Get maximum foot and heel pain relief with the advanced CryoMax procedure using high power ultrasound guidance. Maximum relief is obtained with minimal discomfort and minimal down-time.
The procedure is minimally invasive and takes approximately 15 minutes to perform. Effective treatments are available for heel pain, Morton’s neuroma, plantar fasciitis neuropathy and many other painful foot conditions and masses. In a typical in-office procedure, Dr. Katz uses a high power ultrasound and in some cases a neuro-stimulator feature to locate the nerve and structures more easily. This is a more advanced method providing better results. Dr. Katz is one of the few Podiatrists that uses this specialized technique for maximum relief.
First, a local anesthetic is used so that the probe can be introduced without discomfort. A puncture just large enough for the probe to easily pass through is made through the skin. The probe is inserted through the puncture site to the nerve site. Following nerve location with the ultrasound and stimulator, the freeze cycles are then initiated. Upon completion of the freeze cycles, the probe is removed. An antibiotic ointment is placed over the puncture site followed by a sterile dressing. Sutures are not necessary due to the small size of the puncture. The dressing may be removed within 24 hours and a shower is then permitted. Postoperative discomfort is minimal. It is suggested that you decrease your normal level of activity over the first 48 hours.