Acadiana Foot Centers, a podiatry practice in Lafayette, LA, has acquired a new Saorsa Swift microwave therapy machine for plantar warts treatment. Just like other kinds of warts, plantar warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), except that they are located inconveniently on the soles of the feet. This means pressure will be exerted on the warts most of the time, while standing, walking, running, and other similar activities. With just minimal pain and discomfort, the Saorsa Swift microwave machine provides a quick and convenient way to eliminate plantar warts. More about the practice can be gleaned by visiting their Facebook page at

Plantar warts are difficult to treat with the usual topical solutions because they have roots that go deep inside the tissue. The use of microwave energy offers a convenient solution that can reach down to the roots but no further. The Swift microwave therapy machine works through the application of microwave energy to the affected tissue that quickly elevates its temperature. The rapidly increased temperature stimulates the body’s immune response, which gets rid of the warts.

Safety is a key concern in the design of the Swift microwave machine. That is why it is equipped with an applicator that the podiatrist can comfortably hold to precisely direct the microwaves where they are needed while avoiding exposure of healthy tissue to the microwave energy. The applicator is shaped like a wand or pen and has a disposable tip that has to be replaced with a new one when the machine is to be used for a new treatment session. This microwave therapy machine also has a sensor that detects if the disposable tip has not been replaced in which case it will prevent the machine from operating. This alerts the clinician using the machine who will then replace the tip with a new one, thus preventing cross-contamination because warts are contagious.

For those who are worried about the health effects of microwaves, it is important to note that microwaves have been in use in medicine for over three decades for the treatment of certain types of cancer. In addition, the Swift machine uses small doses of microwaves and the FDA has approved the use of the machine in the United States. Nevertheless, the microwave therapy machine should be used with caution for some types of patients. These include those who: are wearing a pacemaker; have metal plates or pins in their feet; are pregnant or breastfeeding; are suffering from poor circulation; or are immune-suppressed. Furthermore, it should not be directed at the eyes or the testes.

The Swift microwave machine has a compact microwave generator with a simple user interface for easy treatment setup. It is then used to deliver a precise and highly regulated quantity of microwaves that will work in a pre-determined area and no deeper. Also, the microwaves are a type of non-ionizing radiation, which implies that they don’t cause damage to the cell DNA.

Meanwhile, only minor or moderate pain has been reported by some patients. The discomfort has been compared to a scratch or an injection. This pain is only felt for a short period of time while the treatment session is ongoing.

Acadiana Foot Centers is a podiatry practice that has been serving Lafayette and neighboring areas for over two decades. Dr. James Noriega, DPM, heads a team of highly trained and experienced physicians who are committed to helping patients with their problems regarding their feet or ankles, which may cause complications in the hips, knees, and back. They are ready to offer treatment for various conditions, such as ankle sprains and strains, athlete’s foot / burning feet, bursitis, club foot, congenital and acquired foot deformities, corns and callouses, fallen arches, flat foot, foot and ankle fractures, ganglion cysts, metatarsalgia, neuromas, foot orthotics and diabetic shoe prescriptions, sports injuries, tendonitis, toenail fungus, and foot and ankle arthritis.

Those who are looking for podiatry services can visit the Family Foot Centre website at or contact them on the telephone or through email.


For more information about Acadiana Foot Centers, contact the company here:

Acadiana Foot Centers
Dr. James Noriega DPM
(337) 981-4001
203 W Brentwood Blvd #2, Lafayette, LA 70506, United States


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