Are you tired of dealing with pesky plantar warts? Unlike other types of warts, plantar warts are typically quite painful as the pressure from walking and standing forces them to grow into your skin. Like all warts, plantar warts are caused by the HPV virus. Underneath the skin, the wart can have finger-like roots that reach down and grow, making them very difficult to treat effectively from the surface.
The doctors here at Batavia Foot Care Center are excited to announce that we have a brand new and effective treatment for surface-based skin lesions, primarily warts!
What Is SWIFT?
SWIFT is a cutting-edge, FDA-cleared technology that has proven highly effective in removing plantar warts. It delivers low-dose microwave energy through a specialized probe that targets and effectively treats the underlying HPV virus by stimulating a natural immune response in the body. SWIFT addresses the root cause, not the symptom.
What To Expect
SWIFT protocol involves between 3 and 4 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart, aligning with the body’s natural immune cycle. Each treatment lasts 5-10 minutes. No home treatment is required between treatments, and patients can resume daily activities immediately post-treatment.
What Do I Need To Know About SWIFT?
The SWIFT technology treatment feels similar to the pain of a small scratch or injection, lasting only a few seconds before immediately subsiding. Some may experience some soreness after the treatment but not anything strong enough to impair normal day-to-day activities.
Come See Us Today
It’s important to visit a podiatrist if you suspect or feel you have a plantar wart and are seeking removal. The longer you wait to seek treatment, the more likely the wart will persist. Here are some common symptoms to look out for:
- You have the feeling of “painful pebbles” in your shoes.
- You have pain when you compress the sides of the wart.
- You see a circular, flat spot on the skin with a depressed area in the middle.
- They appear “yellowed” with a crust; small black dots can be an easy giveaway.
- The lesion on your foot is painful, bleeding, or has changed color.
- Treatments you have tried do not work, and the wart reoccurs or multiplies.
- Discomfort prevents you from doing regular activities.
- Poor sensation in your feet.
- You are unsure if the lesion is a wart.
You can count on Batavia Foot Care Center to care for your feet using a full range of therapies and treatment options. Our expert team, including board-certified podiatrists Dr. Dawn K. Dryden and Dr. Courtney M. Foote, serves patients of all ages in Batavia, New York, and is equipped to treat conditions like flatfeet, tendonitis, and heel spurs. We also offer custom orthotics for our patients. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment today. We are open Monday through Friday.