When it comes to the health of your feet, there are two primary ways podiatrists use cryotherapy. One is for the treatment of warts and the other is for the treatment of neuromas.
Cryotherapy for Plantar Warts
Cryotherapy is a standard plantar wart treatment made of liquid nitrogen. The treatment freezes and kills the tissue to eliminate warts on the feet. Because the liquid is extremely cold, we sometimes use a numbing agent to keep patients more comfortable. The freezing application takes just a few minutes and is applied use a probe, cotton swab or spray.
In order to make sure warts are completely destroyed and incapable of spreading, we require every patient to come in for a follow-up appointment. Most of the time, cryotherapy by itself is enough to damage the warts completely. In cases of recurrence, we also offer laser wart removal treatments as well.
Cryotherapy for Neuromas
The concept of cryotherapy (cold therapy) for pain management has been around for thousands of years. You’ve probably already undergone some sort of cryotherapy in your life without knowing its technical term. Any sort of cold pain relief (gels, ice packs, etc.) is considered cryotherapy, but medical-grade cryotherapy is significantly stronger. In podiatry, medical cryotherapy as a surgical substitute is not as widespread or universally embraced as it is in other medical spheres.
Cryotherapy delivers a much-needed breakthrough to patients suffering from foot nerve lesions – a condition called Morton’s neuroma. Morton’s neuroma is a nerve disorder of the toes usually initiated by injury or excessive heel wear. Symptoms range from mild to severe, including pressure at the bottom of the foot, sharp pains, burning sensations or numbness. Cryotherapy is a minimally-invasive alternative to surgery that delivers supreme accuracy and negligible post-op recovery stages.
In addition to cryotherapy, we offer arch supports, foot pads and strength exercises to improve your Morton’s neuroma symptoms. In severe cases, we may advise surgery to remove the painful nerve causing discomfort, but only after all minimally-invasive approaches have been discussed and/or exhausted.
To schedule a cryotherapy appointment to treat plantar warts or Morton’s neuroma, please contact JAWS Podiatry at 954-922-7333.
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