A member asked:

Can it hurt to get a needle in your foot during plantar wart surgery?

6 doctors weighed in across 3 answers

Yes: Yes it hurts but there are other alternatives to excision and curettage that do not require injections. There is cryofreeze, seal cyclic acid treatments and blistering agents none of which require anesthesia.

Answered 1/5/2015


Dr. Joe Griffin answered

Specializes in Wound care

No pain no gain: Yes, it is painful but some doctors will use a cold spray right before the injection to reduce the pain.

Answered 9/14/2013


Dr. Thomas Inwood answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Wart: Yes . However I use a cold spray to reduce that discomfort. For excision I use a co2 laser which is more controllable than using a blade for excision. Speak to your podiatrist about any concerns

Answered 12/11/2013



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