Re: Physio after "minor" PTTD surgery
Yes, I had started back to running & working out after not doing much for about 5 years. I was having some pain while running, but thought it was soreness and just being out of shape, so I continued. The run that did me in was outside on pavement and I didn't track the mileage. It was feeling good so I went with it, and increased mileage by 25% not knowing it. It was only a 3.5 mile run, so I didn't think too much of it at the time. Well, due to the pain, I stopped running but continued walking and the elliptical. Even that became too painful so I went to complete rest. This was in February 2013.
During the first week of complete rest, my feet/ankles were still hurting pretty bad and by the end of the day would be very swollen, so I finally went to have it checked out.
MRI came back with stress fracture and mild tenosynovitis. Doc put me in a cast for 6 weeks. PT for 8 weeks with ionto treatments and ultrasound. I have bought stability running shoes that I wear ALL the time with green superfeet inserts. Met with my doc again in June and we tried an oral corticosteriod for the inflammation (after she suggested surgery, as I wanted to make sure we had exhausted all conservative measures) and decided to continue PT for another 6 weeks. I had some temporary relief, but the inflammation and pain have come back. It's been 5 months since I've ran and done much of anything. I can walk, but long distances like a trip to the mall will aggravate it. I can only imagine what jogging/running would do.
So, I see my doc again on July 31st. I have a feeling I know where the conversation is heading.
Wish me luck!!