I had peroneal tendon surgery on Dec. 15th, I tore both of my tendons and my ligament was displaced as well. I was in a splint and then in a cast and then in the ankle brace. I am now on nothing and doing PT on my own at the local gym. My question is: How long is it still going to be stiff in the morning and hurt? Is this normal? Also when I go to my last post op appt. what will they do? Just look at it? It doesn't really hurt too much and it's been almost 3 months. I want to run again and did so the other day, only a little bit. But I want to know if how it feels now is normal? Slight pain and stiffness in the morning and a dull aching? Anyone?
I've had 3 surgeries on my peroneal tendons in less than 3 years and what you're experiencing is normal. My last surgery was on January 26th. and I've been full weight bearing for 2 weeks. I see my doc next week and expect to start PT next. I've been told that it can take up to a year to completely heal from this type of surgery. The soreness and stiffness will gradually get better but it's a long process. Hope this helps.
My surgery to repair a tear was almost a year ago. I still have a lot of problems with mine being tender or shoes rubbing them wrong. After a recent visit to my OS I found out they have been loosing strength. Which I had been suspecting but was worried about going back under the knife. We are trying another round of PT to see if that helps. If not its more investigation I guess. My OS has told me all long that it can take a year or so for all the swelling and total healing to take place. Just remember patience is the key to recovery.