Say Goodbye To Stubborn Warts. Say Hello to Swift
We at Rappahannock Foot & Ankle Specialists are very
excited to announce that we have a brand new and effective
treatment for surface based skin lesions, primarily
What are Plantar Warts?
So, you may have heard of warts before, but have you ever heard of plantar warts? “Plantar” means “Of the sole” in Latin. They're basically warts that show up on the soles of your feet, and they're caused by a virus. Like all warts, Plantar warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). They can be a little bit annoying (okay, a lot annoying) because they can feel like a little pebble in your shoe or just be downright painful as the pressure from walking and standing forces them to grow into your skin. 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. But don't worry, they're usually harmless and can be treated.
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.
The Swift treatment, which our office is proud to offer, utilizes microwave energy to stimulate the immune system to fight the virus that causes warts. This therapy has been shown to be effective and typically requires only three sessions spaced one month apart. The Swift treatment saves patients the frustration associated with other treatment options and is non-invasive, quick, and virtually painless.
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 only 5-10 minutes and is what we call a “sock off -
sock on” treatment. Unlike other wart treatments, Swift leaves no
breaking of skin, no scars or bandages, and patients can resume
their daily activities immediately after the procedure. Even
long-standing, stubborn warts can be treated successfully with
Swift. If you are interested in learning more about this
innovative treatment, please contact our office at (540) 371-2724.
We believe that Swift is the best treatment for treating plantar
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
Does it 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 2 second dose of energy. The pain immediately subsides following cessation of energy delivery and there is very limited post procedural pain, in fact some report an immediate reduction in pain levels. All patients are about to continue on with day-to-day activities immediately following treatment.
When Should You Come See Us?
It’s important to visit a podiatrist 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.
- They may appear “yellowed” with a crust; small black dots can be an easy give away.
- 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 that prevents you from doing regular activities.
- Poor sensation in your feet.
- You are unsure if the lesion is a wart.
What To Do Next?
Swift is a reliable and effective method for treating stubborn warts. It is both safe, quick, and non invasive. Start going barefoot and wearing open-toe shoes again this summer. Contact Rappahannock Foot & Ankle Specialists for more details and get on our schedule to be free from warts!
Call us today at (540) 371-2724. One of our specialists will be happy to help.
Areas We Service:
Rappahannock Foot & Ankle Specialists is conveniently located in
Central Virginia making us easily accessible to the locations
listed below and their surrounding areas.
- Fredericksburg, VA
- Spotsylvania, VA
- Stafford, VA
- King George, VA
- Dahlgren, VA
- Colonial Beach, VA
- Locust Grove, VA
- Louisa, VA