Florence Alabama Podiatrist Employs New Saorsa Swift Wart Removal Machine for Plantar Warts Treatment
August 28, 2023 at 16:38
Florence Foot Center, a podiatry clinic based in Florence, AL, provides plantar warts treatment with their new Saorsa Swift microwave therapy machine. The Swift machine offers a convenient and fast way of eliminating plantar warts, which can be quite painful and inconvenient because they are located on the soles of the feet. Their location puts them in an area where pressure is often exerted on them, resulting in pain and discomfort. The Swift machine employs microwaves to elevate the tissue temperature rapidly, which in turn activates the natural immune response, which is the one that gets rid of the warts. More about the practice and the treatment they offer can be obtained by visiting their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100041167525861.
The Swift treatment protocol requires only three to four treatment sessions that are spaced four weeks apart to make sure they are aligned with the natural immune cycle of the body. Each treatment session will only last for 5 to 10 minutes. With the Swift treatment, there is minimal debridement, and there is no break on the skin, which implies that no bandages or dressings have to be used, and the patient can return home and immediately return to whatever they have been doing.
The Swift machine has a compact microwave generator that provides the microwave energy that will be delivered to the affected tissue. It is provided with an applicator that is shaped like a wand or pen that allows the podiatrist to easily direct the microwaves at the warts while avoiding healthy tissue.
The Swift microwave therapy has been designed to ensure safety. Because the warts are caused by the human papillomavirus and are very contagious, the applicator has a disposable tip, which has to be replaced for each new treatment session. This is to avoid cross-contamination. The machine also has a sensor that detects if the disposable tip has not been replaced, in which case it will not allow the machine to operate until a new tip has been provided.
It is also important to note that the Swift machine has been cleared by the FDA for use in the US. In addition, microwaves have already been in use in medicine, particularly for the treatment of certain types of cancer. Nevertheless, some patients need to reveal their condition to the physician before undergoing treatment. These include those who: are pregnant or breastfeeding; have metal plates or pins in their feet; are immune-suppressed; are suffering from poor circulation; or are wearing a pacemaker.
Microwaves are a kind of non-ionizing radiation, which means they don’t cause any damage to DNA. With regards to pain during the treatment session, patients have reported minimal pain that is experienced only when the microwaves are active and will cease once the microwave energy is turned off. There is also minimal pain after the procedure, which means the patient can immediately return to regular activities after the session.
Florence Foot Center is a podiatry practice with a new state of the art facility in Florence, AL, that can accommodate more patients and allow the provision of high quality care and ensure minimal waiting time. The facility offers a lot of parking space and has a huge waiting area. Some of the foot and ankle conditions they treat are: ingrown toenails, heel pain, corns & calluses, diabetic foot care, limb salvage, bunions & hammertoes, skin & nail conditions, fractures & sprains, orthosis fabrication, circulation problems, sports medicine, and specialty surgeries. Dr. Michael Thomas Hames, who heads the practice, earned his doctorate degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He finished his three year surgical residency at Forum Health Western Reserve Care System in Youngstown, OH. Dr. Hames is board certified by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is also a certified wound care specialist.
Those who are interested in the podiatry services offered by Florence Foot Center can check out their website at https://www.florencefootcenter.com/ or contact them through the telephone or by email.
For more information about Florence Foot Center, contact the company here:
Florence Foot Center
Dr. Michael Thomas Hames
2577 Mall Road, Suite A, Florence AL 35630, United States