Treating the Root Cause to Heal Your Condition
Are you tired of dealing with pesky warts? Our team at Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists is excited to offer Swift microwave therapy for wart removal in Wauwatosa, WI. Swift is a brand new and effective treatment for surface-based skin lesions, primarily warts.
Plantar Warts – A Common & Stubborn Viral Infection
Plantar warts are small lesions that usually appear on the heels or other weight-bearing areas of your feet. Plantar warts are caused by a virus (HPV). The virus enters your body through tiny cuts, breaks, or other weak spots on the bottom of your feet.
Although plantar warts aren’t a serious health concern, in some cases they can become painful and, if ignored, can tend to spread and multiply on the feet. Signs and symptoms of plantar warts include a small, fleshy, rough, lesion on the bottom of your foot, usually the base of the toes and forefoot or the heel. You may see pinpoint dots in the lesion on close examination and can cause pain when pinched from side to side.
What Is Swift?
Swift is a cutting-edge, FDA-cleared technology that has proven to be highly effective in the removal of 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. We like to say that we’re addressing the root cause, not the symptom.
What to Expect
Swift protocol involves between three and four treatments, spaced four weeks apart; aligning with the body’s natural immune cycle. Each treatment lasts only five to 10 minutes and is what we call a “sock off – sock on” treatment. This means there is limited debridement, no breaking of the skin, and no bandages. No home treatment is required between treatments and patients are able to resume daily activities immediately post-treatment.
How Effective Is Swift?
Due to Swift harnessing the power of the patient’s immune system to target the root cause of the wart (HPV), efficacy is significantly higher compared to other treatment methods. Contact our office to learn more about the effectiveness of Swift.
Does Swift Hurt?
While pain is variable and patient/lesion-specific, most patients typically feel some level of discomfort as infected tissue temperatures are rapidly elevated over a two-second dose of energy. The pain immediately subsides following cessation of energy delivery and there is limited post-procedural pain. In fact, some report an immediate reduction in pain levels. All patients are able to continue with day-to-day activities immediately following treatment.
When You Should Come to See Us
It’s important to contact us if you suspect or feel that you have a plantar wart and are seeking removal. The longer you wait to seek treatment, the more likely the wart is to persist. Here are some common symptoms to look out for:
- You may get the feeling of “painful pebbles” in your shoes
- You may experience pain when you compress the sides of the wart
- You may see a circular flat spot on the skin with a depressed area in the middle
- The lesion may 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 & the wart reoccurs or multiplies
- Discomfort that prevents you from doing regular activities
- Poor sensation in your feet
- You are unsure if the lesion is a wart
Learn More About Wart Removal in Wauwatosa, WI
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (414) 257-0676. You may also use our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Complete Examination
- Discover Your Options
- Custom Treatment Plan
- BONUS: Receive a Copy of Dr. Milkie’s Book, The Plantar Fasciitis Solution
During your appointment, we will take the time to thoroughly assess your condition and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to helping you live a pain-free life!