A 36-year-old member asked:
can it hurt to get a needle in your foot during plantar wart surgery?
3 doctor answers
Dr. John Callahan answered
23 years experience Podiatry
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 on Jan 5, 2015
Dr. Joe Griffin answered
15 years experience Podiatry
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 on Sep 14, 2013
Dr. Thomas Inwood answered
34 years experience 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 on Dec 11, 2013
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