Podiatrist in Fort Washington PA Gets Rid of Plantar Warts with Swift Wart Treatment Machine
Comprehensive Foot Care Associates, P.C., a podiatric practice in Fort Washington, PA, is pleased to announce that they have acquired a Swift microwave therapy machine that they are using for the treatment of warts on the foot. Ronald J. Small, DPM, the podiatrist at this clinic, wants to point out that the Swift microwave therapy machine works by releasing a small dose of microwave energy that is directed at the affected area. People with plantar warts are likely to want them removed because these are warts found on the soles of the feet and can be very painful, particularly when walking or when pressure is exerted on the warts.
The Swift microwave wart treatment approach for plantar warts will only need three to four treatment sessions and the sessions are spaced four weeks apart to make sure that they are in sync with the natural immune cycle of the body. This is because the treatment depends on stimulating the immune response of the body to attack the warts. Each treatment session will just take five to ten minutes. The treatment will not require any bandages, anesthetic, or dressings. However, some patients may want to use a topical anesthetic about 45 minutes before the sessions as a way to minimize the pain. Pain may be felt briefly during the treatment during that time when the temperature of the affected tissue is elevated rapidly by the low dose of microwave energy.
The low microwave energy dosage and the fact that it is targeted only on the affected area imply that the Swift therapy machine is safe for most patients. Nevertheless, it is recommended that patients who have certain conditions should consult with a podiatrist before the treatment: those who are pregnant or breastfeeding; those who are immuno-suppressed; those who have a pacemaker; those who have metal plates or pins in their feet; those who have conditions that affect the capability of the body to heal; and those who suffer from poor circulation.
The Swift machine has been observed to be very effective in getting rid of plantar warts. This machine has a specialized probe that is used to accurately focus the low dose microwave energy on the area that is affected by the HPV virus. And as a safety mechanism to prevent cross-contamination, the probe or applicator has a built-in sensor that is able to detect if the tip of the applicator has already been used. This will inactivate the Swift machine until a new and unused tip is attached to the applicator.
Most patients will start to notice improvements after just a few days as the body’s immune response begins to take action. As the wart regresses, its thickness and diameter will be reduced. Most people will require more than one round of Swift therapy to ensure that the wart is totally resolved. The average person will require three rounds of therapy to ensure that the plantar warts will not return. More sessions may be needed, based on the person’s age and immune response.
Ronald J. Small, DPM, is one of the leading practitioners of general podiatry in Greater Philadelphia. Comprehensive Foot Care Associates has two suburban Philadelphia locations: Abington and Fort Washington. Dr. Small and his highly trained staff are committed to maintaining the quality of life of each patient. They offer a comprehensive range of podiatric services, and offer standard modalities such as digital X-rays and innovative medical technology such as the MLS Laser. They are equipped to treat any patient troubled by his or her feet, from more common ailments such as warts, corns, ingrown nails, and calluses to more complex conditions such as tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and diabetic neuropathy.
People who are interested in getting more information about the podiatric services offered, such as the plantar wart treatment using the Swift therapy machine, can visit the Comprehensive Foot Care Associates, P.C. website at https://www.compfootcarepa.com/, or contact them via telephone or email. At their Fort Washington office, they are open from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm on Tuesdays; from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays; and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursdays.
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Comprehensive Foot Care Associates, P.C.
Ronald Small, DPM
1377 Old York Rd, Abington PA, United States
1244 Fort Washington Ave m, Fort Washington, PA 19034