Am I rushing in to surgery?
June 21, 2014 11:45 AM Subscribe
I posted this
question a few weeks ago. Since then I have taken the hive's advice and sought medical attention. The results have been less than thrilling.
posted by Quincy to Health & Fitness (7 answers total)
So I have gone to the podiatrist, and had the necessary x-rays, I do in fact have an accessory navicular bone, which was presumably causing post tibial tendonitis. We first tried oral and topical anti-inflammatories, which did literally nothing to touch it. Then he injected the tendon directly with steroid, and I had to wear a boot for two weeks. I just came out of the boot yesterday and the symptoms have almost fully returned. The next step is an MRI, and depending on what that shows, as I understand, the real option to actually fix the problem will be surgery. I'm hoping to really luck out and have someone that has had the surgery and can help me weigh the benefits and risks. I am 30, and work on my feet all day. I love my job and don't want a sit down job. I want to do whatever I can now to fix the problem. Even though it isn't debilitating now, presumably it will just continue to get worse with time if it doesn't get better. All of my older co-workers have encouraged me to get it taken care of while I'm young and before it gets bad. What does the hive think?