoes. Avoid trauma to the toe area. If you run, play soccer or other sports, try to go barefoot for an hour or two after playing.
  • Can I Treat an Ingrown Toenail At Home?
    You can treat your ingrown toenails at home if the problem is not too severe and doesn’t show any signs of infection, swelling, sensitivity, oozing or foul odour. You could try letting the nail grow out with proper care and the following steps: Soak it and wait. Soak your foot in warm water with Epsom salt or a mild detergent and apply an antibiotic ointment and bandage to the area after drying. Remove it yourself if there’s no infection. After soaking your feet in a very warm bath with Epsom salt, use clean nail-cutting tools to clip the affected area and apply antibiotic ointment when you’re done. Book your appointment at Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic: Our podiatrist will help diagnose and treat an infected ingrown toenail with effective and relatively painless solutions.

Would you like to learn more about our plantar warts treatment in Calgary? Please feel free to reach out to us, and we will get back to you shortly. You can even view our blog to learn more about this condition. 

Ingrown Bumps on Your Foot?

They could be plantar warts! Get them checked out by us at our Calgary clinic today.

Visit Us for Laser Wart Removal in Calgary

Remove the pain caused by foot warts using the most advanced laser procedure currently available in the market in Calgary. Call Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic now, and you will be amazed by the results provided by our plantar warts treatment!

There are numerous reasons to choose our services, such as:

We have years of experience in helping the area's residents with foot care.

We provide a comprehensive range of treatment options ranging from wart removal in Calgary to shockwave therapy.

We use the latest technology to provide minimally invasive treatments.

We provide excellent customer service, and are transparent about our services.

If you'd like to make an appointment for wart removal in Calgary, please contact us.

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