Anyone hear of/try Cyro Surgery?Posted by karen on 5/14/05 at 12:38 (175002)
My mom told me about this one. Supposedly the surgery involves cutting a small slit in the heel site and inserting a tube that deivers a gas that freezes the area and kills the nerves in that area thus releiving pain.
If there is no cure for faciitis, I guess this may be considered pain management. I wonder about the other effexts on tissue, and from what I've read, nerves in this area can regenerate.
Re: Anyone hear of/try Cyro Surgery?Tom on 5/14/05 at 12:59 (175003)
Just my opinion but I'd be wary of anything invasive like that - could result in permanent tissue damage (much like cortisone shots do long term). I'm no doc so take it as such.
Re: Anyone hear of/try Cyro Surgery?Dr. Z on 5/14/05 at 13:23 (175007)
There are doctors using this technique. Use the heelspurs.com search engine for more information .
Re: Anyone hear of/try Cyro Surgery?Karen on 5/14/05 at 18:25 (175034)
I hear that.