Cryotherapy, although invasive, is very minimally so and employs a cold probe to seek out the damaged tissue and inactivate the nerves to that area. Your Heel Pain Relief Center will use several forms of cryotherapy to relieve his patients’ heel pain. Removal of heat and/or the use of low temperatures can decrease pain, inflammation, and spasms. The advanced CryoMax procedure utilizes ultrasound and neurostimulation to locate painful nerves for subsequent freezing cycles.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does this procedure work?
A high-power ultrasound and, in some cases, a neuro-stimluater, is used to locate painful nerves. A small probe is used to freeze the nerves to approximately -70 degrees Fahrenheit.
How long does this procedure take?
Pain relief usually occurs after one 15-minute treatment; however, a second treatment is sometimes required for optimal relief.
Is this procedure invasive?
This procedure is minimally invasive and requires the insertion of a small probe into the bottom of the foot. Local anesthetic is used, and an antibiotic treatment and dressing is applied to the puncture site. No sutures are necessary, and post-procedure discomfort is minimal.
Is hospitalization necessary?
What is a typical device used for this procedure?
The Cyrotech LLC CryoPac freezing device features the essential functions and capabilities needed to perform cryoanalgesia where automated systems and neuro-stimulation are not required.