Re: Ever be pain free with PTTD?
Unfortunately my experience will not inspire confidence. I went a year limping along, every time I tried to ramp up to former levels of activity the pain returned. However my MRI showed a tear and surgery was recommended. Here things went from bad to worse. I was given a nerve block injection behind the knee as part of the surgical anesthesia. It's never been determined whether the doctor hit the nerve or I reacted badly, but I emerged from surgery half crippled. My sciatic nerve is severely damaged, permanently. I am in constant 24/7 pain in my foot. The actual PTTD surgery went pretty well, but the nerve damage overrides that success. So, my advice is be very patient. Substitute bike riding for your workout, maybe for a year. Try at all costs to avoid the surgery option, and definitely do NOT agree to nerve block, just have them put you under.