A Guide to the Swift Treatment for Plantar Warts

by | Jul 19, 2023

Plantar warts can be a bothersome and painful condition that affects the soles of the feet. If left untreated, they can cause discomfort and inconvenience in daily activities. However, traditional treatments can cause more pain and even fail to get rid of plantar warts completely.

If you are struggling with plantar warts and want a guaranteed swift and effective solution, then you should look no further than Midwest Podiatry Centers. We offer state-of-the-art treatment for getting rid of plantar warts for good called Swift therapy

This blog is to serve as a guide to plantar warts and the Swift therapy treatment option we use. We will explore what plantar warts are, their causes, the symptoms associated with them, and delve into the details of Swift therapy as an effective treatment option available in our offices.

What are Plantar Warts?

Plantar warts are noncancerous growths that develop on the soles of the feet, causing discomfort and inconvenience. Plantar warts typically appear as small, fleshy, grainy growths on weight-bearing areas of the foot. They can be accompanied by a callus, formed due to the pressure on the wart, and may even feature black pinpoints, known as “wart seeds.”

Foot with black plantar wart

What Causes Plantar Warts?

The primary cause of plantar warts is infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). This virus thrives in warm, moist environments, such as public swimming pools, locker rooms, and communal showers. When the skin on the bottom of the feet comes into contact with the virus, it can lead to the development of plantar warts, especially if you have any cuts or scrapes on the bottom of your feet.

Symptoms of Plantar Warts

Plantar warts often exhibit several characteristic symptoms that can help in their identification. Some common symptoms include:

  • Small, fleshy, grainy growth on the bottom of your foot: Plantar warts are typically round or oval-shaped and may have a rough, textured surface.
  • Callus over a well-defined spot where the wart has grown inward: Due to the pressure applied to the wart, the skin can thicken and form a callus around the affected area.
  • Black pinpoints in the growth: These are caused by clotted blood vessels and are often referred to as “wart seeds.”
  • The presence of a lesion that disrupts the lines and ridges of the foot: Plantar warts can disrupt the natural lines and ridges of the skin, leading to an irregular appearance.
  • Pain or tenderness when walking or standing: Due to their location on weight-bearing areas of the foot, plantar warts can cause discomfort or pain, especially when pressure is applied.
Swift Treatment

What is the Swift Therapy Treatment?

At Midwest Podiatry Centers, we offer Swift therapy as an innovative and effective treatment option for plantar warts. Swift therapy utilizes microwave technology to target and eliminate the human papillomavirus (HPV) responsible for warts. This treatment is known for its quick, convenient, and well-tolerated nature.

One of the significant advantages of Swift therapy is its minimal discomfort. Patients may experience a mild sensation of heat during the treatment, but it is generally well-tolerated and significantly less painful compared to other treatment methods.

Typically, three to four sessions of Swift therapy are required to effectively treat plantar warts, depending on the severity of the condition. Each session lasts only a few seconds, making it a quick and efficient treatment option. After the therapy, patients may notice changes in the appearance of the warts within a few days.

Another remarkable aspect of Swift therapy is that patients can resume their normal activities immediately after treatment. Unlike some other treatment options that require post-treatment restrictions or downtime, Swift therapy allows patients to carry on with their daily routines without interruption.

Why Choose Midwest Podiatry Centers for Swift Therapy?

Midwest Podiatry Centers stands out as a premier destination for Swift therapy and comprehensive foot care. When you choose us, you benefit from:

  • Expert care: Our experienced podiatrists specialize in foot and ankle health, providing you with the highest quality care and personalized treatment plans.
  • Cutting-edge technology: We stay at the forefront of advancements in podiatric care, ensuring that you receive the most advanced and effective treatments available, such as Swift therapy.
  • Higher success rate: Swift therapy has shown a remarkable success rate in treating plantar warts, with reported success rates of up to 85%. This makes it an excellent choice for patients looking to eliminate their warts and experience long-term relief.
  • Reduced likelihood of recurrence: One significant benefit of Swift therapy is the reduced likelihood of plantar warts recurring. By effectively targeting the underlying virus, the treatment aims to eliminate the infection, decreasing the chances of warts returning.
  • A quicker, less painful, and easier treatment: Swift therapy not only is an easier and quicker treatment than traditional options, but there is less pain compared to using acid, cryotherapy, or surgery.

Contact Midwest Podiatry Centers Today

If you are seeking fast and effective treatment for your plantar warts, consider Midwest Podiatry Centers. With our experienced podiatrists, cutting-edge technology, and innovative Swift therapy, we provide an excellent option for eliminating plantar warts and relieving associated symptoms.

Contact our team today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards reclaiming healthy, wart-free feet. Call our offices at (612) 788-8778 or fill out our online contact form and one of our staff will contact you as soon as possible. Let us help you get rid of your plantar warts for good.