Wart Treatments

Ugh, warts. Nobody likes warts! They’re sometimes painful, often stubborn, and always unwanted. That’s why our team of experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate foot care practitioners are armed with the top wart removal tools and techniques found in Ottawa. Forget about ineffective home remedies and over-the-counter solutions; Greenberg Podiatry will get you back on your feet—pain and wart free in no time.

When should you visit a foot care practitioner? 

Plantar Warts are often harmless and sometimes resolve on their own. However, often, they’re too painful to ignore, or they may need a little more persuasion to clear up entirely. The pain caused by plantar warts may even impact how you walk or stand—promoting muscle, tendon or joint discomfort or damage. Here are a few signs that indicate you should seek help: 

  • The growth is bleeding, painful, or changes shape or colour
  • The growth perseveres, multiplies, or returns after treatment
  • Your pain interferes with your activities or impacts your behaviour or mental health
  • You have diabetes, a weak immune system, or poor foot sensitivity 
  • It’s unclear if the growth is a wart (more serious lesions can be misidentified as warts)

Of course, even if your plantar warts aren’t causing you much trouble, but you just want them gone, don’t hesitate to drop by for treatment.

Relief is just around the corner

Plantar warts are tricky to self-treat, and most home remedies often fail. If plantar warts are impacting your life, and nothing you try seems to be working, don’t fret. Here at Greenberg Podiatry, we’ll get to the root of the problem with our suite of fast-acting, affordable, non-invasive wart treatment options designed to match your individual needs:

Swift™ technology advanced microwave therapy

Swift™ is a highly effective, cutting-edge, non-invasive plantar wart removal solution—and is our go-to recommended treatment option. It works by applying low-dose microwave energy directly to the affected site to stimulate a natural immune response—helping your body recognize and fight off the wart. 

Want to know if Swift™ is right for you? Head over to Ottawawartremoval.com to learn more.

Salicylic acid-based topical ointments, gels, and lotions

Salicyclic acid is a painless topical solution that helps soften and shed the layers of the wart. Many over-the-counter treatments use Salicyclic acid as the active component. However, the dose strength is limited. One of our foot care practitioners can prescribe a high-strength dose to give you fast-acting relief. 

Surgical excision

Minor surgery may be necessary if your warts haven’t responded to other treatments. After applying a local anesthetic to the affected area, the foot care practitioner will cut away and destroy the wart using an electric needle. This treatment doesn’t require stitches but may result in some scarring and minor bleeding.

Interested in learning more about our surgical procedures? Head over to our Treatments and devices page.

Your treatment, your way

We aim to design practical, realistic, fast-acting treatment plans that are at most only a minor inconvenience and get you back to living healthy and pain-free as soon as possible. Through patient-doctor collaboration, we’ll work together to identify a proven, effective treatment plan that matches not only the needs of your condition but the needs of your specific situation and lifestyle.

Plan Your Visit

Got warts? We got the solution. Our Ottawa-based clinic offers comprehensive care for all ages and the most modern, cutting-edge wart removal techniques and treatments in the capital region. Together, we’ll find the best treatment plan to remove your warts forever and prevent recurrences.

Whether you’re an Ottawa resident or just visiting, take a step in the right direction and book an appointment with us at Greenberg Podiatry.