HM - Cryosurgery patientI was having severe pain in the ball of my right foot which was causing me to experiment with walking in different ways. This in turn was affecting my knee and my back. Following the cryosurgery the pain has completely gone (although it is taking the toes longer to settle down to a new routine)
CD - Cryosurgery patientI cannot recommend highly enough the Cryosurgery procedure I had on two occasions in 2015 at the London Podiatry Centre. First Mr McCulloch treated the largest neuroma in my left foot as, following diagnostic tests, this seemed to be the primary source of the pain. Several months later, although the pain was much reduced, I decided to return to have the second smaller neuroma treated. I am so glad I did, as 7 months later I am completely without any pain in this foot. I was treated by Mr McCulloch and his staff with a very professional though friendly manner throughout and am completely happy with the outcome.
EO - Cryosurgery patientI do still experience pain if I am barefoot on our ceramic tile floors but it dissipates immediately. Otherwise I am completely pain free.
AJ - Cryosurgery patientSince the cryosurgery I have been able to go back to the gym and have regular work outs of 1 hour 3 times a week with no flare up after exercising and I am up to running for 35 minutes pain free
IJ - Cryosurgery patientCryosurgery has been amazing - the stabbing pain in my foot, which had been quite severe, literally stopped on the day I walked into Ron McCulloch's surgery to have the procedure done. Since then I've been completely pain-free and I can jog and dance again and go on long hikes! I can only recommend this to anyone who is suffering from this condition.
ML - Cryosurgery patientThank you for your amazing surgical skill, kindness and great music to operate by. The image is of me climbing Machu Picchu with my group a month after my surgery. I cannot thank you enough for helping me get literally back on my feet. I'm heading for the jungle in June thanks to you.
PK - Crysorurgery patientI arrived to have the procedure first thing in the morning, I was quite anxious still in relation to how much pain there would be, but also if this procedure would work. I had received a very thorough briefing before the surgery day, but was still a bit worried as with anything new.
CS - Cryosurgery patientI have been really pleased with the result of my cryosurgery. However, I still have a loss of touch sensation on the underside of two toes and on a patch on the underside of the ball of my foot. I am sure I will get used to that in time. I have also yet to try anything other than flat shoes as I wanted the foot to fully recover before trying anything like that. I walked ten miles in comfy walking boots over the weekend with no problems at all which is marvellous.
JM - Cryosurgery patientHaving had numerous cortisone injections in my right foot for Morton's neuroma and developing a bursa, which was more painful than the neuroma itself, I was advised that the only option I could be offered was invasive surgery to remove the nerves. I did not want surgery so I started researching for other options and came across The London Podiatry website offering Cryosurgery so I thought I had nothing to lose by giving it a go. Mr McCulloch confirmed I had two neuromas in my foot and it would be advisable to have both of them treated at the same time, also he arranged for me to have a gait analysis done to provide me with some custom made orthotics to help me after surgery as it was discovered that my problems were due to the biomechanics of my feet as I have two neuromas in my left foot as well.
JD - Cyrosurgery patientI just wanted you to know I am delighted with the therapy. I would say I have about a 90 per cent improvement in reduction of my pain levels. I can now walk for about an hour without any major pain whereas before it was only 20 mins. This means I can go about most of my walking activities painfree which I haven't been able to do for a year! I still can't go for long walks (over an hour) without pain. I can't run, wear high heels anymore and can sometimes feel pain when bearing weight on the ball of the foot whilst teaching yoga but apart from these activities, my daily walking life is vastly improved. Thank you so much. I can't tell you what a difference it has made. Great result!
Bob H. - Cryosurgery patient for Morton's neuroma
I would just like to say that I have been entirely delighted with the cryosurgery procedure on my right foot. Having suffered with the neuroma for a number of years my quality of life has improved greatly since the operation and I can now enjoy going on long walks with my wife without the fear of having to stop because of the pain in my foot.
The procedure itself was completely painless and Mr McCulloch went to great lengths to explain exactly what would be done and he was excellent.
I would certainly recommend the procedure and indeed the clinic to anyone who is suffering from a neuroma in their foot.
E.N. - Cryosurgery patient for Morton's neuroma
I suffered no post operative ill effects and was back to normal as soon as the anaesthetic wore off. Twelve days after the procedure I went for an 8km walk on footpaths and tracks, on my feet for 2.5 hours, and experienced no pain or discomfort. Although my Morton's neuroma was not severe, previously, within an hour of walking I would experience pain.
Update 7 months after cryosurgery: I am still symptom free after the cryosurgery on my Morton's neuroma last August. Last Sunday I walked for 10 miles carrying a 7kg pack with no pain. In about a fortnight I am travelling to Spain to walk the Camino de Santiago from the French border to Leon, about 450 k, planning to walk about 25k a day, carrying about 7.5kg. Hopefully the journey will be problem free.
Update 9 months after cryosurgery: Just to let you know that I walked 470km in 20 days and have had no trouble with my foot.
F.P. - Cryosurgery patient
Sorry I haven't been in touch sooner. I've been too busy testing my painless foot! It has certainly 'stood up' to the rigours of Christmas shopping and is giving me no trouble at all. I have to say that it is probably the best early Christmas present I have ever had!
Update a year after cryosurgery: It is twelve months now since I had my Cryo injection. I felt it was unnecessary to email you so frequently to report that everything was the same but now that a year has passed I thought you may like an update. There have been a few twinges occasionally but nothing of any significance and I really do feel that I have had a new lease of life. I have been able to walk around shops and on holiday all day without any of the discomfort I previously experienced. I would certainly recommend this procedure to anyone who was suffering as I was. Thank you for freeing me from what was a quite debilitating pain.
G.R. - Cryosurgery patient for Morton's neuroma
"Given the same opportunity again would you have the cryosurgery procedure?"
Yes I would, in fact I had a second procedure one week before my wedding with no problems. I have now returned from one week skiing and no recurrence of my Morton's neuroma associated pain.
A.F. - Cryosurgery patient
In answer to the question regarding whether I would have the procedure again, I would say 'yes', and am in fact hoping to have the procedure repeated on the right foot.
Richard Collinge - Head of Performance, Cardiff City Football Club
I would like to say many thanks for the extremely professional service provided by The London Podiatry Centre for the treatment of our player who underwent cryosurgery for a persistent neuroma recently. We cannot compliment your service highly enough as the player quickly returned to training and competitive match action completely symptom free. Many thanks to Ron and the team.
L.T. - Cyrosugery patient
I have now had Cryosurgery for Morton's Neuroma on both feet. As a self employed Fitness Instructor it was imperative that I returned to work as soon as possible. The procedure was painless, Mr McCulloch explained every detail. I walked out of the clinic and could walk normally the next day. Having suffered for years with this condition it is wonderful to be able to walk, dance and wear normal shoes without having to stop to relieve the pain.
M.C. - Cryosurgery patient
It is now nearly 4 months since you performed cryo surgery on my Mortons Neuroma.
You asked me to report progress. Well I am absolutely delighted to report that I am now completely pain
free and enjoying again the delights of long walks with the dog.
Sometimes if I have been on my feet all day I get a dull ache, no pain, but after a night's rest back to normal.
I can't begin to tell you how pleased I am. Thank you so much for your efforts. If I can repay you by offering a testimonial I would be delighted. After all you said my Neuroma was 50% bigger than normal so it might not work in one go. But it has. Thank you so much.
Leena Kanerva - Cryosurgery patient
I wanted to update you about the results of having cryosurgery in my right foot twice, last time a year ago. I'm delighted to report that the pain has finally disappeared! I still had pain occasionally during the summer but now at least for 3 months, regardless of the footwear, I have experienced no pain at all.
Dr J G - Cryosurgery patient
Four months after the procedures, I am delighted to endorse cryosurgery for Morton's neuroma at the London Podiatry Centre. I suffered from two large neuromas, one in each foot. They were significantly limiting my activities, including my ability to enjoy my hobby of hiking in the country. Following a procedure on each foot, carried out two days apart, I am now able to hike without the discomfort I previously experienced. I am totally free of pain in one foot, but still infrequently experience slight discomfort in the other. I am considering repeating the cryosurgery procedure on this foot in the hope that it, too, can be fully pain free. Throughout the process of treatment I have nothing but praise for Mr McCulloch and his staff. Their professionalism was boundless. My only regret is that I did not have the procedures earlier. I regret the hikes I could not take and am trying hard to make up for lost time!
AK - Cryosurgery patient
The pain in my foot is greatly improved and I would definitely recommend this procedure, although it is not a quick-fix. My foot has improved gradually over the past three months but I do still have to be careful of the type of shoes that I wear - heels are not an option. When I do get pain, it is not nearly as severe as it used to be.
Some patients attending the London Podiatry Centre have been advised erroneously that they suffer from a Morton's neuroma. The centre uses extensive investigations to ensure that all possible causes of forefoot pain are fully explored so that the correct diagnosis is made. This patient was advised by other practitioners that she had a Morton's neuroma but the London Podiatry Centre soon discovered that this was not the case, and by working closely with one of our consultant neurologist colleagues the correct diagnosis was established.
Belated thanks for all the attention you gave me in August.
Having carried out extensive tests, and having previously undergone various treatments to correct the foot pain, I was quite relieved that you discovered that the pain in my toes was not attributable to any previously suspected cause, and I am grateful for your referral to the neurologist.
As I believe you know he is of the opinion that the pain is less likely due to peripheral neuropathy than some sort of neuropathy caused by pressure on the spinal nerves.
However I have still found the orthotics that you had designed for me have been very helpful in stabilizing my gait, and especially I am grateful for the ones you had fitted to my new sandals later, which make these the most comfortable that I have.
I cannot obviously walk the distances I did before as the back problem has still to be resolved, but I feel confident in doing the best I can knowing that with the orthotics no harm will come to my feet.
I will have no hesitation in recommending your clinic in the future.
Chris Hollick - Cryosurgery patientI just wanted to update you on how my foot is progressing after cryosurgery with you about 6 weeks ago. I'm delighted to say that things are going really well and I'm mostly free from pain - the only sensation occasionally is of swelling still and tightness on the ball of the foot, but this is happening less. I have much more movement in the foot itself and the 2 toes and theres no appearance of swelling on the top of the toes, which there was before the surgery.
NP - Cryosurgery patientFoot has very little pain now and as long as it is kept warm, it does not hurt. I can now achieve running on a treadmill in excess of 5k with no side effects. I have adopted wearing Hush Puppies shoes and Vibram/Merrell based trainer to exercise. The vibram trainers have little or no heal and are extra wide.
Christine C. - Cryosurgery patientI had never heard of Mortons Neuroma until I came across Mr. McCulloch's website while trying to research my own foot problem. I had severe pain in my right foot for over two years. My own doctor prescribed very high doses of ibuprofen which only worked while I was taking it. The other alternatives were steroid injections or surgical removal of the nerve. Neither of these appealed to me at all. Meanwhile the pain continued to restrict my activities. At times it was like walking on raw flesh and felt as though my foot was being crushed in a vice. Walking was excruciating as was just pottering in the garden. Even tight socks would set it off. Desperation sent me on a search for a better solution, and am I glad I did. Mr. McCulloch confirmed that it was a neuroma and I had the surgery last February. It was completely painless. The injections to freeze the foot sting a bit but nothing to scream about. I suppose the foot was a little bit sore for a couple of days but nothing more than that. Then you wait. Has it worked or hasn't it. In the beginning I was a little confused as I was still getting a pain but it wasn't quite the same pain, and after a while decided it probably hadn.t worked for me. As time has passed however it has improved dramatically. I can walk for quite long periods with little or no pain. I even wore a pair of heeled shoes on my holiday without any discomfort! To sum up I would say that it may take a little time to work for you as it did me. So don't be disappointed if at first you still experience some pain.
SdV - Cryosurgery patientEverything relating to the cryosurgery is absolutely fine; After a couple of weeks I was able to walk a long distance without the burning pain I had experienced previously so I am sure the procedure has been a complete success. Unfortunately for me I am still suffering discomfort, especially when I first put my foot on the floor each morning, but I have no doubt this relates to the conventional surgery carried out on a previous neuroma some years ago.
AT - Cryosurgery patientIt has taken 4-6 months for the foot to settle. I was completely pain free in August (5 months post procedure) although I have had several nerve twinges since. It is NOT the original neuroma pain, more the nerve still complaining in either the middle of my toes 3 and 4 or on the pad of my foot in that area. However the pain does not last more than seconds and is now nothing like as severe as the neuroma pain was before the treatment, although for the first three months it was like getting horribly regular electric shocks!
KM - Cryosurgery patientI recently had surgery for a neuroma & verruca on 23 April. I wanted to thank you for the excellent service & give you some feedback. I spent last week in Rome and managed to walk all day every day without pain - it made my holiday!
KK - Cryosurgery patientI am relieved to be now rid of the excruciating pain in my right foot, which hurt even when wearing low heeled shoes. I had been suffering for at least 8 years, as I had never heard of Morton's neuroma until I started doing some research on the type of pain I had. It took between 3-4 months for the site of the pain to be completely pain free, but I am extremely pleased that I had the operation. I have to say, that at first I didn't think the operation was successful because I was still getting twinges of pain, but they are now gone - be aware that your foot may take some time before it is completely pain free. I am just sorry that I had never heard of the operation before 2014, otherwise I would have gone ahead with it before now. Now I don't dread putting on a pair of shoes in the morning!
MC - Cryosurgery patientGreat service, expertise and and aftercare. I would thoroughly recommend cryosurgery as an alternative to surgical intervention.
LB - Cryosurgery patientI would strongly recommend cryosurgery. I was experiencing severe pain in my left foot with my Neuroma, which over the course of two years had got progressively worse to the extent that I couldn.t walk ten minutes to and from the station every day without the regular use of painkillers. I found the cryosurgery itself completely fine and obviously pain free, due to the local anaesthetic and found Ron very informative as he talked me through the process. I had the tiniest incision behind the toes which healed within a day or so. After a couple of days with my foot up after the surgery, I found the pain greatly reduced, though not completely gone initially, though this has improved pretty much day by day. It.s now over three months after my surgery and I am 100% pain free, though do still very occasionally have the odd ache in the area and some numbness in the toes, but as this is also progressively improving day by day. I have no doubt that with time, this will go completely, I.m overall very pleased.
MD - Cryosurgery patientI am now 9 weeks post procedure. I have just been on a weeks dance holiday in Spain where I danced every evening, and report that my foot stood up to it brilliantly, I am so pleased. Apart from a little fatigue of both feet because of the dancing I experienced no pain in the neuroma area.