Cryosurgery or cryoanalgesia is a form of treatment for relief of painful foot and ankle conditions.
All pain, regardless of the condition, is related to the nerves of the foot and ankle. This includes a neuroma, heel pain, neuropathy, injuries etc. While cryosurgery has been actively used by many specialties for about 30 years, it is gaining popularity due to its success in relieving pain and the patient’s rapid return to normal activities. In addition, the procedure is minimally invasive and can be performed in an office setting. Cryosurgery is typically used for those patients that have not had relief from pain associated with neuropathy, neuroma or heel problems. The procedure is also successful for pain associated with an injury, arthritis and for most other foot and ankle pain not relieved by conservative therapy.