Treatments At Our Clinic

Warts On Feet - Treatments

Plantar warts  are caused by the HPV virus (Human Papilloma Virus) which enters the skin through small cuts or micro cracks. Once in the skin, the virus replicates causing a bump which is actually a benign tumour. Malignant transformation in this type of HPV virus is extremely rare. Children especially teenagers tend to be more susceptible to warts than adults. Most warts are harmless and benign but can be painful and unsightly. Warts are often caught from walking barefooted on wet dirty surfaces in public places. There are several simple procedures your podiatrist can perform to remove warts. The skin on the bottom of the foot is the thickest in the body and for this reason, a plantar wart can be resistant to traditional treatments found in the local Pharmacy. Azote (liquid nitrogen) treatments are generally not effective for plantar warts because the virus (human papillomavirus) can survive in liquid nitrogen.

Prevention Of Plantar Warts

Appointments / Information

  • Avoid walking barefoot in public places particularly in humid places such as pools, locker rooms, gymnasiums, and public showers. Always wear sandals when frequenting these public places and even in the home shower so you do not infect other family members.
  • Follow the recommendations of your Podiatrist and wear a band-aid during your wart treatments.
  • Always wash your hands if you touch your feet during your wart treatment.
  • Don't use the same towels and washcloths of the person who is infected with the wart.
  • Don't scratch, pick, make bleed, or cut away at the wart.

If you are not sure what you have is a wart, consult a Podiatrist to have the proper diagnosis.

  • Application of Salicylic acid
  • Cryotherapy - Liquid nitrogen usually requires many treatments which are painful
  • Injections or application of Antineoplastic medications
  • Laser cauterization
  • Other special acid treatments available in a Podiatrists office
  • Minor Surgery

Plantar Wart Symptoms

At our clinic, we offer all modes of treatments for Plantar Warts from conservative to minimally invasive surgery. Most cases can be resolved in a conservative manner. Timely intervention and treatment prevents warts on feet from becoming chronic. 25 years of experience ensures you will receive the appropriate treatment plan. Wait times for appointments at our clinics are relatively low. We are always happy to welcome new patients into our family foot care practice.

Your Podiatrist has years of experience in the domain of plantar wart treatments. Most cases can be resolved in a conservative manner as the Podiatrist has all the tools at his disposal to remedy the situation effectively.

Plantar warts ​ can multiply easily and as they grow become painful as they invade into the deeper tissues. As the wart gets bigger it can exert pressure on the sole of the foot while walking causing discomfort or pain. Since warts are viruses they are contagious and can be spread to family members or close ones. They are often confused with corns which are caused by friction and not contagious or infectious in nature. Your Podiatrist will gladly explain to you all of the treatment options.

Plantar Wart Solutions

Dr. Darrell Bevacqua, Podiatrist

25 years of professional experience

Docteur en médecine podiatrique

Résidence post doctorale, Hôpital Vétérans,Brooklyn, New York 

Clinicien | Chargé de cours  

Département des Sciences de l’activité physique  Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
3351, boul. des Forges,Trois-Rivières (Québec) 

Clinique podiatrique de Verdun  
3954a Wellington, Verdun (Montréal) 

Tél : (514) 768 - 5060