For runners and other athletes experiencing debilitating peripheral nerve
pain in the knee, a new treatment may provide long term relief. Dr. Williams
has spoken with several different news outlets recently about the benefits
of "focused cold therapy."
According to the
most recent report by King 5 news in Seattle, focused cold therapy uses a cold probe to apply temperatures
of -120 degrees Fahrenheit to the site of the pain. "That focused
cold therapy allows us to reduce the temperature of a peripheral nerve
to a very precise zone," Dr. Williams explained. "And that results
in turning that nerve off temporarily, so it's unable to send pain
King 5 recounted the story of Abby Watson, a 16-year-old runner who was
experiencing shooting pains in her knees every time she took a step. After
focused cold therapy was delivered by Dr. Williams, Abby was able to run
without pain the next day. The treatment does no harm to surrounding nerves
or tissue and provides athletes relief for up to a few months at a time.
You can watch the full report at King 5. Dr. Wiliams' use of the new
treatment has also been covered by several other outlets, including:
For more information on focused cold therapy or any sports neurology concern, contact
Vernon B. Williams, MD, Inc. today. Dr. Williams is a board-certified neurologist that has dedicated
his career and practice to the field of sports neurology. He has consulted
for high school, collegiate, and professional athletic programs, including
the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Kings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Contact Dr. Williams today.