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Cryosurgery for heel spurs?

Posted by Ellen D. on 10/01/02 at 11:07 (096597)

A friend told me that her doctor recommends cryosurgery for the treatment of heel spurs, but in all of my research, I haven't found anything to indicate that this is a viable treatment option. I have a very painful heel spur but wonder if cryosurgery is a viable option for me. How would it be used to treat a heel spur and do you recommend this option to your patients?

Thanks!

Re: Cryosurgery for heel spurs?

Ed Davis, DPM on 10/01/02 at 14:25 (096607)

Cryosurgery is not an option for heel spurs.
Ed

Re: Cryosurgery for heel spurs?

Joe S on 10/01/02 at 20:24 (096647)

Cryosurgery is what we do to freeze warts and such.

Re: Cryosurgery for heel spurs?

Ed Davis, DPM on 10/01/02 at 14:25 (096607)

Cryosurgery is not an option for heel spurs.
Ed

Re: Cryosurgery for heel spurs?

Joe S on 10/01/02 at 20:24 (096647)

Cryosurgery is what we do to freeze warts and such.