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Microwave Therapy for Plantar Warts

Plantar warts cause tenderness and discomfort on the bottom of your feet, which limits your mobility. This malady can stop you in your tracks because it makes getting around painful. Most of the traditional treatment techniques, such as acid and laser treatments, are invasive.

A new procedure using microwave energy has proven to remove your plantar warts painlessly and effectively. Although it normally takes three or four treatments, the procedure has no side effects or after-care requirements. To schedule microwave therapy for your plantar warts, call Premier Podiatry in Clifton, NJ.

What Are Plantar Warts?

Swift Microwave Therapy for Plantar Warts in Clifton, NJ
Swift: Microwave Therapy for Plantar Warts

A plantar wart is a growth of skin that appears on the sole of your foot. While a plantar wart looks sort of like a callus or a corn, this type of wart is caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). About 79 million adults in the United States are infected with HPV, so it’s not uncommon. The virus itself is usually untreatable, but the plantar warts on your feet are treatable.

The pressure you place on your feet forces warts grow inward instead of outward. As a result, they form beneath a hardened layer of skin. Small, clotted blood vessels also characterize these foot growths, which appear on the surface of the skin as black pinpoints. Plantar warts may become tender and painful, affecting your mobility.

At Premier Podiatry in Clifton, New Jersey, top podiatrist Dr. Velimir Petkov and his team offer cutting-edge treatment for all foot pain, toe pain, heel pain and ankle pain. If your problem is plantar warts, your doctor may recommend microwave therapy for plantar warts before the more invasive treatments like surgery.

How Does Microwave Therapy for Plantar Warts Work?

Microwave therapy uses medical microwave technology to treat plantar warts. This represents the latest medical equipment in lesion treatment, and it was developed after discovery of immuno-stimulatory effects of microwave energy against HPV infection. The treatment consists of a series of steps, including:

  • The microwave energy is produced in a compact generator, so the procedure can be done right in Dr. Petkov’s office.
  • Your doctor directs the microwave energy on the affected area of the foot with a portable microwave device, which includes a microwaves generator and an applicator.
  • The microwave energy heats the cells in the target area on the sole of your foot to between 96 and 109 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The non-ablative heat — which attacks underlying skin cells without affecting the top layer — targets the root cause of the issue: the HPV virus.
  • The treatment session lasts only five to 10 minutes, after which you can walk out and resume all your normal activities with no limitations.
  • For effective treatment, you may need three or four sessions.

Microwave Therapy for Plantar Warts Removal

You may want to know how to treat plantar warts. Your podiatrist in this state-of-the-art facility helps you understand the new technology, answering your questions until you’re comfortable with proceeding with the microwave therapy. At Premier Podiatry, you receive personalized attention.

Why Do I Need Microwave Therapy to Treat Plantar Warts?

The microwave treatment is a shift from traditional plantar wart treatments, some of which were often painful and ineffective. The advantages of this innovative microwave treatment for stubborn foot growths include:

  • The treatment is swift and bloodless.
  • It’s safe because microwaves use non-ionizing radiation that can’t damage your DNA.
  • Your custom treatment is based on the size and extent of your plantar wart growth.
  • It’s a non-invasive treatment unlike the use of cryotherapy, laser wart removal and the chemicals in salicylic acid.
  • This is a pain-free wart treatment with only minor discomfort.
  • It’s the best solution to remove stubborn warts when other methods prove ineffective.
  • This foot treatment promotes the natural immune response in your body.

Microwave therapy for plantar warts is more effective than traditional wart removal. It’s pain-free, and you don’t have to worry about any troubling side effects. Your plantar warts gradually disappear with continued treatment.

What Should I Expect with Microwave Wart Treatment?

If you have stubborn plantar warts that affect your gait, it’s time to leverage this new medical technology. Each session of SWIFT® microwave therapy for plantar warts is a fast office visit. When you visit your podiatrist at Premier Podiatry, you can expect:

  • Swift five-to-10-minute treatments
  • Minimal discomfort, similar to a pinprick
  • Doesn’t break your skin
  • No bandages or special after-care
  • Return to your normal life immediately afterward
  • Three or four treatments, each about four weeks apart

If you notice plantar warts on your feet, seek an early diagnosis before the problem gets worse. The warts can affect the quality of your life. Contact the best podiatrist in Clifton, New Jersey. Dr. Velimir Petkov leads a team of the experienced team at Premier Podiatry that offers the most innovative foot and ankle treatments in the New York-New Jersey area.

Page Updated on Apr 21, 2021 by Velimir Petkov, DPM (Podiatrist) of Premier Podiatry

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