| | Posterior tibial tendon surgery
In early June I began to experience pain in the tendon that runs behind the inside bump on the ankle, across the instep, and attaches to the navicular bone on the inside of the foot and into the bottom of the foot. This tendon supports the arch. After no reduction of pain was achieved by my wearing a boot and taking Celebrex for a month, the doctor ordered an MRI which showed the tendon to be torn down the middle. Fortunately, the tendon is still attached at both ends and no graft is required.
In a couple of weeks the doctor (an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine) will do surgery to sew the tendon back together. He says that I will need to wear the boot for another month after surgery and then have physical therapy. If any of you have had a similar surgery or other treatment for a tear of this particular tendon, I would appreciate hearing of your experience with it.