Do you suffer from a painful neuroma in your foot? Are you struggling with limited mobility due to the discomfort it causes? If so, you may be a candidate for neurolysis, a minimally invasive procedure that can help alleviate the symptoms of neuromas.
Neurolysis involves the injection of ethanol mixed with a local anesthetic directly into the affected nerve. The nerve tissue readily absorbs the ethanol, which becomes toxic to the pain-causing nerve after repeated exposure. This effectively destroys the nerve, providing relief from the painful symptoms associated with neuromas.
This therapeutic procedure has a success rate of more than 60 percent and can often be performed in an outpatient setting. Unlike surgical options, neurolysis does not require extensive recovery time or extensive scarring. It is a more conservative solution that aims to provide relief while preserving nerve function.
It is important to note that neurolysis is not widely accepted by insurance companies, as it is still considered a novel treatment modality. However, for those suffering from painful neuromas, it can be a valuable tool in managing their condition.
If you think you may be a candidate for neurolysis, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional. Dr Gilbert Huang DPM has extensive experience in treating neuromas and can help determine if neurolysis is right for you. Don’t let painful neuromas hold you back any longer – explore your treatment options and get back on your feet today.