Are warts painful?

Yes, some are. A wart is the result of a virus causing skin cells to grow abnormally. Plantar warts on the soles of the feet are usually painful. The warts commonly found on the hands are usually painless. Different viruses will cause different kinds of warts. All are usually cured by freezing with liquid nitrogen application. Skin cancer can have a similar appearance to a wart. Always have skin lesions checked.