Step Forward Foot and Ankle, a podiatry practice in Hesperia, CA, is pleased to announce that they have recently purchased a Saorsa Swift microwave therapy machine that can be used for treating plantar warts with a low dosage of microwave energy. The Swift machine is a game changer when it comes to treatment of skin conditions, such as warts. It targets the root cause of the condition using microwaves produced by a compact generator inside the machine. It is one of the first energy-based systems that have become really portable with a weight of just 10 lbs or 4.5 kg. The microwaves can be directed by the podiatrist to the affected area using an applicator that has been equipped with a sensor that ensures an unused tip is always used to prevent cross-contamination. More about the Swift machine and the various podiatry services offered by Step Forward Foot and Ankle can be gleaned by visiting their Facebook page at

Plantar warts are typically found on the soles of the feet, particularly in children. This is because the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes warts, is often found in warm and moist places, such as locker rooms and around swimming pools. It is transmitted through direct contact, particularly when a person has a wound or opening on the skin. Plantar warts are often found on the soles of the feet and anywhere on the foot. These are often painful because pressure is exerted on the warts while the person is walking, running, standing, or engaged in various activities. And they are often difficult to treat with topical medication because they tend to have deep roots.

Another important feature of the Saorsa Swift machine is that the treatment will not cause a break on the skin, which means there would be no need for bandages and dressings. And the depth that is reached by the microwaves can be readily adjusted so as to accurately target the wart while leaving the surrounding tissues unaffected. Microwaves have long been used in medical applications and the Swift machine is considered to be a safe treatment because it only uses a small dose of microwave energy that is precisely directed on the affected tissue. However, some caution must be exercised for certain patients, such as: patients suffering from conditions that affect the capability of the body to heal; those who have metal plates or pins in their feet; those who are immune-suppressed; patients suffering from poor circulation; and those who are wearing a pacemaker; and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Founded in 2000, Step Forward Foot and Ankle takes pride in offering a comfortable office environment for patients. Their main office is conveniently found in Hesperia, CA, and accepts various health plans, including HMOs and PPOs. This podiatry office is headed by two licensed podiatrists: Peter Awad, DPM FACFAS, and Nicholas Crismali, DPM FACFAS. Dr. Awad is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine and the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He graduated from The New York College of Podiatric Medicine, where he also earned his Doctorate in 2012. He completed his three-year surgical residency at the DVA-NJ Healthcare System, where he was chief resident. Meanwhile, Dr. Crismali has over 20 years of experience in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions. He is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and he graduated from the William Scholl School of Podiatric Medicine. He served part of his surgical internship in Italy and then returned to the US to complete his residency at the Lutheran Hospital of Maryland. Later on, he completed a fellowship at the University of Maryland Hospital before starting his own practice in 1990.

Those who are interested in learning more about the plants warts treatment and other services offered at Step Forward Foot and Ankle, can visit their website at or contact them through the telephone or via email. They are open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Thursday; and from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm on Fridays.


For more information about Crismali Foot & Ankle, contact the company here:

Crismali Foot & Ankle
Dr. Peter Y. Awad
(848) 228-9745
18151 Bear Valley Rd., Hesperia CA 92345, USA


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