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Warts (Verruca Plantaris) are caused by a virus and are contagious.

They may grow singularly or in groups. They are painful and appear particularly on the bottom of the feet.

Conservative treatments include topical medicines and patches.

If these treatments fail, your podiatrist may use a series of freezing methods (Histofreeze).

If the warts still persist after several treatments, the warts may be removed surgically. The wart is then scooped out with a curette, a special surgical instrument. The base is then laser cauterized to discourage regrowth. Since warts are caused by a virus, they can recur.

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