Just thought I would let you know that apart from a little throbbing on Friday evening I have been free of any problems what so ever and the wound seems to be completely healed. I would like to say a big thank you to you Robin and to your lovely staff for being so professional but also friendly and helping me to feel at ease. A lovely balance!
Dear Robin, Ellie & Georgia
Many thanks for yesterday. The three of you could not have done more to make an extremely stressful experience any easier. What a team! I am faithfully following all the instructions, Ian is waiting on me hand and feet. I still have no pain in my right foot and the ongoing pain in my untreated foot acts as a reference. Thanks again and we will be in touch with future progress.
Approximately five years ago I had surgery for a Mortonís Neuroma. However after four years the problem reoccurred. I did not want to go back to an orthopaedic surgeon as I did not want to have to endure another general anaesthetic and the inconvenience of being off work etc. and there was no guarantee that he could perform the procedure again successfully. After reading about Cryosurgery for the treatment of Mortonís Neuroma I made an appointment to see Mr. Weaver who informed me that I now had something called a stump Neuroma, which, although could be treated with Cryosurgery, he could not guarantee would be 100% successful, as once the Neuroma has been operated on it is difficult to treat. However, I decided to go along with the Cryosurgery procedure thinking that even a 50% improvement would be better than nothing, as the pain was quite intense. Almost one year on the Stump Neuroma has completely gone and I no longer have any pain associated with the Stump Neuroma and the procedure has been completely successful. I would therefore recommend to anyone who is thinking of having Cryosurgery for this condition to go ahead as I can now do all the things I enjoyed, i.e. walking the dog, golfing and shopping without any discomfort...
Lesley Coats Feb 2013
Dear Mr. Weaver,
I thought it was about time I gave you a progress report on the condition of my foot after the cryogenic therapy to treat my Morton's Neuroma.
I'm delighted to inform you that there has been absolutely no pain or real discomfort, either after the treatment or since. Apart from the odd twinge and my toe feeling a little like a twig at times the whole experience has been trouble free.
Due to our rather damp climate my foot really hasn't had too much of a test, however every day tasks like walking and shopping are now a pleasure rather than a chore to be endured.
Thank you so much for putting the spring back into my step.
I am writing to update you on how my recovery from cryosurgery treatment has been going. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and best wishes for a brilliant new year.
I am absolutely amazed at how well things have gone. It is like getting my life back and having full mobility again. I can drive the car without having to stop because the pain in my foot was so bad.
I can go shopping without having to stop and remove my shoe. It is amazing. I have had no pain now for weeks. Occasionally I get a bit of nerve pain into my toe it feels like the nerve rebooting.
I cannot express how grateful I am that you were able to sort out my neuroma. I have come across so many people recently who have this problem. Some of them have gone down the surgical route, with so many problems. I am thankful that I was able to afford the cost of this miraculous procedure.
I tell lots of people about your clinic and how my life has changed....
I am writing to update you on the success of the cryosurgery procedure undertaken for my Morton's Neuroma in January. It will be 16 weeks on Monday since I attended your clinic and though I was advised I might expect a recovery period of 12 weeks I have left it until now as it is only these past two weeks or so I feel confident that I have indeed reached a level I was told I could expect.
During the 16 weeks I have indeed experienced all of the symptoms I was told to expect, from some numbness at the start to a period at about 10 weeks where I thought the Neuroma was to become a permanent source of irritation and pain as it was as tender as ever. However I am now pleased to report that in the last four to five weeks that tenderness and pain has reduced to insignificance, I have been able to resume wearing shoes that are not particularly thick soled if I wish and I have resumed my cycling without fear of pain during or afterwards.
There are brief moments where I might be aware that the fourth toe feels a little numb, and also when I think I feel that there is still some thickened tissue in the area of the Neuroma or indeed that it might still be there but this may be due to my oversensitivity. I am able not to give it any thought now and would judge my recovery better than 95%.
I have only ever taken pain killers on rare occasions since the procedure but started to become concerned at the ten week point when the tenderness of the Neuroma was at it's worst. I held fast to the hope that this was possibly only the nerve sleeve re-generating or something like and it has indeed proved to be just part of the healing it would seem.
In conclusion I would say that perhaps slightly longer in recovery than I had thought but it has been worth the journey in terms of time, distance to your clinic and the money paid. Your cryosurgery procedure was highly professional from start to finish by yourself and your assistant, the preparation thorough and the surroundings and communication welcoming and pleasant.
I will be reporting to my GP on the success when I next attend his surgery and have already recommended it to any who ask as does my friend who drove me home from Sheffield and is of course aware of my progress. It is my belief that this procedure must be more cost effective than surgery to any business or employee, certainly less traumatic and as effective, if not more so to the patient of whom I am sure there are many hundreds who still need to be aware this cryosurgery is available.
May I thank you and your staff for their care and attention and wish you every success for the future....
I have waited a long time to write this letter. I had a second cryosurgery carried out by you on Friday 1st July 2011. As you told me at the time, the second treatment would leave me with some pain for up to 16 weeks. As it was my second attempt (and, to be honest, I started jogging too early after the first attempt) I waited the full 16 weeks before I started running again.
At first in early November I could run a few kilometres before the pain started again, but it was a very different pain. There was almost no burning, as before, but more of a severe bruise pain. I assume this was the scar tissue healing and was motivated by the difference.
The improvement was very very slow. By the end of November I could run about 5K (3 miles) pain free, but my foot soon began to hurt if I went further. By Christmas this threshold was about 5 miles, but still the same pain if I went any further. The slow improvement continued through January and February although I was still extremely sceptical and sometimes felt as though it would never really heal as the improvement was not linear.
By March it was becoming only painful after 10 miles and I decided to try to run the Coniston 14K. This is a race that I do every year (this year was my 15th time) and I had to miss it last year as it was too soon after my first cryosurgery. On 31st March I ran the race successfully and although my foot began to hurt a bit over the last two miles, it was fine within two hours afterwards and I was hiking in the hills that same day and the following two days without any problems.
I now consider myself recovered. It was a long haul but I am extremely grateful to you and the cryosurgery method. For someone like me, where running and hiking is an integral part of my life, I can really say that the cryosurgery has changed my life.
Your service was always professional and your conscientious dedication to succeed in removing my neuroma was transparent. As a small thank you I enclose my medal for the Coniston 14K run which I have dedicated to you and your assistant.
All the best - Jim B. (France)
PS - please feel free to add my letter (or part of it, if you wish) to your testimonials.
I just wanted to update you on my foot now that we are three months down the line. Quite simply it is fantastic. I honestly didn't believe it would be this good. I am almost pain free now - with only an occasional twinge in the nerve if I catch it at a funny angle, ie if I walk awkwardly on an uneven surface, and a slight numbness in my fourth toe.
In all other respects I am completely recovered and enjoying rediscovering all my shoes that have been off limits for three years, that I can now wear again without pain. Last week I wore heels for the first time and felt absolutely great. I would never have been able to do that three months ago! What can I say - a brilliant result!
I am so glad I did not go down the conventional surgery route and that I came to you instead. It was worth EVERY penny and I am just annoyed with myself that I deliberated for so long before doing it. I feel like I wasted nearly three years being in pain, when for such a simple procedure (from my point of view) I could have stopped it. Thank you so much - I am one very VERY happy patient!
PS - I think it worth mentioning that the nerve jangly thing went on for a long time and I really didnt think it was getting any better and then suddenly I noticed it had pretty much gone. That was a surprise - I expected it would get better gradually rather than just suddenly disappearing.
Liz D. - London
With well over five years of Mortonís Neuroma cryosurgery behind us, and over 1000 cryosurgery treatments carried out, we are now the most experienced Podiatric cryosurgery clinic outside of North America.