Ludlow MA Podiatrist Now Uses Saorsa Swift Wart Removal Machine for Plantar Warts Treatment

Published May 1, 2023

Hampden Podiatry Associates, a podiatry clinic based in Ludlow, MA, is pleased to announce that they are now using a Saorsa Swift microwave therapy machine for getting rid of plantar warts. They are proud to point out that the Swift machine is a game changer with regards to the treatment of skin conditions. By taking advantage of the unique characteristics of microwave energy, the Swift microwave machine will quickly elevate the temperature of the affected tissue to target the root cause and allow the natural immune system to do its work in getting rid of the warts.

Dr. William A. Axton, a podiatrist at Hampden Podiatry Associates, says, “Plantar warts are caused by certain strains of the human papillomavirus and are usually located on the soles of the foot. This is unfortunate because common activities, such as walking and running, cause pressure to be exerted on the warts, pushing them further inside the skin. The plantar warts develop finger-like roots that go deep into the tissue, which makes these warts very difficult to treat with the usual externally applied solutions. With the Swift machine, the microwaves are targeted precisely towards the affected tissue and can penetrate down to the roots of the warts. This elevates the temperature of the affected tissue rapidly, and the immune system is activated to get rid of the warts.”

The Saorsa Swift microwave therapy machine has been approved by the FDA, which means there should be no safety concerns about it. In addition, microwaves have been shown to be a non-ionizing type of radiation, which means they can’t cause damage to the DNA in the cells. Furthermore, microwaves have already been used in various clinical applications for more than 30 years, such as the treatment of certain types of cancer and they have already been in used in different countries all over the globe.

There should be no concern about affecting nearby healthy tissue because the Swift machine has been designed in such a way that the microwaves will only travel in straight lines and not have any lateral spread, which is not the case with cryotherapy. This ensures that only the target area will be exposed to the microwaves. It has also been observed that the procedure doesn’t cause any scarring and neither will it cause any cut or injury to the skin, which means there will no bandages or dressings on the treated area. Patients can simply get to back to whatever they have been doing before the treatment. There will be minimal pain or discomfort, which may only occur during the short-time that the microwaves are elevating the temperature of the target area, which is typically around two seconds. The discomfort or pain will immediately stop once the application of the low dose microwaves has been stopped.

The Swift machine has an applicator that is shaped like a pen that the podiatrist can use to accurately focus on the affected area. And this applicator has a disposable tip that is to be used only once. The Swift machine has an in-built sensor that detects if the tip has not been replaced with a new one and it will not operate until the tip has been replaced. This is to avoid the risk of cross-contamination.

Hampden Podiatry Associates is a podiatry practice serving Ludlow, MA, and the neighboring communities. Dr. William A. Axton, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., serves as the podiatrist with expertise in orthopedics, sports medicine, radiography, surgery, and dermatology. Some conditions that they can treat are bunions, calluses, ankle injuries, running injuries, toe deformities, and neuromas. Podiatrists are typically the first health professionals to diagnose vascular problems that have been previously undiagnosed. They can also contribute significantly to arthritic foot care, wound healing, and a lot to diabetic foot care.

Those who would like to know more about the Saorsa Swift microwave machine for plantar warts treatment and the other podiatry services available at Hampden Podiatry Associates can check out their website at or contact them on the telephone or through email.


For more information about Hampden Podiatry Associates, contact the company here:

Hampden Podiatry Associates
Dr. William A. Axton
(413) 589-7287
77 Winsor Street, Suite 204, Ludlow MA 1056

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