Optima Foot and Ankle, a podiatry practice in Bend OR, is happy to announce that they have acquired a Saorsa Swift microwave therapy machine for plantar warts treatment. This is a revolutionary therapy machine for the treatment of skin conditions. It takes advantage of the unique characteristics of microwaves to rapidly increase the temperature of the affected tissue, which then activates the natural immune system to act on getting rid of the plantar warts. More about his podiatry clinic can be gleaned by checking out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/optimafootandankle.
Plantar warts are growths on the surface of the skin, usually on the soles of the feet, and are caused by the human papilloma virus. They are contagious and can be spread from one person to another and also to other parts of the body of the affected individual. Plantar warts can be quite painful and irritating, especially because they are located on the soles of the feet, which means they are painful when the patient walks, runs or whenever pressure is exerted on the warts.
Plantar warts have root-like growths under the skin, which make it difficult to treat them on the outside. The Saorsa Swift machine, which was developed in the UK and has been recently approved by the FDA for use in the US, employs a low dose of microwave energy that penetrates deep down into the tissue to reach the root-like growths. This quickly increases the temperature of the affected tissue, which stimulates the immune system.
The Swift machine has an applicator that is shaped like a pen, which makes it easy for the podiatrist to precisely direct the microwaves to the affected area. This means there is less chance of the microwaves inadvertently affecting healthy tissue. In addition, because warts are contagious, the Swift machine applicator has a disposable tip. It should also be pointed out that the machine has an in-built sensor that detects if the tip has not been replaced with a new one. It will prevent the Swift machine from being used until the tip of the applicator has been replaced with a new one.
The pain and discomfort during treatment with the Swift machine will be minimal and will only last for the few seconds that the microwave energy is acting on the affected tissue. Patients have reported that it felt like a minor scratch or an injection. It is also important to note that each treatment session will only be a few minutes long, compared to the typical one-hour session.
The Swift microwave therapy machine has been approved by the FDA, which means it is safe for the patient and the podiatrist. Furthermore, it only releases a low dosage of microwave energy and microwaves have already been in use in medicine for more than 30 years, especially in treating different kinds of cancer.
Optima Foot and Ankle is made up of expert podiatrists Laura Schweger, DPM and Evan M. Ross, DPM, and their team of professionals who are committed to offering high quality podiatric care to residents of Bend, Oregon, and throughout Descutes County. Drs. Schweger and Ross regularly diagnose and treat a wide range of typical food and ankle-related issues, such as ingrown toenails, plantar warts, corns and calluses, plantar fasciitis, sprains and strains, hammertoe and bunions. They also offer wound care of the feet and legs.
Dr. Schweger is board-certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and has hospital privileges at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon. Dr. Ross is board-certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and offers all types of podiatric foot and ankle care, with a focus on conservative care and patient education as the first lines of treatment.
Those who are interested in learning more about the Saorsa Swift machine approach for treating plantar warts and other podiatry services offered by Optima Foot and Ankle can go to their website at https://www.optimafootandankle.com/ or contact them through the telephone or via email. They are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Friday.
For more information about Optima Foot and Ankle, contact the company here:
Optima Foot and Ankle
Laura Schweger, DPM
1506 N.E. Williamson Blvd.,Bend OR 97701