Cold and Numb

A lot of foot and ankle disorders can cause their hosts chronic pain and suffering. Those who live with chronic pain know that no matter what they do, the pain always lingers. This chronic pain gets in the way of their enjoyment of everyday activities such as walking, traveling, or even playing a game with their family or friends. It can be debilitating, especially when present in the feet and the ankles.

People who live with certain types of plantar fasciitis or neuromas are more likely to suffer from chronic pain. This pain is centralized in their arch, which makes it very hard to walk, stretch, or move. Living with chronic pain is very hard and many patients try antibiotics, orthotics, new shoes, and physical therapy  to escape or alleviate the pain. Sometimes these types of remedies help for a short while or can cure them completely. Other times, the patient is left with the same chronic pain.

Advances in technology, specifically in the medical field, have provided another avenue for those who are suffering from chronic nerve pain in the arch of their foot. This procedure is called cryotherapy. It helps patients who suffer from pain that comes from fibroma, neuroma, and some types of plantar fasciitis.

How Does It Work?

Cryotherapy is a procedure that freezes the nerves in the arch of the foot. When a nerve is frozen, it so that the pain signals that are supposed to be sent to the brain are blocked. This allows for a reduction in the amount of pain that is felt by the patient. During the procedure, an ultrasound machine is used to guide the podiatrist to the nerve. The procedure is done under local anesthesia, during a regular appointment. Most patients respond very well to the treatment. In the off chance you do not respond as well as others, there is still the option of having surgery to remove the nerve entirely from the foot.

If you are suffering from chronic pain due to neuromas or plantar fasciitis, you need to contact a podiatrist for relief right away. Syracuse Podiatry, located in Fayetteville, New York, can help. Podiatrist Dr. Ryan L. D’Amico and his highly trained team can help decide whether or not cryotherapy is right for you. Call 315-446-3668 or make an appointment online today. Don’t let nerve pain rule your life.

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