Yes, indeed! Having foot problems is complicated and very time intensive.
My orthodics allowed me to stay active, and mostly comfortable for 30 years (I'm 53 now). But once the posterior tibial tendon got hurt a year ago, I tried everything. Nothing worked, and I couldn't do anything fun anymore. Heck, I could barely walk....and so I took the plunge and had the surgery after going for 3 doctor's opinions.
Today was my third session with the PT. He had me ride a stationary bike, and do 3 sets of leg extensions...it felt so good to be in a gym again, and actually using some muscles. Of course I still can't walk yet without my walker, but that'll come.
The surgery and especially the recovery is tough. I hope to be on this site in a year with a great success story to share. Right now, it's all a long waiting game. Lots of ups and plenty of downs.
Hope everyone is having a comfortable Tuesday.