FAQ

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

The plantar fascia is a broad band of fibrous tissue that normally measuring 3mm-3.8 mm in thickness which runs along the bottom surface of the foot, from the heel to the toes. It is just below the skin and subcutaneous fat and helps to secure the long arch of the foot.

How soon can I return to work after Cryosurgery?

As soon as 48 hours in some cases but normally within 4-5 days.

Will I have to wear a pot on my leg or foot after treatment?

No, the treatment does not involve the cutting of tissue or bone within your foot and as such there is no need to immobilise the foot after treatment.

Will I need to use crutches after cryosurgery treatment?

No, crutches are not needed after cryosurgery treatment for plantar fasciitis.

How soon can I run after cryosurgery treatment?

Generally no sooner than six weeks following cryosurgery treatment, however if you are a professional athlete, in certain circumstances it is possible to return to running within two weeks.

Is cryosurgery painful?

A small percentage of patients experience mild discomfort whilst having local anaesthetic injection. This generally lasts only one to two seconds. Once the local anaesthetic has been administered there is no pain felt.

Is cryosurgery safe?

We are the leading centre in Europe offering Podiatric cryosurgery for Plantar Fasciitis and have performed more treatments than anywhere else outside of North America.

How long have you been performing cryosurgery and how many procedures have you performed?

We have been developing and refining the use of cryosurgery for nearly 7 years to treat both Morton’s neuroma and Plantar Fasciitis.  To date, we have performed around 2000 cryosurgery treatments.

If cryosurgery is not totally successful, can it be repeated?

Yes, such patients will often experience total relief after a second treatment.

If my treatment is fails, can I still have my plantar fasciitis treated surgically?

Yes. There is no reason why surgery cannot be performed if required.

I have had an unsuccessful operation for my plantar fasciitis. Can I still have cryosurgery?

Yes there is no reason why a previous operation on your plantar fascia would prevent cryosurgery.

Do medical insurance companies cover cryosurgery treatment costs?

Most of the major providers do cover some or all the treatment costs, however insurance policies can vary. We unfortunately do not accept BUPA or AXA PPP patients for cryosurgery.

Are you registered with any professional organisations?

Mr Weaver belongs to the Institute of Podiatrists, the largest Professional body of Podiatrists in private practice in the UK.