Re: Tendon Problems need advice
Get a second, third or fourth opinion. I'm 37, have CP, and recently had a posterior tibial tendon release, an Achilles tendon release, and correction of three hammertoes-all in the one orthopedic procedure (on my left foot). Previously, I've had four Achilles tendon releases at the base of my heels, bi-lateral adductor release surgery, as well as a posterior Achilles tendon release at the back of my knee (all done between the ages of 4-14). That said, surgical techniques are constantly being developed, refined and improved upon-and, now, tendon release surgery can be a lot less invasive, thus speeding up healing and recovery time. Personally, I'm open to anything that will help to extend my independent mobility, because loss of flexibility and movement has wider implications for my overall health and functioning.