Swift Microwave Therapy For Plantar Wart

What Is Plantar Wart?

“Plantar” means “Of the sole” in Latin. Unlike other types of warts, plantar warts are typically quite painful as the pressure from walking and standing forces them to grow into your skin.

Plantar wart also known as verruca, is a small growth with rough texture on the bottom of your foot. The appearance of the plantar wart looks similar to cauliflower.


What Causes Plantar Warts?

Like all warts, Plantar warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) virus, specifically types 1, 2, 4, 7, 27, and 57. Underneath the skin, the wart can have finger-like roots that reach down and grow, making them very difficult to treat effectively from the surface.


Since warts are highly contagious (spreadable), you may have picked them up from any surface. Pools, showers, walking barefoot on wet surface and locker room floors are the biggest contributing factors. You can re-infect yourself or spread the virus by wearing same socks and shoes with the virus still in them.

Struggling With Plantar Wart? We Can Help!

How Do Doctors Diagnose Plantar Wart?

Unfortunately, a lot of people with plantar wart mistaken plantar wart as a regular callus. Many plantar wart are covered by a layer of callus making it look likes as a regular callus. Podiatrist may do debridement of the callus to differentiate it from plantar wart. They make a clinical diagnosis based on the patient history, a physical exam of loss of skin line, pinpoint black dots and pain on medial to lateral compression of the plantar wart.

How do I Know If I have Plantar Warts? Here are the following signs to look out for: 

  • You may get the feeling of “painful pebbles” in your shoes.
  • You may experience pain when you compress the sides of the wart.
  • You may see a circular flat spot on the skin with a depressed area in the middle.
  • They may appear “yellowed” with a crust; small black dots can be an easy give away.
  • The lesion on your foot is painful, bleeding, or has changed color.
  • Treatments you have tried do not work, and the wart reoccurs or multiplies.
  • Discomfort that prevents you from doing regular activities.
  • You are unsure if the lesion is a wart.
Wart on the foot

What Is The Treatment For Plantar Wart?

Since the plantar wart is viral infection, treating it can be difficult. A viral plantar wart can be resistant to many of the common available treatments. One treatment may work on some patient while other different treatment may work on different patient. Based on many studies that there are no treatment that is superior to another treatment and that is what makes the wart treatment challenging. Most people try over the counter topical medication or home remedy before visiting the foot doctor. 

We offer Swift Microwave Therapy for Stubborn Plantar Warts.

Swift is a cutting edge, FDA Cleared technology that has proven to be highly effective in the removal of plantar warts. It delivers low dose microwave energy through a specialized probe that targets and effectively treats the underlying HPV virus by stimulating a natural immune response in the body. We like to say that we’re addressing the root cause; not the symptom.

All major insurances including Medicare and Medicaid DO NOT COVER this breakthrough Swift Microwave Therapy.

If you would like to (a) get rid of your plantar warts and/or (b) explore Swift Treatment, please book a $79 Personalized consultation with us by calling on 516-806-2200. One of our specialists will be happy to help.