A Chilly Solution

Living with chronic pain can really affect the quality of one’s everyday life and even render them completely immobile. Your feet are a very important apart of you and who you are. They provide a means of transportation, keep you balanced, and can help you stay healthy as a whole. Without your feet, you are severely limited in your daily tasks. Those who suffer from chronic pain know exactly what that feels like.

People who live with neuroma or certain types of plantar fascia are more susceptible to chronic pain. This pain is centralized in their arch, which makes it very hard to move naturally. Living with chronic pain is very hard and many patients explore many different types of options to find relief from their chronic pain. They try antibiotics, orthotics, new shoes, and physical therapy. Sometimes these types of remedies help for a short while or can cure them completely. Other times, the patient is left with more pain than they are comfortable with. They often feel as if they are out of options and are at a loss.

Fortunately, due to advances in medical technology, there is another avenue for those who are suffering from chronic arch nerve pain. This procedure is called cryotherapy. Cryotherapy is a state of the art therapy for nerve pain relief. It helps patients who suffer from pain that comes from fibroma, neuroma, and some types of plantar fascia.

How Does It Work?

Cryotherapy is a procedure that freezes the nerve in the plantar arch of the foot. When the nerve is frozen, it stifles the pain signals that are being sent to it by the brain. This in turns reduces the amount of pain that is felt by the patient. In order to do the procedure, an ultrasound machine is used to guide the podiatrist to the nerve so that is not missed. The procedure is done under local anesthesia, typically in your local podiatry office. It can occur during a regular appointment. Most patients respond very well to the treatment. If on the off chance you do not respond as well as others, there is still the option of having a surgery to remove the nerve entirely.

If you are suffering from neuroma, fibroma, or any other form of chronic nerve pain in the arch, Achilles Foot and Ankle Surgery, PC located in Martins Ferry, Ohio and St. Clairsville, Ohio, as well as Wheeling West Virginia can help. There Dr. Bruce G. Blank and his highly trained team can decide whether or not cryotherapy is for you. Call 740-633-4188 or make an appointment online today.