Wart Removal in Calgary
Plantar warts tend to grow larger as time goes on and become more challenging to remove as you look for an adequate solution. Thankfully, Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic offers laser wart removal and plantar treatment in Calgary that relieves you from the pain associated with this often-embarrassing condition.
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.
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 skins' 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 foots' 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.
Is 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 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?
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 - the Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL). As a specialist in the field of podiatry, Dr. Ian G. Russell has tried various methods during his extensive career, and the PDL is the most effective and safest of them all.
The Pulsed Dye Laser uses an organic dye blended with a solvent as the lasing medium. The laser works on the principle of selectively breaking down molecules by the action of heat. It targets only the damaged skin in a selected area (the wart) and leaves the surrounding skin tissue unaffected. During the procedure, our dynamic cooling method immediately soothes any pinching pain caused by the laser, and the side effects fade fairly quickly after the treatment. PDL offers a scar- and infection-free solution to your painful plantar warts and is our treatment of choice for plantar warts removal.
"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."
- Donna F.
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!