Foot Specialists of Birmingham is proud to offer a state-of-the-art service: SWIFT microwave therapy for warts. Warts can be very tricky to get rid of; however, with this new technology, we’ll be able to address your issues even more effectively.
Keep reading for more information on SWIFT!
Could SWIFT Microwave Therapy Help You?
First things first—could you benefit from this technology? SWIFT is designed to treat plantar warts, or warts on the soles of your feet. While a lot of wart types are painless, plantar warts are typically very uncomfortable. Being on the bottom of your feet, the pressure encourages the wart to grow into your skin. Because these kinds of warts have a root system, they’re often very hard to treat from the surface.
If you suspect you’re dealing with plantar warts, it’s time you see your podiatrist! SWIFT delivers low-dose microwave energy that treats HPV—the virus that causes plantar warts—by stimulating your body’s natural immune response. Because this therapy treats the root cause of plantar warts (instead of just the surface) it’s highly effective.
SWIFT microwave therapy is truly on the cutting-edge of foot care. It’s FDA-cleared, nearly painless, and extremely effective at getting rid of stubborn warts!
What You Can Expect From SWIFT
If you’re a candidate for SWIFT microwave therapy for warts, you can expect three to four treatment sessions that are each four weeks apart. Why four weeks? The sessions are spaced out to stay in line with your body’s natural immune cycle!
Each session is only five to 10 minutes, and you’ll be able to resume your regular activities immediately afterward. This is what we call a “sock off, sock on” treatment—because it’s so quick! In between sessions there isn’t anything special you have to do. Simply go about your life, and come back in four weeks for your next session.
In terms of pain levels, SWIFT is quite painless! You’ll feel something like a small scratch or injection, but the pain will only last a couple of seconds. Some people experience a little bit of soreness after treatment, but not enough to stop you from going about your day.
When to Make an Appointment with Foot Specialists of Birmingham
If you’re experiencing any kind of pain or discomfort in your feet—whether it’s wart-related or not—it’s time to stop suffering and see a professional. At Foot Specialists of Birmingham, we specialize in a number of different foot ailments, including plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails, nerve compressions, and more.
If you suspect you have a wart or warts, but aren’t sure if they’re plantar warts, here are a few things to look out for. If you experience any of these, it’s time to make an appointment!
- Discomfort that makes daily activities difficult;
- Limited sensation in your feet;
- Pain when you squeeze the wart;
- The wart bleeds or changes color;
- Other treatments you’ve tried don’t work;
- The wart contains little black dots;
- The wart appears as a flat spot with a depressed area in the center.
Contact Foot Specialists of Birmingham today to schedule an appointment!