Plantar warts are common. They can also be extremely painful and affect your day-to-day life. Many kinds of treatments can help, from apple cider vinegar to cryotreatment. However, even good treatments may fail to eliminate them. Sometimes, plantar warts need something a little bit stronger.
That’s why Kelly L. Geoghan, DPM, and her team offer Swift® Microwave therapy, a great treatment option that can help kick those plantar warts to the curb. In this post, we discuss what plantar warts are and how Swift Microwave therapy works.
Plantar warts are growths that usually appear on the bottom of your feet. They are very common and are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV grows in warm, moist locations, and plantar warts typically develop from walking around barefoot in those types of environments, like locker rooms or swimming pools.
Symptoms of plantar warts can include:
Plantar warts grow upwards into the skin, which can lead to a lot of pain and discomfort when you put any weight on your feet.
Sometimes, plantar warts heal on their own. Other times, they don’t and require some type of treatment.
Swift is a new and innovative technology that uses microwave energy to treat your plantar warts. The pulses of microwaves used are low-dose and very carefully controlled.
The treatment creates heat, which damages the wart and jumpstarts your body’s healing process. Your immune system then eliminates the damaged tissue debris, as it should.
Swift Microwave therapy only takes a few minutes. There is no need for preparation beforehand and no downtime afterward. Depending on the size of your warts and how your body responds to the treatment, you may need several short rounds of therapy.
You should experience minimal pain during a Swift Microwave therapy session. Most people report just a quick burning sensation or a pinch like you would feel when getting a vaccination. Any pain should only last seconds, and you may experience pain relief right after the treatment is completed.
To learn more about how Swift Microwave therapy works or find out if you’d be a good candidate, call our office in Lutherville, Maryland at 410-753-4422 or use our online scheduling tool to book an appointment today.